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What's up with me...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I figured it has been a while since I blogged... I haven't dropped off the end of the earth - just busy. Taking three summer classes and working part time will do that to ya.

So, here's a bit update with what's going with me.

Yesterday, I decided to go for a 7 mile run. I think it wiped me out. I am so tired. And, I didn't even run the full 7 miles. I ran the first 3 miles and walked the rest. Than, I went shopping. I was tuckered out by 10 pm!

The shopping was nice. It was really nice to have some girl time. At one of the stores, I was looking for some capris. I love Hydraulic jeans and they only had 7/8 size pants. The sales clerk looked me up and down.. and thought I could fit. How nice. I tried them on and I actually could button them. I had a muffin top issue so I didn't get them. But, still. It was nice to be considered "small".

Anyhow, I woke up today with a headache pounding on one side - not my ideal way of waking up. I went to the Y and worked out. Lately, I have been starting my workouts with a 5-10 minutes of rowing. I like it! Today, after rowing, I did 40 minutes on the arc trainer and 15 minutes on the wave machine which does the motion of inline skating.

I was going to do homework but I am just so tired.. I already took a nap and am on my second movie. Motivation is not on the forefront today! I do wonder if the cravings of sugar are related to my 7 mile run. Oh, wait. I am sure they are. In the last couple days, I haven't been eating as many carbs as I should be. If there is anything I learned from Exercise Physiology is my body needs carbs for exercise. When it doesn't get them, I crave sugar! I really need to have a balanced diet.

Hope all is well for everyone in Sparkland!

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SHERYLDS 6/28/2011 8:17PM

    you're amazing. think of how far you've come in just this past year. 7 miles WOW !

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FUNFROG79 6/27/2011 8:28AM

    Wow! You are doing great!

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CIVIAV 6/26/2011 12:55PM

    Ugh, some days are just 'need rest' days. But way to set a goal and persist. I just read something today that said as long as you are walking forward (no matter how slow) you are making progress!

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ELLEYKAT 6/26/2011 9:26AM

    7 miles!! you go girl!!

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ALESHABEE 6/26/2011 8:25AM

    emoticon and yes gotta get that fuel in your body!

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    Glad you're doing well! Once you get into studying, I think, you'll find it interesting because it's something you're into. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/25/2011 11:06PM

  This class is perfect for your new healthy lifestyle. Keep up the good work my dear........... emoticon

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PINKBEANBOO 6/25/2011 8:15PM

    Exercise Physiology sounds like a neat class to take. I hope you've been able to eat some good carbs & staying away from the sugar!

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Stupid Emotional Eating...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Okay, I have a bit of a problem.

I am unfocused on homework, lonely and sad.

Fine this happens to everyone.


Oh, I am sure.. but in the last week, I have been eating crap food like crazy. I couldn't figure out why.

Was I stressed? Maybe.

Maybe I was picking up on my friend's stress? Maybe.

Today it clicked when I was on my NINTH oreo cookie for the day. I am lonely for sincere, female company. It is great that I have all of you. And, it's great that I have close guy friends.

But, it's not the same.

I don't know why but I simply cannot be friends with girls. Well, I can but the friendships leave me unsatisfied. Honestly.

I used to be real close to my sisters and that was great.. but not really anymore. The one I was closest to got married and it hasn't been the same. Besides now I live three hours away and she has two children. Not the same.

Anyhow, I just needed to tell someone.

In happier news, my sister did Week 1 of the Couch to 5K! So proud of her! I guess she officially brought a stopwatch! During the 4th, I am giving her my old Ipod cuz she doesn't have one so she can use the program where it tells you to walk/run. emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 6/20/2011 4:07PM

    emoticon What does your therapist say?

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1CRAZYDOG 6/20/2011 2:18PM

    Oh my dear. Yes, I find it hard to deal with the drama that can go along w/female friendships. **SIGH**

My best friend is my lil sis, too and she lives 2-1/2 hrs. away and is married as well. So, her life is centered around her relationship w/her husband. That's alright . . . I "get that", too, because mine has been centered around my family (DH and DD) as well. BUT we do make it a point to try to see each other monthly. It takes planning.

Wish I had a suggestion for you, but I don't. However, looks like your one sister doing the couch challenge and you will have lots in common to talk about! Yeah, it's not the same as face-to-face, but maybe fills in a little.

