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Small Stone of the Week - Week 29 - Sept 11

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I will need to finish defining this stone sometime tomorrow. I have a half marathon in the morning, so it is my main goal right now. Carbs and rest.

Okay, since today is my day of rest (Monday) I am here to define my stone.

I have already burned almost 2500 caloires yesterday on my run. Posting to burn just 3000 calories this week would not be fair. I am considering posting to burn an ADDITIONAL 3000 calories. I wonder if I can do that in the shortened week, after such a workout? Why not, I didn't think I could finish my HM as fast as I did.

Okay, here is my small stone this week:
- keep up with 13+ glasses of water daily
- keep up with freggies - 5 servings per day minimum
- burn 3000 MORE calories this week.

I am also going to track my protein intake. I am starting to wonder if I am getting enough in. I don't really think I am, or I am just getting in the bare minimum.

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UNIQUELYBETH 9/13/2009 10:00AM

    You will do great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm cheering you on!

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WINDSONG~ 9/13/2009 6:37AM

    Run with your heart.

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HICALGAL 9/13/2009 6:31AM

    all the best on your half. emoticon

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    good luck emoticon

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DEEGEE757 9/13/2009 12:23AM

    Best of Luck. I'll be thinking of you. Get some good sleep tonight!!!

Kick butt and let us know how it goes ~ YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Easy peasy LOL


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Today's Reflection

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.

- Charles Darwin

I do have to admit, I am not one who deals well with change. I am very strong, but change takes me time to adjust to.

I wonder why I struggle so much with change. I have actually refused to change sometimes. It has cost me. Maybe it's time to look into why I am so afraid of change.

Fear of the unknown comes to mind. However, I know I can deal with it, and I can succeed at anything I put my mind to. Change is not always a bad thing. It can go either way. Why not try to find the positive in it, rather than just refuse it?

Change is part of progress. It really says something about me being stuck and almost refusing to deal with change. I used to be afraid of becoming one of those cranky old ladies who has the "cat butt" mouth. You know the one. The one with the pucker lines all around it and it is shaped like a little cat's butt.

That's the one.

All joking aside, my head get's why I need to go with the flow more. Why I need to cope with change so much better. So why does my emotional side fight it so badly? I can't even enjoy a surprise party. I get that I cry. I cry all the time. It is my first response to surprised, change, everything actually. I get embarrased when I cry like that. I still can't do it, even in front of my friends. I personally know crying is not a sign of weakness, but that stigma attached to it is forefront in my head when I wonder why I can not cry in front of others.

I am a very strong person. I guess it is important to others in my life that they know this. I do not know why exactly, but it must be. Otherwise I would have no problem crying in front of people. I can't even cry in front of my husband.

Holy cow. What is going on here? I really need to keep exploring this one. Even when my grandma died, I let everyone around me know I would break down and cry for no apparent reason. I told them if it bothered them, I would not be offended if they walked away while I composed myself again. Why do I worry about making others uncomfortable? If they are friends, they will be supportive. Maybe because I am not very good at telling who are my true friends, and who are just acquaintances. I do know who my good good friends are. However, I treat my acquaintances as good friends also, for the most part. I tend to treat others as I would want to be treated. I have gotten myself into trouble by being too open with acquaintances in the past. Now I am much more guarded. Or if not guarded, I warn them first. If I feel like I am about to "overshare" or they ask me a question I am not sure they really want the answer to, I tell them. Are you sure you really want to know, or do you just want to hear I am fine today?

So this brings me back full circle. Why am I so afraid of change? Maybe because it is unknown. I may react in a new way, and I am afraid to show who I really am. Maybe it's not a nice person. I know I am angry and agressive, and generally not a nice person when I am stressed. Change brings stress. Hmmmm...

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YANKEECHICK1 9/11/2009 2:43PM

    I believe change is always good. It's up to adjust the changes.

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DEEGEE757 9/11/2009 2:41PM

    Possibly it's not change you fear, but stress? Just me thinking out loud LOL.


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    Now you recognize this, it is a good start. Stress and change; I tried to just go with the flow now. My heart and blood pressure thanks me.

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Today's Kick in the butt!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Yesterday's worked so well, so I figure I should do it again.

