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Awake

It's 5:39am and I decided to get out of bed.  I've been awake since 4:45am  I guess you can say I'm a little bit excited or I just have a ton of stuff to do before I leave :-) 

I've decided that if it doesn't all get done (the two baskets of laundry left to be folded) life will be OK.  It's not like anyone in my family is foreign to looking for something to wear in the clean clothes pile :-) .

Last night I had my WW meeting and afterwords I made a trip to get my 5yr old some shorts.  It's supposed to get warm here and none of his current shorts fit.  It was one of those last minute mom things I needed to do before I left.  I want him to be comfortable in school.

Well time to start running... coffee, make K's lunch, pack my clothes and my healthy food stash (lots of fruit, nuts and whole wheat crackers) and then get my last cross training workout in before the race.  Tomorrow I will be waking up in San Francisco doing my last training run - then it's the race on Sunday!

Not sure if /when I'm going to blog post over the next five days.  As always thanks for reading!

Anything is possible - No Matter What! 

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This morning was 35 degrees, rainy, hilly, and I couldn't have done it without the great group of women I ran with today. 
As I was running I received a few comments on how cut my calves looked.  The first thing that came to mind and I said out loud was: "yes I have big calves".  The response I received was: "I wish I had your cut calves".  It's funny how what we have others want and vice verse (I would prefer smaller less cut calves however they do come in handy on the hills).  It's funny how perceptions can very greatly from one person to the next.
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Ladies you keep me going.

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