You have also had some stresses lately, too, and I would have a hunch that is another trigger for eating the junk food. Then iot becomes a habit.

Ok, as was said, you have identified that right now you're filling your emptiness w/junk food. Good that you identified that. Now, the problem is to identify what you can do to replace doing something for eating something when you feel that way.


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PSALM42 6/20/2011 12:45PM

    emoticon I understand. I've had a really rough week and my only friend really is my husband (which is great too). I have one other friend, but I just can't share all with her I feel like. Maybe I should try. I've also had a rough 2 weeks and have not been eating well! Hello, pie and 1 1/2 gallons of ice cream in my freezer leftover from my in-laws visit. Hope things get better.

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    Oh, can I ever relate... and now, I am realizing that I am dearly going to miss my 70-something friend, Jackie (the one with cancer) because she happens to be the one in-person female friend I've spent most of my time with, and that is when I would go over to vacuum her house each week! I am so bogged down with work and life and such, that I haven't got any time for close female friendships, I guess! I'm so glad you have sisters! I never had any and always wished I did. Three hours may be kind of far, but you just never quit being a sister like happens when friends move 3 hours away! emoticon emoticon

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KIKIA04 6/19/2011 11:02PM

    I hear you on female relationships. It really makes me think it may also be my reason for eating late at night. Once i leave work i feel all alone. At least you understand your reasoning behind the eating and you can move forward to find the solution.

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PATRICIAANN46 6/19/2011 10:43PM

  Hi Savannah...........
I agree with you that it is sometimes difficult to be close friends with another woman. We tend to be back-stabbing and less than honest at times along with other not-so-great traits. But there are also some of us who will be the best thing that ever happened re: true friendship. You just haven't found the right one yet. It took me awhile, but I have actually found 3 women that I would trust with my life. Don't give have so much to offer and there is someone out there who deserves you.

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STRIPEDTIGER 6/19/2011 8:21PM

    I'm sorry to hear you are struggling. The GREAT news is that you are a step closer to ending it because you have identified it :)

I've always found it hard to be friends with women. I don't do well with drama and talking behind people's back. I've found since I've been on this new job that I pick up on everyone's stress around me. The backstabbing, game playing and constant snarky comments are really wearing on me.

I've just recently realized that it's the reason I've put weight back on. I'm now taking steps to transfer departments.

I hope you find something that works for you. The friends on here are a GREAT start. It gave me a little confidence boost to try face to face female friendships again. :)

You'll do great! I know you will!

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CIVIAV 6/19/2011 8:02PM

    I can relate to what you're saying Savannah and when I made note of it, I started to do something to move toward those more satisfying relationships.

How's the running going? 8k today in the heat was a bit tough since I am attempting to run a faster pace but it's so cool to be doing this! You too?!

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Inspiring my sisters! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I have been on Sparkpeople for three years. In that time, I have told my family about the site but could tell they weren't ready for it. I didn't want to push. It was simple. They weren't ready for a lifestyle. I respected that. One thing I do know is you gotta be ready to put the work in it. I just did my thang.

Than, I lost a big chunk of weight. Does 95# sound familiar?

My one sister asked me to send her the link. I did, but she wasn't sure if she wanted all the emails. Okay, that is understandable. I am not even sure if I want the emails, lol.

Than, I ran my half marathon. I invited my family and made it known that it would mean alot to me if they were there. I told them a couple months before the day. It was a big deal to me.. it was my first half marathon. That doesn't exactly happen everyday. Anyhow, my sisters and their families were there. In fact, that was my favorite memory of that day. Seeing them cheer me on. It was awesome.

At the moment, I didn't know I was sparking my sisters. Now I do.

I invited them to do the 5K on the 4th of July. This is when I learned that they wanted to wait until they can run a 5K! emoticon My one sister is going to start moving and walk the 5K. Than, later on, she is going to run a 5K in September. How cool is that?!