Yesterday I was able to get out and run 6 miles. It went well. I felt great. In fact, I am even contemplating adding 2 more miles to it today.

However, yesterday is done. It is great that I had a good day, but it is over. I need to focus on today. Today I am down to 208lbs on the scale. It is the first time in FOREVER that I have been below 210lbs. Look out Onederland, here I come.

BUT if I don't get up and get out, I will not get there. I need to take action TODAY to reach my goals of tomorrow. I need to build on what I started yesterday. Sitting here on my butt is not building on yesterday. Instead it is building on my butt. Get dressed and get out there. The hardest part is starting. You have already proven this to yourself repeatedly. I already ate breakfast - eggs and a little cheese. It was a kind of heavy breakfast, but all I have. In fact, I will need to get groceries right after my run, or I will have nothing for lunch. Not a big deal. Run, drink water, and have a granola bar to tie you over until you get groceries. YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK. YOU CAN WORK IT.

Do you really want to keep that scale moving down? Or just give up. Stay here wishing for Onederland. Are you willing to not loose those next 2lbs this week? You have such nice new workout clothes now. Put them on and enjoy the run. It's not overly cold. It looks a little overcast out today. The cool air might feel nice.

Those 2lbs were nice, but today is a new day. Clean slate. If you want to loose the next 2lbs, you need to get off your butt and get out there. It is cool out today - maybe take out a new pair of long pants to go running in today. You have been looking forward to wearing one of the new pairs of pants for a workout.

You will feel great. Mickey will appreciate it. You will look great - between the scale dropping and the new workout gear. NOW GO GO GO!

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DEEGEE757 9/10/2009 10:51AM

    Yep, AWESOME, IMPRESSIVE and INSPIRATIONAL almost cover it. Thanks!


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4MY4SONS 9/10/2009 10:46AM

    That's awesome.... Im not much of a runner myself I like more of the dancin in my living room lol.... Not ready for the world to pick me up from the hot concrete when I pass out JK. You are doing amazingly great so proud of you... WOO HOO ONDERLAND coming at you soon. You go girl ...


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ACTIVEALLISON 9/10/2009 9:33AM

    It sounds like you're doing great! You'll be running marathons in no time emoticon

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UNIQUELYBETH 9/9/2009 10:00PM

    Wow, I love the determination! emoticon

I have that inner battle thing going on too. It seems I am my own biggest obstacle sometimes!

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YAFENELRA 9/9/2009 7:31PM

    Very impressive!!

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USMAWIFE 9/9/2009 4:13PM

    You are awesome running 6 miles. Don't add on those extra 2 to quickly. Your body needs to do it slowly

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POSEY440 9/9/2009 2:40PM

    Boy that was impressive. I am not able to run so I envy you. I walk, and that is still excercise. I also have not been lucky to lose 2 pounds evry week, my average is only 1. Not sure why when I am doing work outs 5 days a week and walking 5 days a week and floolwing a very strict diet of under 1200 calories. But I guess each one of us is different. My point is be happy you are losing so much and hang in there. emoticon

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LECIADB 9/9/2009 2:25PM

    Way to keep up the momentum! 6 miles is impressive. emoticon

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Today's Kick in the butt!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I am still at 210lbs. I get that I am just getting back on track, but by now I was hoping to at least be down to 208. I know it is not a big difference on the scale, but the difference is huge to me. 210 has been my sticking point for many many years, and many weight loss attempts. I will break this one. I already have my smaller size jeans purchased and waiting for me to get there. I also just received my new lululemon workout clothes - size 10 pants and a large top. I already fit in the size 12 outfit I bought earlier this year.

Now I need to kick my butt. The reason the scale is not moving is obvious. To move it, I need to do two things: burn calories (exercise) and watch what I eat (nutrition). I know this. This is how I got here. This is how I can easily blow past this point. Okay, you have been trying late last week. What about this weekend? Yes, I did get a whole lot of housework done, and I did burn some calories, but no where near what I would burn if I went running. I guess I am worried about my upcoming half marathon this weekend. I have decided I am going to do it. Honestly, my best bet is to go running today, maybe a long run on Thursday also, and take it easy on Wednesday, and especially Saturday. Friday I should do an easy run.

