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I posted on runningahead and thought I'd post here also.<br><br>
This was without a doubt the most well organized event (at my speed I don't call them races!) I have participated in and would highly recommend it to everyone.<br><br>
Arrived in Jacksonville Beach about 9:30 Friday night and was finally able to get something for dinner. My friend from NC drove down on Thursday so she picked me up at the airport. We went back to the hotel after dinner and got an okay night of sleep. There was a soccer tournament also that weekend and I think all the kids were staying on our floor! Saturday morning we went to the expo which was also well organized. We bought a few things and then headed back to the hotel to pick up some more friends who had come in from other parts of Florida. Lunch and then back to the expo. Our packets contained a copy of the book Donna had written about her bouts with cancer. She is now on her third time also. We had been corresponding and I was able to finally meet her and get my book signed. Most wonderful women! Dinner at Carrabas and then back to get ready for Sunday's event. I got everything ready and tried to sleep....tried was about all I did! We got up at about 5:30 so one of the girls could put on her makeup...I couldn't believe she was putting on all that stuff to sweat in. Caught the 6:30 bus and we were off! We arrived at the event and I have never seen so many port-a-potties in my life! There were actually so many that waiting in line wasn't a big deal. Water and PowerAid stations about every mile and more port-a-potties at almost each stop. The course was full of spectators...some with water hoses...one group of guys had small cups of FREE BEER which I had to sample! About 1.5 miles of the race was on the beach which was beautiful. Finished in less than 4 hours which was fine with me (actually managed to run about the last 100 yds). Lots of ice in bags and water at the finish line for us. The Runners Village had lots of bagels, fruit and drinks. After leaving the village we found more beer!! WooHoo!! Oxycodone(sp?) was definitely in order that night. Today was the first day I could actually pick up my legs to get in the car or dressed! I also picked up race packets for Rick S. and his girlfriend...they were really nice young people (about my kids' ages)! I'm hoping to read their RRs soon.<br><br>
Dress Attire: Pink wicking shirt, black shorts, white socks and Brooks Addiction shoes. Oh, and black sun visor. Hope this is Boomer approved attire!<br><br>
Treatment went well this week and I'm scheduled for another PET scan next Friday (2/29).
 

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Hi Munch! Great report and it sounds like you had fun. Good luck on your scan and glad that your treatment went well. Larry
 

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Excellent Munch! Sounds like you had a great time in a well organized event,doesn't get any better than that. Hope to meet you at Knoxville and praying for your speedy recovery.
 

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Awesome trip munch.........glad it went so well for you. I"m sure it was a very special event and nice to see it was so well organized. Great job.
 
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