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2010 1/2 Columbus Marathon

Thursday, October 21, 2010

On Saturday I walked my second 1/2 marathon ever. I walked with one of my best and oldest girlfriends, Heidi. We met when we were 5 years old and even though life has taken us in different directions throughout the years, we manage to see each other often. Our children are grown so last year we decided it'd be fun to give this a try. We met in Columbus and gave it our best. When we finished last year, we could barely walk. In fact, we had to be picked up at a corner rather than walk to the car.

This year was totally different. We both trained all summer. We were able to keep a 14 minute mile pace for the entire race and we finished strong. And we walked out this year! We have already set the goal for next year, under 3 hours.

We have had so much fun with this. We bought "matching" outfits this year--for 57 year old grammas--I think we looked pretty cool. Our daughters gave us thumbs up for the "look." lol

Anyways, aiming for something like this gives you a goal to work for and get your fitness in each day. Friends make the walking easier. And I have found walking a 1/2 marathon brings out the best in people--it is a ton of fun. Give it a try!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOMGETSSPARK 12/16/2010 10:34AM

    I love the outfits and I am so proud of you! Way to go! I may try to bike that far next year. That is my goal. You look awesome and have to be just so happy with yourself and your good friend. Have a wonderful holiday!

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JOANELAINE5 10/30/2010 3:22PM

    Great Job. Sounds like a very satisfying accomplishment. Hope you reach next year's goal. emoticon

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SEKSUNSHINE 10/23/2010 8:02AM

    Great job! You 2 look awesome!

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JOEYGIRL73 10/21/2010 10:18PM

    Proud of you! emoticon

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LILYGAL 10/21/2010 8:12PM

    Congrats on your 2nd 1/2 marathon!!! I'm not sure that I could walk for 3 hrs at that pace. I'd probably be at 18 or more. But you did it up right, girl!! And I love the matching outfits!!

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KNITTABLES 10/21/2010 8:08PM

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MSWEEZER 10/21/2010 8:07PM

    You both look great and congrats on your time. Outstanding indeed. I'd be very happy going the distance at that pace. We'll see come March, if all goes well, to do the 1/2 with SEK and JENNVA in Virginia Beach.

You make your spark sisters proud!!!

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