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Yesterday I ran the Bluegrass half marathon with my sweet running buddy Helen. There are four of us mom-types in the neighborhood that regularly meet to run together in the wee hours of the morning while our children are still sleeping. (Because all moms know the easiest time to do anything without your children is while they are sleeping & their daddy is at home…) Three of us ran a half in March-which was a first for two of us. Two of us ran yesterday’s race. One is running a full marathon next Saturday & one is swimming a crazy distance in an open water race the first weekend of October. They are a super bunch. Encouraging, supporting, enjoying friendship. I am so thankful for them. I can definitely say I would not get out of bed that early or run as far without them.

Here’s Helen & I about half way through the race. Our friend Jodi took this one:

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Here we are after the finish. We cut about 10 minutes off our last race time. Not bad for novice mom runners. 😉

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