"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race." Jay Foonberg

Weekly Running Log

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Good Report/Wesson Memorial/State Record

This week started out with a positive report.  I was released from the doctor as my shoulder has gotten so much better.  Hence...NO surgery needed!!  Woo-hoo!  I left the office with good news, no more meds and 6+ months more home physical therapy.  My shoulder hasn't hurt for a while though it has ached some here and there.  I'm so glad that all is getting well. 

Next, we ran in the Wesson Memorial 2 Mile Race on July 4th.  We are not summer racers but we really enjoy this one and with it being a short one, we try to participate in it.  It was quite humid but the sun stayed behind the clouds the entire time which made it so much more bearable!!  On top of that, this year we had a little breeze that kept us cooled off while we were running. 

Last year, the runners doubled from the year prior and this year it increased again by another 200!!!  There were close to 700 people IN the race.  Wow!!  After some changes in the finishing chutes, the race ended successfully.  Good job, LV! 

Since I was feeling pretty good and it was a short race, I focused on "my" race and no one else's.  Meaning, I did what I could, rejected negative thinking which I've been having for quite some time when I run, and ran the best I could.  I felt good throughout the entire race and ran a good race...especially since I had not raced since late spring [and I was injured then and was doing poorly].  After the race, we enjoyed wonderful watermelon which refreshed us a lot. 

 I wore my new running skirt and t-back tank and LOVED it. It probably doesn't look as good as it felt, but I can see buying more skirts in the future. They kept me so cool while I was running.  I can't believe Kent didn't tell me to straighten my tank.  It was all wrinkly and there are NO humps anywhere like it looks.  Oh, well...guess I'm glad I got a pic, ha!  Thank you, Honey!! 

Kent did well in his race.  He received 2nd Place Overall RW.  I'm so proud of him.  He, also, didn't suffer from the heat this year as he has in the past couple of years. 

And, I received 1st Place in my age group.  I was so excited about my time because I did the best I could, fought mental demons and ran better than I had hoped, and got under 18 minutes. 

Our awards were handmade pottery starfish.  Cool...I love the handmade awards I've received. 

And, a pic of a few friends winning their awards.  I missed the Kochs and Tanya...will get ya'll next time! 

I really felt "at home" today.  Saw so many people we use to race with often.  It was good to see Bob C. before the race [never saw him after that].  Spoke with Nancy P. as she was signing up runners.  Ryker M. parked next to us and talked with him some.  He's a great runner!  Eric W. from Hattiesburg came down and parked on the other side of Ryker.  This was his first Wesson Race.  I think he liked it.  Congrats on your award!  Kent talked with Dale R. [he won 1st Place RW].  Another couple of people...we saw Mark K. and Mike B. but never got to talk with them.  Talked with Tanya D. and still can't believe she has lost over 100 pounds!!!  She is an excellent racewalker and has recently moved into running.  She is an amazing runner...Go Tanya!!  I'm sure there were more; these were the ones that crossed my mind while composing this post.  We really miss our running buddies in this area.  They have some of the best races.  Thanks Leonard V. for your hard work and the great job you do to make this club a success. 

One more thing regarding the race.  I was able to obtain the  Mile State Record for my age!!!  I am sooo excited about this...it was all worth it.  And, what a way to get back on track...a new SR!  Forty two records were set today.  I hope this link works; here's the list of the records: 

After the race, we cleaned up and went to The Shed.  It was our first time there and it will definitely NOT be our last!  It was the best BBQ we've eaten and there wasn't a drop of grease on those ribs either.  YUMMMM!!  BBQ and watermelon is what eating on the 4th is all about.

While we were there dozens of Harley Davidson motorcycles that showed up.  I bet there were a hundred motorcycles there when we left!  Here are a few pics I took while walking around.  Enjoy...

One of the MANY signs on the walls.

"Get Fed At The Shed"

And, now we leave you at this time hoping you've had a great 4th of July like we did!

Until next time...

Run 4 It

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2017 Races

  • 12/10/17...MS Coast Half
  • 12/09/17...MS Coast 5k
  • 11/25/17...Kaiser Half
  • 11/18/17...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/11/17...Rotary Oyster 5k
  • 10/14/17...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 02/18/17...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/04/17...Double Bridge 15k
  • 01/29/17...Big Beach Half

2017 Bike Rides

  • 10/01/17...Southern Magnolia Ride [25.85]
  • 05/13/17...Good Life Ride [26]