Now get up off this couch and run. You need to eat something first. Go and get some fruit right now. Two pieces of fruit and at least 1litre of water. You can be ready within 1/2 an hour to go running. Today is going to be 10K at least - twice around the lake and back home. It is beautiful out, so now is the perfect time to get out there. Before the heat of the day.

Imagine how great you will feel knowing you finished your workout. You will not only feel accomplished, you will physically be feeling great. Those endorphins are wonderful.

You can get past this plateau. Burn more, watch what you eat, and you can do it. You won't even know the weight is coming off. It just will. Are you going to let this couch stand between you and the next 2lbs you want to loose. Are you kidding me? Is it that hard to get up and get dressed? The hard part is getting out the door. After that, it is all down hill. A little sweat, and you will feel great. Forget that you are out of work for the next 2hours. Just go and run. You will feel you can accomplish something great.

I spent this weekend purging the house. Not only unpacking boxes, moving furniture and so on. I also purged my closet. If it doesn't fit anymore, or I haven't worn it in a year, it's gone. It is AMAZING how much stuff I am getting rid of. Late last night I started to worry. Some of these tops were my favorites. They helped hide my bloated tummy on bad days. What if I gained my weight back? I would not have my security blankets. That thought alone solidified my resolve. I do not want security blankets anymore. I do not want to know that if I regain, I can still feel good. Forget it. I believe in me. I can keep an eye on it this time. I need to be aware daily of where my weight stands, especially once I reach my goal. No more head in the sand for this ostrich.

However, that said, I am terrified. Winter is coming. Will I be able to find an exercise routine that keeps me motivated once it is too cold outside to run? I will need to revisit this next week - after my race.

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DEEGEE757 9/8/2009 11:51PM

    Well you've kicked my butt! I'm going to lay out an exercise plan and actually finish it tomorrow (is almost midnight here)!!! No excuses.

Thanks and all the best with your race. Keep us posted please...



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TALLTABBY 9/8/2009 9:57PM

  I know how hard it is to get a workout in sometimes. As a matter of fact I realized that I was making excuses tonight, but now I am going no matter what. Also congrats on getting rid of your big clothes. I had the same thoughts about what if I gain it back. But I know that I am going to try my hardest not to gain it back. This 79lbs is gone for life!!! Keep up the work and you will be fine.

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JOYEOUSD 9/8/2009 5:35PM

    How do I add you as a friend? I like the encouragement from people who weigh the same as me... emoticon

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JOYEOUSD 9/8/2009 5:33PM

    WOW!! What a pep talk! I thought I just gave myself one...I am sitting here sweating, just got back from the gym. YAY, I did it!! Do you do weights or just run? You must be tall to weigh 210 and fit into a 12...I weigh 213 and fit into an 18W....Any way, you should add some weight training, if you aren't yet. I'm just sayin... emoticon emoticon

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JLUVSHIKIN 9/8/2009 2:47PM

    I am so glad you have decided to run your race! You will do it... and you will do so well... I just KNOW it. Kick some booty!!!!

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QUILTINGQUE 9/8/2009 2:34PM

    Now that was inspiring!! You make me want to get up and exercise - except that I am at work. Dang! But, from now on, first thing in the morning, I will be exercising. Thanks for the kick in the butt.

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SOFEDUPP 9/8/2009 2:25PM

    I congratulate you on purging your closet. It may not seem like much but I think that is huge. I look at the clothes and say, "I still have that." as I push it to the back of the closet. Most of the stuff I haven't worn in over two years. I think you may have inspired me to purge.

You will continue to lose the weight because you are exercising you have that motivation. Keep up the great work.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/8/2009 2:09PM

    What a great blog Katrina! Wow! it really made me think, What is my excuse for just not getting up and doing it, My daughter is now gone for 2 hours, why am I not up on the Wii instead of sitting here at computer, You have just given me inspiration I needed, and to just do it! Thanks, now I am going to say bye for a little while, and go wii, after all I am on a great team that is gonna kick some sparktoberfest butt, right!

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I need some encouragement, and some opinions...