It is great to know I inspire you all... really it is... I never thought I'd inspire anyone. At the beginning of my journey, I was on an ugly path, which I didn't even know. Now, I just do my thang. And, by doing so, I inspired my sisters to lead a healthy lifestyle, which I know they can do. emoticon

So.. if your family is slow to join you on your journey, give them time and be a great example that living a healthy lifestyle can be done. One day they may surprise you and follow your footsteps! emoticon

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KIKIA04 6/19/2011 11:06PM

    That is awesome! emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 6/18/2011 8:21AM

    WOW!!! Even more proof that you are AWESOME!!!!! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 6/17/2011 8:45PM

    It wasn't that long ago that I remember you feeling your sister was criticizing your diet and marathon plan. Nice to see everyone appreciates the new Savannah....especially you.
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    This is fantastic! Sorry to just now be reading your blog! I nearly missed it, and I'm glad I didn't! Way to GO with your progress, AND for Sparking your sisters! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 6/16/2011 2:22PM

  IMITATION is the greatest form of FLATTERY. Your sisters are now imitating your wonderful example of a healthy lifestyle change. You were right NOT to push this on them and wise to know that when they saw the fruits of your labor, they would KNOW that what you are doing WORKS.
You have been MY inspiration since I met you. Keep on doing your THANG............It's working!!!
You are emoticon!!!

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ALESHABEE 6/16/2011 10:50AM

    Awesome...keep on doing you and others will continue to follow your lead!

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VK2Z10 6/16/2011 10:16AM

    that's WONDERFUL!

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ELLEYKAT 6/16/2011 9:04AM

    That's so amazing!!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/15/2011 9:20PM

    That is sparking fantastic!!!! You are truely a motivator!! I am so proud of you and your sisters. I hope they follow throug. Nothing like teaching by example!!

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HJFOGARTY 6/15/2011 8:52PM

    that is so great! you went on and did your "thang" as you say and they sat back and watched you - wondering if you would reach your goals and you did - they watched you get healthy and take care of yourself and now they are ready to join you in better health and happiness! I say you did more than spark them you inspired them! way to go - you are awesome and so very loved by your family! they feel that and are sure that you will be there to support them along the journey to better health! thanks for sharing! you are an inspiration!

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LUCYLU22 6/15/2011 8:40PM

    How awesome!! It is so cool that you are inspiring your famiy as well as sparkers like me!! He he!! Ewestcott is so right, we can truly only lead by example. Thanks for sharing this blog!!

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MEADSBAY 6/15/2011 7:52PM

    That is so emoticon
We can only lead by example- and you are a grrrrrrreat one!

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/15/2011 6:47PM

    I totally understand! You are an inspiration to more than your family. You have no idea how many lives you touch. Like yourself I thought I would never inspire anyone. I started on this journey and I wanted my family to live a healthy life, too. I didn't want to push them, so the best thing for me to do was to be an example.

I found that people around me started to take notice and were changing things slowly, but surely. One of my uncles that I usually send postcards to sent me one and he said he had started running. What? That was shocking. While I was in Indiana, my aunt told me she was going to do the Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon in November. I'm amazed at how people around me are starting to run and exercise. I LOVE IT!!! With that, we definitely can't stop! We must continue to inspire and motivate the masses! Woohoo!

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CIVIAV 6/15/2011 6:47PM

    And that is a big woohoo!

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Nutrition Course and Today's Fitness Reflection

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The last few weeks have been a bit crazy, to say the least. Just yesterday I had finals, than my half marathon. Now, I am in the thous of summer school.

I am taking three summer classes - one is from now to August while the other two are four weeks long starting this week. What was I thinking signing up for THREE three-level classes?!! Oh, did I mention I will still be working part-time?! Well, the two 4-week classes should be hard but interesting... exercise physiology and nutrition.

For my nutrition class, we gotta keep track of our food for seven days. I got this. Right? Um, I decided to start today. Apparently, so far, I have ate like 2500 calories. emoticon Honestly, I will have more later. I quit counting calories because I always feel like a failure for going over. I have problems with trying to be perfect. When I do not track, I am happier because I eat when I am hungry. If this means I eat more than I should everyday, I am okay with this. My body is not calculator.

Mind you, I exercised like crazy today. Seriously! Look at this crazy list!

-Walked to campus and back. (1.11 miles)
-Walked to the grocery store and back (2.65 miles)
-Ran for 30 minutes
-Biked for 20 minutes
-Went for a walk around the neighborhood (2 miles)

You see I was anxious and was trying to work something out. I used to work out for calories burned but now I work out for me. This means I work out to feel good about me whether this is to work out something emotionally, like today, or to feel strong, like when I run.

