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Getting Ready For The Litchfield Hills Road Race!

Well hello everyone, it's me ~ Marilyn preparing for my third Litchfield Hills Road Race. 7.1 miles of long country roads and a hill at the end that scares even the elite runners. I've trained well. I'm a slow runner but speed has nothing to do with how I feel before, during and after my run. I'm out there completing something I'd never even dreamed of. In previous years past, I was the "official" videographer for the race, riding I the pace car. Back then I thought those people were nuts. Running in the heat and humidity of the early afternoon ~ that's never going to be me!!!!

Well, I proved myself wrong didn't I? Yes I did!!! If you are reading this and you are not a runner, you have no idea how I feel. It's hard to put into words the excitement felt the day before and day of the big race ~ ok and the day after you're really tired----but it's a good tired. LOL the shouts, cheers, cowbells, music and the outstanding onlookers motivate you. It's the high fives from fellow runners passing you that gives you the energy to keep moving.  I've been high fived during my training runs ~ yes indeed ~ by men and women half my size who support me and don't care how long it takes me to finish. Runners are polite. Runners are real people. Runners are genuine in spirit. I'm proud to be a runner ..............

I'll check I with y'all next week with a post about race day. Till then, be well and embrace life.

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