Sunday, September 06, 2009

I am absolutely terrified right now. A few months ago I signed up for a half marathon on September 13. When I was training earlier this year, I was doing great. I was up to running for 90 minutes straight. Then I started a new job. Not wanting to blame it all on being busy, but the shift work was taking a lot out of me. Getting home at 2pm made running almost impossible. It was too hot out, and by sunset, I was in bed trying to get ready for my next shift. I was being gentle on my body. The one day I did push and went running, I got caught in a hail storm. It just turned me completely off of running for awhile.

When I finally gave up on that job, I figured I could get back on track. Boy was I wrong. I spent a couple of weeks feeling like a complete failure. I couldn’t do anything. I had to face the fact I needed to journal for a while to get my head on straight again.

It took me a while, but I am back on track. However, I am still nowhere near running for as long a time as I was a few months ago. I am being good to myself. Rather than feel like a failure and give up, I am realizing that I need to build my way back up to where I was.

Now for the biggest issue. There is a 3 hour limit on the half marathon. I am afraid I won’t finish in 3 hours. Part of me wants to just not show up. Avoid the embarrassment. However, another part of me says to heck with that. Just doing it is a success for me. I can keep going even after they open the route to traffic. Who cares. As long as I do what I can, and finish when I can.

I guess I still need to work on my thoughts on this whole thing. In the meantime, I am taking votes on which shirt to wear while I run. I have posted the images here. Let me know what you think.

They are all images on the back of simple tank tops. Something comfortable to run in.

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GO_ROBIN 9/8/2009 7:11PM

    I love the last shirt! The first two seem a little too negative to me. You want to go into this race strong and confident. (Easy for me to say! I've never been able to jog more than three minutes at a time in my life!) I am so impressed you are doing this race. You are the master!

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IMJETTA8 9/6/2009 9:21PM

    I like the first and the last one very much. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

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YAFENELRA 9/6/2009 8:31PM

    I love the shirts!! Now, don't give up. You are in better shape than you were before and who cares if you don't make the 3 hour limit. You at least are out there trying and that is more than those on the sidelines can say. Good luck!!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 9/6/2009 4:30PM

    I love all those tshirts they made me smile, Now for advice, Don't give up, You have worked hard and I believe you want to do this, Don't be like me, and just sit around and dream it, do it! I know you can, you know you can! You know what if you don't make it in 3 hours, at least you tried, and that is a big acheivement in itself, Now I am hoping I will hear all about it when you finish it. emoticon

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    I like the first and the last with my preference being the last one. I think it's very clever!

Yes, you should go do the marathon! You've worked for it and you deserve it! Great job on working toward achieving a goal!

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THE_OPTIMIST 9/6/2009 1:31PM

    I like the pink one!

Go and do the race! Even if you combine the running with walking there is still a good chance that you can complete it within the 3 hours.And if you take longer? So what! You'll know that you have completed it, even if you don't get a medal, but you'll probably be so determined to get that medal you'll find the energy to do it within that time.
Just think, if you only walk the 13 miles you could finish it in 4 1/2 hours, and that's without any running. So with the running you already do, you should make it in time.

Good luck

This will be you at the end: emoticon

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MARGIE100%PURE 9/6/2009 12:52PM

    Sweet Angel Bluerose, living up to high goals is awesome and so are you. You can visit a community center and stretch and sweat at most hours in a/c conditions. Your past mantra may not be working but a new one is spirit lifting. A new workout place can help distract in good ways and add to your smile. Smile it adds to your face value.

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FIKILEDM 9/6/2009 12:15PM

    Blue, I like the first shirt.

As for the pros & cons of stretching yourself but not doing as well as you want, I've felt similarly with the job search lately. I want to have as many interviews as possible & then feel deflated with each no or each potential employer's hesitations & doubts. Still, I think it's worth the effort partly because you learn something in the process, and it makes you stronger.

More importantly, it's the effort that counts & not the outcome.

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PENNYROYALTY 9/6/2009 12:10PM

    i like the pink one, just because it has a Nirvana logo! Good luck with the race, i know you'll do fine!

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REVKARENFAY 9/6/2009 11:58AM

    I like the last one--it's the most positive! (and sneaky)!


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ERINLASH78 9/6/2009 11:56AM

    I absolutely think you should go and give it your best shot! Just think of it this way, even if you don't make it the 13 miles in 3 hours, you will at least have gone for the whole time! That's a huge accomplishment in itself. Oh, and I LOVE the tanks - they are all great! Good luck, sweetie - YOU CAN DO IT!