You know that is one thing I do not like about Sparkpeople. Basically, it says you are a failure with your calories if you go over but you can be a rock star if you exercise a bunch. I really wish it calculated daily what your range should be according to your activity. I am sorry but I have a hard time believing I am not a rockstar because I ate more today. You see, there is no doubt in my mind that my body needed those calories. So, what do I say to that little calorie calculator? Well.. it's not Sparkpeople appropriate, lol.

I will be counting my calories for the next SEVEN days... than back to happy-land where I do not know my calories nor do I want to. I want to enjoy life and learn how to eat with the correct portions. In other words, I am ready for the training wheels to stay off.

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STITCHINGNAN 6/17/2011 3:23AM

    I read a blog recently about becoming obcessed with NUMBERS. Calories exercise minutes, weight numbers! I dont want that either. I think its best to listen to our bodies and nor get stressed over numbers. Your body isn't a calculater We can be doing other things instead of sat counting numbers Go for it. Ree

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CIVIAV 6/14/2011 10:04PM

    But it does adjust for your calorie expenditure. If you go to the start page under exercise there's a place to change your goal. When you click on that you'll get another page. At the bottom of that page is a place to enter how many calories you burn each week. Mine is now over 3500 a week and it upped my calorie intake from 1200 - 1550 to 1400 - 1850 or something like that. The more you burn, the more your limit is.

This is only if you want to track mind you. Sounds like you are doing great as is!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/14/2011 8:25PM

  I really feel that it is YOUR LIFESTYLE CHANGE and you do what works for YOU......... emoticon

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My First Half Marathon: Priceless!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Race entry: $75
Gas: $81.32
Food: $27.29
Running my first half marathon: Priceless!

It really was priceless!

On Friday, I was upset emotionally. My dad informed me that he is going to try to make it. So, this means pretty much that everyone in my family was going to be there but my mom! She says she has knee problems but I feel it's more about being embarrassed about her health. (That is another blog for another time!) So, I cried. I moped. I had a pity party.

Than, the next day, I slept in until 10 am, got up and packed. Boy, did the nerves hit me than! It is amazing I didn't forget something. I was so scatterbrained, trying to go 10 different directions. Before I knew it, my friend and I were on the road!

This is me when we were filling up to leave town!

My friend, Lori, is from the Twin Cities and can navigate it really well. I was so grateful she was with me for packet picket up! That went really smoothly. I was surprised I didn't have to stand in line, like at all.

Here is a photo of my shirt and chip!

That evening went by SO fast! Before I knew it was midnight! emoticon

Nothing is more motivating than having a dream about oversleeping and seeing the race on the news right before your alarm goes off! My friend decided to ride in with my family so she could sleep in. Because of that, I was really nervous I was going to get lost so I left my sisters by 4:30 am! Yup, that means I got like FOUR hours of sleep, lol.

It was easy to find a parking spot. Maybe because I got there at like 5:50 am so there weren't very many people around.

My aunt and I met up. Her friends took a picture of us. I can't wait to get that photo! It was my aunt's first full marathon and she was nervous. It was strange I found myself calming her and telling her that she did her training and her training would carry her through. We split after our last bathroom break to line up in our respective corral. I lined up in the slowest corral, the walkers. I figured I can go past someone but I really do not want to slow anyone else or get ran down, literally.

I brought my Ipod but I wasn't sure if I was going to use it. In the past, when I did 5Ks, I would start with it than never use it because I like listening to the chatter of runners. ALOT of people used their Ipods. In the first couple miles, when I had no one to talk to, I wondered if I should put it in.

Than, I found this gal to run with. And, we decided to run together. She ran a bit slower than me but I figured that was okay so I pace myself. During training, my longest run was 8 miles. This means I had 4 miles to make up during the race. I was worried about it. In the first few miles, it was good. But around mile 8 (or before), I should have ditched her. She complained alot. For example, she was like where is mile 7, when we just passed mile 6 five minutes before. I thought she would eventually enjoy the race. That is why I was there. But, she never really did. Also, she would run 1/4 mile, than walk 1/4 mile. Towards the end of the race, it drove me crazy and I should have moved on but felt like it would be rude. Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

Oh well. I now know. We talked about racing together again because we live in the same area, basically. I think if we did. I would run the first 5 or 6 miles so I'd pace myself at the beginning of the race than I could let my legs do their thing. Something they just want to go. In those instances, I can relate to a horse, lol!

