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Spirit RUNS!

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:55 am

Yes, finally running like I mean it.

Today was the Baytown Jail Break half marathon. Short story: 2h18min

Long story. This is my third time in this race. This years adventure started with me and Sargent Miller:

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In January, I learned that if I got my picture taken with a police officer, I could get $20 off my entry fee. So I stopped at the Baytown Police department after work one day and nabbed Sargent Miller. Poor, guy. He was nice and cooperated.

Last Friday eve, I went to the Police Department and got my packet. I work in Baytown but live in Seabrook. Baytown is only 15 miles from home so an easy trip. This race features the Hartmann Bridge:

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I don't know what to do with the rest of my day! Thanks for reading.

So, a race so close to home! I got up at 4:15 and left at 5:40. Parked in an awesome location. Right across the street from the finish, but on the side where you can get out. Picked up my chip. Sat in the car reading for awhile. It was very warm, 20C, no wind.

Finally, at 7 am, we start. I started off running. My legs felt good, shoes felt good; so I decided to just see how long I would last. First mile in 10:30. I kept this up, although I think I probably slowed some going up the bridge and for sure speeded up coming down the bridge (miles 6 and 7). I had a pit stop at mile 2. No walking except at aid stations. At about 12.5 miles, my knee did have some twinges from the ACL, so I had to walk a couple of times to get it back on track. By then, I didn't care if I walked to the finish I was so pleased with my time. I could see myself in some store windows. Ha, I look just like the decrepit old ladies who for some reason are running quite quickly.

I did run into the finish. By Garmin I was 2:18. The clock was clearly messed up as it showed 1:49.

Very nice medal this year.
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And here I am after my shower wearing my swag:
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Habs4ever » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:11 pm

Great job, Laura! Love the swag.

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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:53 pm

love that smiling pic! congrats!
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby grimskot » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:10 pm

Nicely done :)
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby HCcD » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:16 pm

Awesome ...
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby IronGoddess » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:27 pm

Great picture. What a great race day you had. WTG.
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Jo-Jo » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:20 pm

Well done Spirit!!
I chuckled at how you made sure to get the discount! I predict that you and I will be awesome seniors...and excel at coupon clipping and senior discount bargains :D :wink:
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby ian » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:31 pm

Spirit wrote:Ha, I look just like the decrepit old ladies who for some reason are running quite quickly.

At some point, this will be a tautology. In the mean time, it's good to see that some of the faster gears are returning, even if they're not needed most of the time.

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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:43 pm

tau·tol·o·gy
tôˈtäləjē/Submit
noun
the saying of the same thing twice in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style (e.g., they arrived one after the other in succession ).
synonyms: pleonasm, repetition, reiteration, redundancy, superfluity, duplication
"avoid such tautology as "let's all work together, everyone, as a team" by saying simply "let's work together""
a phrase or expression in which the same thing is said twice in different words.
plural noun: tautologies
LOGIC
a statement that is true by necessity or by virtue of its logical form.

Uh.... I don't get it. But very nice to see you Ian.
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby ian » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:12 pm

Spirit wrote:Uh.... I don't get it.

You're obviously running quite quickly. Eventually you'll be an old lady. (At least in the eyes of some of the less fit young'uns you're blowing by in races like this one.)

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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:43 pm

ian wrote:
Spirit wrote:Uh.... I don't get it.

You're obviously running quite quickly. Eventually you'll be an old lady. (At least in the eyes of some of the less fit young'uns you're blowing by in races like this one.)

Oh, well compared to the mean age, I'm way on the old side of the bell curve. Thats why I didn't get your point.
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:43 pm

Jo-Jo wrote:Well done Spirit!!
I chuckled at how you made sure to get the discount! I predict that you and I will be awesome seniors...and excel at coupon clipping and senior discount bargains :D :wink:

You would totally have gone after an officer to have your picture taken with.
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:14 pm

Nice Laura!!! Well done. :dance:
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:04 am

Spirit wrote:
Jo-Jo wrote:Well done Spirit!!
I chuckled at how you made sure to get the discount! I predict that you and I will be awesome seniors...and excel at coupon clipping and senior discount bargains :D :wink:

You would totally have gone after an officer to have your picture taken with.


Yes...I would have.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:38 am

OMG, 3rd of 15 in ag!
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Stampie » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:22 pm

Nicely done Laura and great pics!

One question, if it was 20C, what is with the toque? :lol:
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby RobW » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:59 pm

Well done! :)

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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:39 pm

Stampie wrote:Nicely done Laura and great pics!

One question, if it was 20C, what is with the toque? :lol:

Its a HAT.

I might need it tomorrow!
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Stampie » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:10 pm

Spirit wrote:
Stampie wrote:Nicely done Laura and great pics!

One question, if it was 20C, what is with the toque? :lol:

Its a HAT.

I might need it tomorrow!

Toque/HAT... Semantics! Stupid Canadianisms :lol:
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:52 pm

Hi Stampie, nice to see you.

Here is one of my race pics:

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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Mark.AU » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:09 pm

I missed this, great report and love the pics. Congratulations on your placement and well done on racing to third place and finishing your race on the podium!

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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Jwolf » Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:24 am

Great pictures!
Congrats again. :)
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby 5km » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:28 pm

Spirit wrote:OMG, 3rd of 15 in ag!


3rd of 15 - impressive! Congratulations.

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Postby Avis » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:30 pm

You were extra-double speedy and fast, Spirit (I like tautology, sometimes.) Big congrats on the AG placement, too!
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Re: Spirit RUNS!

Postby Ken B » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:34 pm

I am so pleased to see your finishing time! Congratulations. As usual great pics and report!! Well done!! :)


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