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UNIQUELYBETH 9/6/2009 11:53AM

    I would consider doing the marathon! I think it is great to step outside our comfort zones. You are totally right..just putting yourself out there and doing this is a success.
I like the Race official shirt. It is positive and also shows your sense of humor :)

You are a Rock Star!! I am rooting you on!! You can do this!


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LILMISSRED79 9/6/2009 11:50AM

    Those are sooo cute!!!! I like the first one.

I say you should go, give it your best, and whatever happens at least you got yourself out there. Never underestimate your ability to surprise yourself.


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DEEGEE757 9/6/2009 11:47AM

    The shirts all crack me up LOL. I guess, along with the majority, number one would be my number one with four coming in a close second.

Yesterday you mentioned that you had jumped out of a moving plane!! That to me is top notch kick a$$!! If you can challenge yourself to jump out of an airplane you can certainly keep this challenge and commitment to yourself!! You got guts ~ YOU CAN DO IT!!

Best of luck ~ Dee

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ELIZ181 9/6/2009 11:28AM

    I like them all but the third one. Go and do your best in the race. I haven't run in years because my back can no longer take the pounding. I would love to be able to do that again.

Just remember your personal best is not someone elses personal best. And finishing the race is half the battle use what you learn here to improve on your next marathon.

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JENNTINYSAM 9/6/2009 11:10AM

  Love the first one.

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PCREADY 9/6/2009 10:49AM

    I love them. Where did you get them? I love 1,2 and 4. Don't like the butt one. I think I would probably pick one for the color. Two for the message. Have fun!! Just do the best you can!! emoticon Look at it that it will be fun!

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POETCHIK 9/6/2009 10:49AM

    I liked the second shirt the best and I think you should run the race and even if you aren't the fastest at least you accomplished the goal of running in a race. I've signed up for a 5K race in the past and even without training, I finished third from last and while some may say I have nothing to be proud of I was happy because I'd never run before and managed to finish the race. You can do it!!!

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    the first one
and good luck emoticon

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ROADTOFREEDOM 9/6/2009 10:43AM

    The shirts are great ... If I were picking it would be the first or last one. lol

I'm no runner and, at this point in time, would probably hurt myself if I set out on a half marathon in a week.

So, my 2 cents (about what my comments are worth) ... only you know where you are at fitness wise. I hope that you decide to do this and achieve a time (even if it is 2 hours and 58 minutes), just so that you keep this commitment to yourself.

Let us know how it all turns out.


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SHERYLDI1 9/6/2009 10:13AM

    I like the first one and the last one. I would plan on running but pray for hail, but that's just me. emoticon

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CHAIMANN 9/6/2009 10:12AM

    I like shirts 1 and 2, especially in the situation you describe. You know you aren't going to be the fastest person out there, but you are going for it, and you have a sense of humor about it.

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THEBRAT2 9/6/2009 10:09AM

    I love the first one. You amaze me I am not a runner never have bin. You go for it. good luck

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NANA2AVALIAM 9/6/2009 9:55AM

    They are all cute shirts, I think I like the first one the best. Go for it you can do it!

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COLEMANSR 9/6/2009 9:50AM

    I love the second one. I love the color yellow and we're all trying to stay ahead of the couch. Finish what you started, whether you win or not. Much success.

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MELISSADALE 9/6/2009 9:23AM

    Judging from your choice of t-shirts you haven't lost your sense of humor. My personal favorite is Race Official Do Not Pass. Here's my two cents, cause you asked. I say do the marathon. You might surprise yourself with how well you do. If you don't do it you'll never know how well you could have done and I think that would be a great shame. You'll always wonder.
Go For It!

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HEALTHY-GG 9/6/2009 9:09AM

    Good luck! Way to go! You will do a great job!!!
Let us know how you feel after you complete it!!!

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    I like the first one. Good luck with your race. I know you will finsh.

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DBELLE39 9/6/2009 8:55AM

    The first shirt would be my pick!!

Just give it your all, don't worry about the what if's ---just do it, you may suprise yourself by performing above your expectations!

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JLUVSHIKIN 9/6/2009 8:53AM

    I agree... I like the first shirt!
Katrina... averaging 15 minute miles can be done walking! You can do this if you decide you want to!

