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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I have been trying to type this blog for a few days now, but something was holding me up. I think once I put it out to the world it makes the whole experience a little more real. I mean it was real when I registered, and it was real when I started training, it was even real when I suffered through injury during the training, BUT now it's REALLY real.

Each day that I get closer to running my first half marathon my heart beats a little faster and my hands shake a little more. I have pretty much kept everything in check by telling myself that I am prepared and that it's doesn't matter how long it takes to finish, as long as I FINISH. This experience is all about me and how far I have come. I don't need to prove anything to anybody but myself.

I am sooo looking forward to this entire experience. I have been to many running events but never as a HM participate. It just has a totally different feel to it. Things will actually be geared towards me the HMer. And I finally get my first medal. I am teary eyed already, so I know I am going to be balling when I cross the line. Jill will probably have to pick me up off the ground.

And that's another thing about running. I have had the pleasure of being on the board with so many new people. Runners, new and old, who have taken the time to help me and encourage me along the way. I have made so MANY new friends. I have met a few and continue to look forward to meeting more. I am already planning my next HM and SP runners meet.

I am strong....
I am positive....
I can do this....
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