Wow! Amazing and you are a huge inspiration to me tonight! Way to go- if you can do this- surely i must beable to . You are truely dedicated and commited to your health and weightloss with not to mention your achievments along the way! WAY TO GO!!!!! Thank for sharing with all of us here- i needed to hear this
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I started my journey at 385 pounds. Somehow, during my weight loss experience, I developed a love for running. As the pounds came off, I started challenging myself to go farther. Everytime I did, there was such a feeling of accomplishment and validation that it pushed me to keep going. My first big accomplishment was that I ran 200 yards without stopping. Then the next big one was going one mile, then it was 3 then 5.
At 330lbs, I decided to run my first event ever, a 10K. I finished dead last and there was never a more prouder moment in my life. The finishers ribbon became a sacred symbol of courage. Two Half Marathons and 50 pounds later, I carried that same sacred ribbon to the starting line of my first marathon. I just dawned on me that it has been almost exactly 1 year 10 months to the day I ran my first race. To go from that to the marathon in such a short amount of time was amazing but through the support I got from my friends at Sparkpeople and the love of a big challenge, I finished 26.2 miles.
Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement. This was a big event for me. Below is a link that details my journey to the starting line....
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