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    Running a half marathon..

    On June 1st I will be running the Calgary half marathon in support of local animal rescue AARCS. Wish me luck and pray for sunshine!
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    I will pray for sunshine and cool but not cold temperatures! Boston Marathon folks are always much happier running at 60F than 80F!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    I will pray fopr sunshine and cool but not cold temperatures! Boston Marathon folks are always much happier running at 60F than 80F!
    Thanks Karen. I've no trouble with the cold. I run outside all winter. But I hate to run in the rain.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    GR8 cause! You go grrl!!!

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    Just completed my last big run before the half marathon next Sunday. Did 11.7 miles in 2 hours. Next Sunday I will strive for 13.1 miles inside of two and a half hours. I'm fundraising for AARCS a local animal rescue. I'm dedicating my run to Lenny, a six month old pup who is recovering from being shot and losing a leg after being hit by a car. He didn't give up and will recover.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    God bless you, Gayle! You're fantastic!

    I'm sure you'll have a great run and raise lots of money for AARCS and Lenny's care.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Picked up my race package. This is my bib. Looks like I'm going to be just short of my fundraising goal, but have more than I expected.
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    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    If you and Tamara meet up we want pics! She's staying at the Westin.
    "Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere." -- Erma Bombeck

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    WOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!! You go, girl!!!!!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    If you and Tamara meet up we want pics! She's staying at the Westin.
    That would be fun! Pet Talkers running together! Or at least commiserating together! The Dog side and the Cat side will both be represented!
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    Enjoy the 14th mile.

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    Here's my t-shirt, bib and medal. Completed the 21.1 km, 13 miles. My chiropractor has some work to do on my sore hips tomorrow. Best news is that I raised just over $1200 for AARCS.
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    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    CONGRATULATIONS, GAYLE!!!!!

    Well done!!!!!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Thought you all might like to see me crossing the finish line.
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    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (six year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    Looking good! Was there someone there taking pictures of each person as they crossed?
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