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OK here goes for a second time LOL I wrote it once and somehow it disappeared<br><br>
So I have run this race 6 times. It is a very emotional one for me because it is the reason that I started running..to run this race..it was my first goal race. I run it every year in honour of my mother, my grandmother, my aunts..basically every woman in my family..all of whom have been diagnosed with this fvcking disease in their late 30's /early 40's. It was also very emotional cause it was the first time I was running it knowing that I was safe from the mutated gene that my family carries. Last Fall I finally mustered up the courage to get tested and I do not carry it. Who knows why?? I am the only one in like 5 generations.<br><br>
So all dolled up in pink I left for the race at about 8am. I ran into my aunt..45 years old...mother of 3 beautiful girls..diagnosed last Fall...she was walking it. I went to the start..left my phone behind...did not flirt with any of the men around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"> . I had decided that i was going to race this race. My objective was to come in under 25 minutes. I used my Garmin to stay under 5 min/km. At km4 I pushed a little harder and then 500 m from the finish I picked it up a little more. I thought of you Benj..telling me last year to run a 5km and empty the tank and then punch it into MacMillan...well I ran hard but I did not empty the tank. I know that I could do it faster. I was and am very proud of my time though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
So there you go..is that ok <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
ETA OOPS..I forgot to write my time LOL 23:49..just shows how I don't give a sh1t about it LMAO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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That's awesome, princess. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
And for a good cause. I see now why it was such an important race for you, and you did it up right.<br><br>
Way to go!
 

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Félicitations Princesse!<br><br>
I perused the online versions of the local papers this morning and didn't see the picture of your pink skirt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">
 

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marathon princess you are now the Queen of 5K's!
 

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MP - You totally rock! Great job out there!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1">
 

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Great race for a great cause! It is a horrible disease but the more awareness we can create the better the chances of beating this thing once and for all. Remember everyone-October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month-wear pink to show your support (I know MP will be wearing pink every day<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> ) Congratulations on a great race.
 

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Outstanding race again MP. So proud of you. You are not the turtle you pretend to be. Your time shows you are very capable. Good job. When is your next marathon??
 
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