Before the last mile, I asked if it would be okay if I left her to sprint the finish line so I did. It was AMAZING!

As my legs climbed that big hill at the end, I told myself nothing worth having is easy because well, it easiest. I walked a bit. Than, I started running. As I was climbing the hill and wanting to walk, a guy said, "You can rest when you are done."

Than, I saw my family and my friend with her sign she made me cheering me on. You better believe I gave it my all. As I was finishing strong, my family cheering me on, I had the crowds saying things like, "Thatta girl, finish strong!"

Here are some more photos of my family and I.

This is a photo of my niece and nephew holding the sign my friend, Lori, made me!

Sprinting toward where my family was standing.

There I go!

With my flowers my family got me! AWWW!

With my medal!

My friend, Lori and I!

Family photo!

Afterwards, we went to Noodles and Company! YUM!

Than, I drove back to my sisters, and went over to my Grandma's to thank her for the card and money she gave me. We were talking and I am going to give her my past 5K shirts that are too big for me. She is turning them into a memory quilt! emoticon So excited!

Than, I went back, packed up, and drove the 3 hours back home. I finally went to bed around 11 am. It felt amazing to wake up around 10ish today! emoticon

It was really an amazing experience! If I never run another mile in my life or run another half marathon, I still have this memory.

But, I will.

It was like celebrating me over and over yesterday. It was really awesome! I think that is another part I really enjoyed. When I talked to my mom on the phone yesterday, she said she was proud of me like twice. That is the first time I ever remember hearing that.

Anyhow, the most brutal part was the training. Staying committed and focused. Running the race was the easy part, lol. Now for my next race, I can relax a bit and enjoy training.

Strangely, I am not that sore. My one hip is a little bit but nothing too crazy. I was concerned about that. So, I am still waiting for it, lol.

Well, I am off to send off my Thank You notes to my family!

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ANEPANALIPTI 6/16/2011 6:11PM

    SO PROUD of uuuuuuuuuuu

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JENNA-P 6/14/2011 2:11PM

    Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment!!!! You have so much to be proud of! You have definitely inspired me!

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PARTICLEGIRL22 6/14/2011 2:02PM

    WOOHOOO! Way to go! You are such a good person for not ditching that girl. I would have told her to peace out and took off! Congrats on your first half! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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ROOT4HOME 6/11/2011 12:32AM

    Seriously, CONGRATULTIONS SAVANNAH!!!! You're a half marathoner!!!! Loved reading your blog! I'm so proud of you!! I knew you could do it and that strong sprint to the end...priceless!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULESRULES78 6/10/2011 7:49PM

    Way to go! You did emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 6/10/2011 4:46PM

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KATYMACK 6/10/2011 12:24PM

    Way to go. Great job.

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LINDAKAY228 6/10/2011 6:20AM

    Way to go!! Thanks for sharing the experience! I walked a half marathon before but not I'm training to actually run one in December. Stories like yours keeps me inspired!

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TEDDYBABE 6/10/2011 6:14AM

    You did it! WAy to go. That is so cool that your family was there to support. That is so special. Congrats on your FIRST HM!

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JLITT62 6/10/2011 5:40AM

    Awesome job! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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CYNTHIAMINUS40 6/10/2011 1:59AM

    That brought tears to my eyes!!! I'm sooo happy for you!! And proud!!!

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CMHARRISON12 6/9/2011 10:35PM

    WOW!! I can FEEL the celebration! You so ROCKED it!!! Great blog, great pics, great run! I'm so happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/8/2011 5:58PM

    Awesome job, and great pictures! How wonderful to have all that family support there; how could you NOT have a great race with everyone there?! Way to go!

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ON2VICTORY 6/8/2011 4:50PM

    seriously awesome! way to go CM! great pics and it is so encouraging to see all of the love and family support you had! That is what makes it all special!!

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MCCOURTT 6/7/2011 4:07PM

    Way to go. emoticon There is nothing like that first run, and the best part is your family and friends were there!
(Us too thanks to the Blog emoticon

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    YAY!!! Congrats on your first Half!!! Great job!

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FUNFROG79 6/7/2011 12:07PM

    Congrats! How fantastic and you should be proud! I love Noodles and Company too! emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 6/7/2011 8:59AM

    You just ROCK!!! I am just in AWE!!! Look how far you have come!!! I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!! You look FANTASTIC!! AWESOME and AMAZING don't even start to describe you!!! Thank you for sharing this blog. Love that smile on your face!! WOW, that is all I can say. WOW!

