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Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Bend in the Road .... a 13.1 Mile Detour

I am supposed to be running the IceBreaker Indoor Half Marathon in Milwaukee this morning. I have been planning on this for a couple of months now. And training for this half marathon has kept running a constant in my life right now.


Unfortunately, my aunt passed away last week and the funeral was scheduled for race day morning. Obviously, other things are much more important. And, I will be where I needed to be. With my family.

This is just another bend in the road of my journey ... a 13.1 mile detour ....

I was looking forward to the event and seeing Little Dude and Little Diva during all 47 laps around the track. And, I was looking forward to seeing some local runners and meeting up with some of you on race morning. I hope that everyone has a great time participating in such a unique event. I do look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and race reports on the event and hope that you will forward them to me.

I do plan on spectating the full marathon event on Sunday, and seeing all of the crazies run almost 100 laps around a track for 26.2 miles!! See some of you out there.

IceBreaker would have been my first half marathon of the year, in my quest to run 12 of these babies this year. The odds seem to keep stacking against me, so that I cannot attain my goal. But, I will do it. Don't you worry. I will get those 13.1 miles in there somewhere, between now and January 31. You just wait and see ....

30 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. Being with your family is definitely more important right now. We know you'll get that 13.1 sometime, even though it's not today. Thinking of you as you go through this detour...

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  2. So sorry about your Aunt! You are right, though...it's just another bend in the road! 100 times around a track?! Wow...that sounds interesting!

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  3. I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you and yours. There will be plenty of halfs, I have no doubt you will accomplish what you set out to do. Big hugs girl!

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  4. Sorry to hear about your aunt.

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

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  6. So so sorry for your loss! :(

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  7. Sorry for your loss - I will send a prayer to you and your family.

    I am (still) planning on running in the Freeze for Food 10 k this afternoon, race starts at 1PM - brrrrrrr. I just checked and the hourly forecast is for temp of 11 / feels like -3. Heck that might be balmy - as compared to what it has been the last couple of days. I am usually OK with the cold - if and this is a BIG IF - it isn't too windy. We will see how I feel. I might be doing a "virtual" race to get something in January.

    Stay strong

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  8. So sorry to hear about your aunt.

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  9. Sorry to hear about your aunt. PRayers for you and your family.
    12 halfs this year is awesome! Good luck!

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  10. I'm sorry for your loss.

    I don't always comment on your blog, but I read every new post you make. You seem like such a strong person and I look forward to seeing how you turn this not so good event into a positive one. And know that your blogging family, even us quiet ones, are here to support you.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear about your aunt.

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  12. Sorry to hear about your aunt. Life takes in a different direction sometimes. Hang in there - things will all work out.

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  13. Condolences on your aunt - I'm glad you were with your family.

    Keep your chin up - I know you can do a half between now and the end of the month!

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  14. Sorry about your aunt. Wishing you and your family the best right now.

    (I'm thinking you will be doing a half on the treadmill for January..... just a hunch.)

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  15. I am sorry to hear about your aunt. Girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. The race and the running will always be there.

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  16. You have your head in the right place and January 31 is like a month away!

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  17. I'm so sorry about your Aunt. You are amazing and I have no doubt that you will accomplish everything you are hoping for.

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  18. So sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing. I hope your family is doing well. You look very pretty in purple! Take care!

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  19. Very sorry for your loss. I have every confidence that you'll make up the miles!

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  20. I know you will make those miles up one way or another. The bend in the road just makes you stronger and more determined to make sure your goals are met..

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  21. OH, I'm so sorry your aunt passed. Sending thoughts your way!

    The road has to bend the other way for you after these setbacks. You seem like such a positive and determined individual, I believe you can make your 12 happen.

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  22. I am very sorry to hear about your aunt.

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  23. I'm so sorry about the loss of your aunt. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    How about doing two halfs in one month?

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  24. Sorry for your loss. Life doesn't always come at us at a convenient time. Glad you are able to be there with your family.

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. Family must come first. There is always another half.

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  26. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. There are always other 13.1s out there to do.

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  27. Thinking about you all this weekend. I am sorry for your loss.

    With the determination you show- you will conquer those 13.1 miles sometime in the next week!!

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