First Race for 2009

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First Race for 2009

Postby Mouse » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:10 pm

Just checking in to let you know how I made out in the first race of the season for moi. It was our Puma 5KM, I placed 3rd in my age class. This is not what has me excited thou. I'm more excited about not stopping to walk, nor stop for a water break. This is the furthest that I have run without a water break. Darn it not having salvia glands. My 1KM split was 5:52. With a mile to go, my time was 20:59. When I finished my watch said 30:50, my official time was 30:52. Cie la vie....
The footing for the most part was pretty good, there were a few spots with black ice, and some snow. There was a bit of wind. For the first part I was struggling with trying to stay focused. Then I found that my dentures were starting to bounce up and down. Took them out, put them in the running belt pocket, and kept on givin er.... I actually passes a man in the parking lots. Yay. There is a man who has been trying to stay with me, or beat me. Today he was ahead of me for awhile, I passed him, but he passed me back. Well I ended up beating him by 3 seconds, the challenge is on. This was also my first run outside, as I get chilled so easy, due to weight loss, and low hemoglobin.... I wore three layers on the top. I wore a toque, with a Nike Dryfit hoodie on my head. I kept wiping my nose on my mitts, there were tears on my face at spots because of the wind. Therefore with all these conditions, I'm pleased to say that I am proud of myself today for my performace. Saw Kathy, Dwayne, and Jeff out there today. Dwayne was taking pictures, but found the time to cheer me on as well. Merci. I'm scared to think if he took a picture what it must look like, as I was running toothless, and had junk coming out of my mouth.
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Postby redhead » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:51 pm

Congratulations on your first race of the year Mighty Mouse.
I hope 2009 is wonderful for you. You deserve it.
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Postby RayMan » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:05 pm

Awesome Mouse! I am so happy to hear you are getting your strength back. :D

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Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:40 pm

You are an example of a true "comeback Kid" :D

Awesome Mighty Mouse...just awesome :D
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Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:57 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Congrats Mouse!!! What a great race. You are on the comeback trail for sure!! Well done.
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Postby VeloCarrie » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:33 pm

Awesome! :D Without teeth! :shock:
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Postby seuss » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:17 pm

woohoo! good job Mouse. you are going to have a great season. [and they should be getting warmer right?]
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Postby HCcD » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:31 pm

Way-da-Go, Mighty Mouse ... :P :wink:
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Postby Mouse » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:45 pm

Jo-Jo wrote:You are an example of a true "comeback Kid" :D

Awesome Mighty Mouse...just awesome :D


Thanks Jo-Jo. Your words of encourgement sure help put a hugh smile on my face......
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Postby Dr. S » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:48 pm

BRAVO BRAVO!!!

Congrats on your race, Mouse you rock 8)
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Postby Mouse » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:48 pm

seuss wrote:woohoo! good job Mouse. you are going to have a great season. [and they should be getting warmer right?]


Hopefully they will, but this is Winterpeg, so who knows how angry Mother Nature is, and how much more white stuff she has in store for us. Cripes I remember running a big 10K in May, while it was snowing. Lets hope this year won't be like that. Thanks for the encourgement.
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Postby runcherylrun » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:58 pm

Fantastic job Mouse !!!!!!!!!!!!!

3rd is awesome !!! :clap: :clap:

Your my hero kiddo - :wink:

way to go !!

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Postby MINITEE » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:01 pm

Mouse, I read this and automatically was drawn to your signature line...

Pretty darned fitting my dear! 8)
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Postby Doonst » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:29 pm

Impressive stuff!
next up:


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Postby Mouse » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:35 pm

Doonst wrote:Impressive stuff!


Wow comments like that, just give me the warn fuzzies. Merci!!!!!
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Postby Mouse » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:36 pm

runcherylrun wrote:Fantastic job Mouse !!!!!!!!!!!!!

3rd is awesome !!! :clap: :clap:

Your my hero kiddo - :wink:

way to go !!


Aww gee thanks Cheryl. How are you doing with your injuries?
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Postby Mouse » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:38 pm

MINI-T wrote:Mouse, I read this and automatically was drawn to your signature line...

Pretty darned fitting my dear! 8)


Mini-T Thank you so much for these kind comments.... It has been quite the year....
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Postby Robbie-T » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:45 pm

Way to chick that guy Mouse!!
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Postby Darth Tater » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:40 am

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Postby ian » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:56 am

Sounds like conditions only suitable for a hardcore runner...

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Postby दिवंगत » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:58 am

That's really cool, congrats on your race and result Mouse! You're an inspiration.

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Postby cgraham » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:13 am

What a great image of the finish. Sounds like a great race for you, and one you've earned. Look forward to more like this as the weather gets better.
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:15 am

Congratulations! Great racing under tough conditions - well done!
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