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WOMANCHEF 6/7/2011 6:54AM

    Congratulations!!!! You are amazing.

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HANNAHV 6/7/2011 6:05AM

    emoticon emoticonso very proud of you! no stopping you now emoticon

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What an amazing milestone to your journey.

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emoticon on finishing you 1st Half Marathon. What an accomplishment. I love your re-cap of the run, as if I was there. What wonderful family support you had on the day, and it's so special that your Grandma is making memory guilt for you. Relish in your victory!

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    How Awesome!

Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with us!!

Loved the pictures!!

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PATRICIAANN46 6/6/2011 9:35PM

  Oh Savannah............
If you hadn't written one word in your blog and had just shown us your pictures, we could have filled in the narrative ourselves. YOUR FACE SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!!! My favorite is the very first one where you are filling the car. Just look at that face!!! You look like a child on Christmas morning.........pure joy and anticipation. That is what I hoped for you......Pure Joy at doing what YOU wanted to do to celebrate your successes. And the frosting on the cake was your family involvement. I am so happy for you.

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MAGGIENCALI 6/6/2011 8:35PM

    Congratulations on such an amazing acheivement!!! WTG!!

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/6/2011 8:04PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Woohoo! What an experience, eh? I know it was awesome to have your family there cheering you on! YOU DID IT!!! You are now a Half Marathoner!!!!

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RHONDALYN10 6/6/2011 7:58PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I have been waiting for your post as I knew your 1st was the day after mine! How exciting!!!

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HALFFAST 6/6/2011 7:37PM

    I am so proud of you! Woohoo! Amazing! emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/6/2011 7:29PM

    emoticonway to go Savannah!!!! I knew you could do it!

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NAPPILICIOUS 6/6/2011 7:26PM

    Good for You emoticon

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PSALM42 6/6/2011 6:46PM

    emoticon I know how you feel- It seriously felt like a high... and an addiction. I think that was all I thought about and dreamed about for a week! Stay on the ball with running. I totally fell off due to several different factors and now running 3 miles is work, and I'm several minutes slower. It's only been 5 weeks, sheesh!

You go girl!

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    Congratulations! What a huge accomplishment. You are so right to be proud! wear that medal and just talk about it to EVERYONE! Well done!

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PURPLE180 6/6/2011 4:30PM

    emoticon emoticon I am so happy for you. Great job.

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CBAILEYC 6/6/2011 4:15PM

    What a great race report! Congrats on your accomplishment! You did great!
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THOMS1 6/6/2011 4:10PM

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CIVIAV 6/6/2011 3:28PM

    Woohoo Savannah! Amazing feelings, eh?!

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TAMTAMM 6/6/2011 2:38PM

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Great blog and great run!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/6/2011 2:38PM

    I am sooooooo very proud of you!! Way to go . . . can't tell you how proud I am of you and your accomplishment.


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UMUCGRAD 6/6/2011 2:32PM


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    Congratulations on your first half! It's a great feeling!! emoticon emoticon

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JOAN_HEO 6/6/2011 2:18PM

    I am SOOOOO happy for you!!! Congratulations for turning lemons into lemonade and having a fantastic run!! You rock the house!!! =)))

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    emoticonThat's just wonderful! emoticon

It's really great that you had so much support, too!

Oh, and I LOVE Noodles and Co! Every time I go see my daughter in Chicago, I just have to eat there! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 6/6/2011 1:35PM

    I love the pic where you are holding the medal.
What a great photo. It really shows how much you have accomplished. You look gorgeous. and to hear about the race and your success... priceless.

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HEIDISO 6/6/2011 1:28PM

    Great job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PASTAFARIAN 6/6/2011 1:24PM

    I see why you are tired - because that medal around your neck is freakin' enormous and must weigh a ton. Congrats!

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ERLYWA 6/6/2011 1:18PM

    Wow, girl, GREAT job! I am a ways behind you in that I am currently training for a 10k, but hope to do my 1st half within a year. Your blog totally inspired me!! :) You should be very proud of yourself!

And in the future, don't waste your precious running time/energy with a negative complainer....especially when there are so many positive runners out there to spend your time with! :)



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