  • MS Coast Double Down...5k & Half
  • Run The Beach...3 Half's

2017 Goals

  • Back-to-Back Races [Done]
  • 3 Half Marathons [Done +1]
  • 1,000 Miles-No
  • First Half Marathon Series [3 Done]
  • Work on core/strength 2-3 times a week-No
  • Lose 25 pounds-No
  • NEVER give up! YES!!
  • Control/Eliminate refined sugars-Good

2016 Races

  • 10/15/16...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/16...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 03/19/16...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/13/16...St. Pat's Leprechaun 5k
  • 03/05/16...Bay to Breakfast 12k...1st trail race
  • 02/20/16...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/13/16...Double Bridge 15k

2016 Goals

  • Run 1,000 miles-Done
  • Bike 300 miles
  • Half Marathon-Done
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Push through the hard times-Done
  • Cut back on refined sugar

2015 Races

  • 12/19/15...Make It To The Line 4 Miler
  • 11/21/15...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/14/15...Oyster 5k
  • 10/10/15...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/15...PHind a Cure-W/D
  • 05/02/15...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 04/18/15...Zydeco 5k - W/D
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Remember the Fallen 5k
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Boston Strong 5k
  • 04/11/15...Magnolia 5k
  • 03/28/15...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/07/15...Circle K 5k
  • 03/01/15...Gulf Coast Lulu's 10k
  • 02/28/15...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/07/15...Double Bridge 15k

2015 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Overlook past failures
  • Push through the hard times/things

2014 Races

  • 12/06/14...St. Jude's Half Marathon
  • 08/16/14...Pinky 5k Virtual
  • 08/15/14...Howl @ the Moon 10k Virtual
  • 02/15/14...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/01/14...Double Bridge 15k

2014 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 700 Running Miles
  • Strengthen my Upper Body
  • Recuperate, Recover, Renew
  • Get active in WW
  • Eat Fruit Daily
  • Start Clean Eating
  • Begin Eliminating Sugar from Diet

2013 Races

11-30-13...Stennis 5k
11-23-13...Turkey Trot 5k
11-08-13...Run For The Kids Virtual Half [St. Jude's]
10-12-13...Shrimp Festival 5k
09-22-13...Talladega Half
07-04-13...Wesson 2 Miles
06-29-13...Emz Liverpalooza 5k
05-18-13...Pursuit of Fun 5k
04-20-13..Warrior Dash
04-07-13...Gulf Coast Half-Pensacola
03-23-13...Azalea Trail 10k
03-10-13...Leprechaun 5k
02-24-13...NOLA Marathon
02-02-13...Double Bridge 15k-Pensacola
01-13-13....Gulf Coast Half-Lulu's

2013 Goals

  • 3 Half Marathons-Done-Plus 1
  • 1 Marathon-Done
  • 1000 Running Miles-No, due to RC Tendonitis & Broken Shoulder
  • Eat fruit daily-A little aggressive but better
  • Maintain weight in 130's-Did NOT happen!

2012 Races

12-08-12...FloraBama Jingle Bell 5k
11-24-12...Jingle Bell 10k
11-17-12...Turkey Trot 5k
10-27-12...Jazz Half
10-20-12...OS Rotary 5k
10-13-12...Race for Grace 5k
09-29-12...5k For Katlyn
07-04-12...Wesson 2 Mile
04-15-12...Gulf Coast Half...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
04-14-12...Diversity Dash 5k
03-24-12...Azalea Trail 10k
03-03-12...MS50 20k...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
02-25-12...Kids Need Heroes 5k
02-11-12...Sweetheart 5k
02-04-12..Double Bridge 15k
01-14-12...Pensacola Half

2012 Goals

  • 1 Full Marathon-Marine Corp filled up
  • 3 Half Marathons-2 Down-Sick had to drop 2
  • 20 Miles-Wkly Mileage-Bronchitis kept me from this
  • Cross Training 2x Week-Poor Commitment
  • Weekly Weights W/O-Again Poor Commitment

2011 Races

  • 11-26-11...Kaiser Half
  • 11-19-11...Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11-11-11...Thumbs Up for Bill 5k
  • 11-05-11...Senior Bowl 10k
  • 10-22-11...Running the Streets 5k
  • 10-15-11...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 10-08-11...Mullet Run 5k
  • 09-24-11...Waiting for a Cure 8k
  • 09-05-11...Labor Your Legs 5k
  • 07-04-11...Wesson 2 Miles
  • 06-04-11...Bay Fest 5k
  • 05-14-11...Stargazer 5k
  • 04-30-11...Fiesta 5 Flags 5k
  • 04-16-11...St. Benedict's 5k
  • 04-10-11...Gulf Coast Half
  • 03-26-11...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03-19-11...St. Patrick's 5k
  • 03-05-11...Eco 5k
  • 02-13-11...Mardi Gras Marathon

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