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Winding Down to the Weekend

Time for another weekend! Everyone loves the weekend, right? Well of course there are those of you who work weekends, so maybe not so much love there.




After researching several half marathon races and all that goes with them: costs of registering, airlines, need for rental car, hotels,



course description, i.e. elevation changes (the flatter the better or downhill is amazing).


After spending way-too-many hours trying to decide, my daughter and I finally made a decision


2019 Scary Run

Sun - Oct 27, 2019

1703 Main St Washougal, WA 98671


The course! This is a beautiful (but scary) course in quaint Washougal ,WA along the Columbia River with views of Mt. Hood and the Gorge! The course is extremely flat and perfect for a Personal Best - especially since you'll be running for your life!


Sounds perfect, right? It's only a 3 hour drive - no rental car, flights, etc. Will there be a costume involved? We'll see...... If you have any suggestions...send them on to me.


Now I have to include something from my Utah race that I keep forgetting to tell you about. As I approach the finish, trying to pick up the pace so I don't look like I am almost dead, I note that they are announcing the names of the people as they cross the finish line. How cool I think. Then as I cross the line, I hear the announcer say "And here is Diane Levi" ! So not cool.




I've been able to get out and do some riding lately, too. This was written on the barn bulletin board: "Cougars - Huckleberry Hill to Meadows"


Yes, it convinced me. We decided t stay in the arenas. Durango learned a new trick:


Doing what we do best:



Of course I've been out running. I've been doing more trail running. It's harder and slower for me but I really enjoy it.





I'm also going to the gym a couple times a week. I realized when I saw this woman leaving, that I was totally in need of some new fashionable workout clothes.



We all have our weaknesses when it comes to food. But this person is totally out of control.




My problem might be oreos:




Yes, I am one of those people you hate who have the 13.1 sticker on my car to brag that I'm a half marathon runner. Sorry (not really)

I'm trying to decide which one of these I'll get for Patient Husband.





Tomorrow is a 10-miler for me. And then, who knows, some beach time? I'm working hard at this retirement thing.


One step at a time,


Anne

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