1. well done Christie! Lovely photos too. Re working on a fitness goal, the answer is yes. My husband and I each want to lose 4 kg; it started today! I said no to lemon cheesecake ..

  2. Great job, Christie! I think it was the Swedish fish that was the biggest help…one of our family favorites. No running for me over the weekend, just my usual walking workouts. And, I took my 4 yr old granddaughter to the Farmer’s Market and playground on Saturday morning, our first ‘date’. We had a great time!

  3. Christie you runners always amaze me – the idea of actually enjoying running just does my head in! I’ll stick to walking and live vicariously through your pictures (and Sue’s!) Good on you for doing so well and I’m glad it was good weather and an enjoyable event.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

    • For pure enjoyment, Leanne, I actually do enjoy walking the most. I like the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a run. And of course the medals and running shirts are fun. 🙂

  4. Congratulations and well done, Christie! Isn’t it a great feeling when you come over the finish line, tired but pumped because you have finished! I love the sense of accomplishment and also my finisher’s medal 🙂 What is your next goal? thanks for sharing your running experience with us at #MLSTL and have a lovely week. xx

    • Thank you Sue. It really is a great feeling. My next fitness goal will be the Orangetheory Fitness Transformation Challenge, which begins at the end of this month. October (my birthday month) is typically a slide into less healthy eating habits through the holidays. I am hoping this challenge will keep me on track (or closer to it) going into the holidays. I hope you are having a lovely trip. Thanks for keeping #MLSTL going in your absence.

  5. Congratulations Christie! Great job! Glad the weather was nice! Its almost a 100 here in TX and I am having a hard time even walking to the car in this heat! Thanks for co-hosting and linking up with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 41

    • Thank you Sylvia. It’s been warm here too, but luckily at the higher elevation of the race, and that early in the morning, it was a comfortable running temp. I’m ready for fall temperatures.

  6. Christie, I am very impressed with your 10k run! When I stopped playing soccer in my mid-fifties because of bad knees, I also stopped running. I do lots of walking and hiking, though, and some cycling and swimming. In the winter, I ski, skate, and cross-country ski. (I’m not really supposed to ski, but I do anyways because I love it so much.)


    • Thank you Jude. I’ve been babying my knees hoping I can keep running for a long time to come–so far no real problems. It sounds like you enjoy a nice variety of physical activities–fun and good for you!

    • Thank you Victoria. It does feel good to accomplish a goal. Good luck on your bike race next year. Your last sentence made me laugh, because I said those exact words to my husband, “I just hope I’m not last!” I like the saying, “Finished last is better than did not finish, and did not finish is better than did not start.” 🙂

  7. Look at your toned runner’s legs!! Wow! They look terrific. So proud of you to have completed this race. Need to remember that little hint about Swedish fish! Who knew? Wish you could come over and help me with my jigsaw puzzle that PC is ignoring. I think they are such fun to work and he would rather play some dragon killing game on his phone. Boo!! Proud of you, girl!

  8. Great job, Christie! That IS perfect running weather! And I remember that adrenaline rush at the beginning of organized runs. It really does boost your normal time some. Yay!

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