ROUND AND AROUND THE R.A.G

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MICHELLE V GEARING UP FOR SPACECOAST 26.2

GREETINGS FROM SUNNY SARASOTA.
WE HAVE A STORY FOR YOU TODAY ABOUT A REMARKABLE WEEKEND.
 
 
SOMEWHERE IN GREG GOEBEL’S MIND THE CONCEPT OF RUNNING A MARATHON AROUND A LITTLE PARK TO HONOR 11-11-11 AND 12 -12-12 WAS CREATED.  ALSO ALONG THERE SOMEWHERE GREG’S HEART DECIDED TO STOP WHILE HE WAS RUNNING AN INDOOR MARATHON.  LUCKY FOR GREG HE WAS RUNNING NEXT TO A DR AND NURSE.   GREG IS BETTER THAN EVER AND CELEBRATES LIFE AND CPR EVERYDAY.
 
THIS YEAR THE CONCEPT OF 11-12-13 GOT MISPLACED  SOMEWHERE AND THIS YEAR’S  EVENT BECAME A FUND RAISER FOR THE SOUTHEAST GUIDE DOGS.  HOORAY !!
 
 JODY R AND HUSBAND CAME TO TOWN TO ENJOY FLORIDA AND THE CRAZINESS OF A 52 LAP MARATHON.  MY TRAINING BUDDY MICHELLE V DECIDED TO DO THE EVENT AS A 20 MILER AND COLLECT A LITTLE BLING AND SOME CRAZY CRED.
 
ALSO SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEKEND WAS A BIG BASH FOR MY STUDENT HARRY M WHO TURNED 100.  SHARP AS A PIN AND STRONG AS AN OX. GO HARRY GO. 
DEBBIE AND I DECORATED AND BLEW UP BALLOONS AND MY 90 YEAR OLD NEIGHBOR BAKED SOME BIG CAKES. PARTY ON !!!



ALL THESE FOLKS ARE 90 OR CLOSE :))
 
100 YEAR PARTY CHECK- OFF TO THE RACES CHECK.
 
THE PATH WAS DEEP CINDERS, THE MUSIC WAS PUMPING, BEING AROUND GREG REMINDS YOU TO LEARN CPR AND OFF WE WENT- AROUND AND AROUND. JODY STOPPED FOR ADULT BEVERAGES AND SOME RIDES ON THE PLAYGROUND SWINGS.  AFTER MICHELLE FINISHED HER 13 PLUS A PRE RACE 6 ISH I CONVERTED TO THE SIDEWALK PATH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND PROCEEDED TO YELL AT THE LAP COUNTERS BECAUSE MY TOTAL WASN’T GOING UP FAST ENOUGH.  I WHIMPERED AND WENT TO THE IRONMAN STYLE LITTLE DISTRESS MURMURS , HAD AN ADULT BEVERAGE  FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES AND FINISHED UP SMILING.
 
 I MANAGED TO LOSE MY RIGHT ITB ON THE COURSE. IF ANYONE SEES IT…. I NEED IT BACK TO GO TO MASSACHUSETTS THIS WEEKEND TO SHUFFLE THROUGH THE  PLYMOUTH ROCK MARATHON.


THE ORIGINAL 11-11-11 SHIRT
 

THIS FELLOW RAN ACROSS THE USA WITH THIS FLAG

THE MANIAC TROOPS

BAGPIPES AND BBQ

JODY R WE STILL HAVE A SMILE -PRE RACE

GREG G AND MARY L LOCAL LEGENDS

DEBBIE DANCING AFTER A BEVERAGE

THE DIRTY GIRLS GET DIRTY
 
JODY GOT THE MOTHER LODE OF DOOR PRIZES SO WE SHOPPED TIL WE DROPPED AFTER THE RACE AND TOOK A NICE WALK ON THE COQUINA BEACH TO SOOTH THE SOUL.


GIANT SAND SCULPTURE AT THE GULF

OSPREY AND FRIENDS

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD
 
 
CONGRATS TO ALL THE R.A.G SOULS ALL  22 OF US.  IT WAS A CHALLENGING DAY. AT THIS POINT MY MANTRA IS I  HEART PAVEMENT. 
 
CONGRATS TO MICHELLE V WHO IS IN TAPER TOWN NOW FOR HER FIRST MARATHON AT SPACE COAST.  IT HAS BEEN A LONG HAUL SINCE JULY PARADING THE STREETS OF BRADENTON AT 5 AM. WE TRUST IN HAL HIGDON AND THE POWER OF THE DROP BAG FILLED WITH  DRINKS AND ICED WASH CLOTHS.  WELL DONE MY DEAR.
 
  HAPPY PAVEMENT TO YOU
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY,
 
GREG SAYS LEARN CPR, IT COULD SAVE A LIFE.
 
HAPPY BELATED 11-12-13 TO YOU.
FONDLY,
NW

 
 
 
 

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