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JUST-AMY 9/6/2009 8:43AM

    First off--whatever you decide, have fun. The first shirt made me smile right away, and so did the one about your butt looking faster...cute! Where to find these?
I really appreciate the truth-to-yourself-honesty in this blog. You are at a great starting point to recover and go forward. You just unloaded some baggage-of-the-past that weighing you down and making you run slower. emoticon
You are not a failure if you don't participate. You are right-and it's okay--not to be a "flaming success" to participate and not be at the top of successes. Perhaps even volunteering at the race would be motivating? I don't know because I'm not a runner (dreamed of it, but am shot down by my ortho surgeon).

What I wish for you is to take the action that spurs the spark that sets you on fire towards your next race where you achieve the success you know you have in you!


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PINKLIZARDS 9/6/2009 8:42AM

    I like the first shirt. I walk marathons and my advice to you is to GO! You can walk/jog this in under 3 hours. If you are still on the route and its getting to the 3 hour time limit, then keep going and finish. Normally, the route reopens to traffic but you are able to continue and cross the finish line. Consider going, to me your blog sounds like last minute gitters, which is what I get before each one of mine. emoticon You can do this!

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SWEETCFO 9/6/2009 8:25AM

    I love the first shirt. You know, I think we all worry about the race, at least I do. Haven't done a 1/2 marathon yet but planning on doing one in Mar 2011. I'm sure I'll be doing the self doubt thing too. But, I think you should at least try. I'm sure you will be great!!

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SALDRU 9/6/2009 7:50AM

    I like the "butt look fast" one. It's hilarious!

You are going to do an amazing job in this half marathon. I'm looking forward to reading about your successful day.

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    I too like the "drag across the finish line"

I would say if you feel like doing this, go for it. If not, then don't.

Only you will know if you try or not and you cannot fail for attempting to do the run.

I cannot run at all and I don't feel like a failure because I know I am a winner as a loser.

Will you have a running partner with you so you won't be alone?

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KATIE_11 9/6/2009 6:34AM

    You Do the Run for Yourself not the Time Limit. You Can Do It. Believe in Yourself.I Love the First Shirt. Its Brings a Smile Out.



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    Second for me. Go ahead with the marathon... at least you can say you tried it and it will give u extra incentive for the next one :) emoticon

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KOLESLAW69 9/6/2009 6:27AM

    I like the first shirt!

I'm not a runner myself, but I think you should go for it! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

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DAWN19591 9/6/2009 6:17AM

    I am so proud of you for even signing up for a marathon.
Go at your own pace and you will be great enjoy yourself never give up we are not quitters and be happy at what ever time you finish. I love the first shirt best by a land slide.

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BUTLELD 9/6/2009 5:07AM

  I like the first shirt. It made me smile.

Go do the race but do it in your own time. Take it steady and I'm sure you will be fine. Sometimes it doesn't matter if your not first but finishing will give you a real sense of accomplishment.

Go for the buzz

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/6/2009 4:55AM

    I am with DESERTDREAMER - I like the first one the best but the Race Official is really cute too! I am not nearly as far along as you but I face a similar predicament. I signed up for a 3K walk on October 1st. I planned to walk every day during lunch to get ready for it but I haven't done anything. I finally did some walking on Friday and my feet (especially my heels) still hurt! I don't know how I am going to do this walk in less than a month from now! But it is a fundraiser and I feel like I should show up...

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WINDSONG~ 9/6/2009 4:31AM

    You do the run for you not a time limit. #1

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    I like the first shirt - drag over the finish line, but the race official is cute, too. I've never run in any kind of race, just done fun walks in the past. Go, have fun, don't stress! If you succceed, you're way ahead. If you don't make it in 3 hours, you have a built in excuse. Win-win, LOL!

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    I admire you tremendously, and I hope you will go ahead with your plans to participate in the half-marathon. When the event is over, just think how proud you will feel of yourself. I love all of the shirts, and it is a touch decision, but I really like the one that says, "Does this shirt make my butt look fast?" All are really cute though, so any of them will do just fine. I wish you the best of luck in running in the half-marathon, and in reaching ALL of your health and fitness goals. Keep us updated on the event and how you do.

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