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First half-marathon...:-) WooHoo!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

To finish is to succeed...I finally succeeded in completing a half-marathon. What started out as a goal to start running again in July 2010 has turned into completing the biggest race of my life. I finished the Rock-the-Parkway (Kansas City) half-marathon with a time of 2:15. I did it with one of my best friends, who was able to finish several minutes ahead of me. He even backtracked at one point to check on how I was doing. That was both courageous and considerate.

The impact of the race has just started to sink in. I never imagined completing 13.1 miles (let alone 3) when I began this journey. Completing it has opened up a whole new world for me. The encouragement, the camaraderie and the support I have received from my family and friends has been phenomenal. Completing this race has given me the courage to realize that I can do anything I set my sights on. All it takes is planning, support, and perseverance.

I can't wait until my next half-marathon in October!
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  • v TURTLETALK
    Great job, you rocked the parkway for a great cause! emoticon
    1969 days ago
  • v FRECKS96
    Congratulations on a huge achievement! Keep up the great work!
    1969 days ago
  • v SDJOLLY
    Congratulations! You are truly I inspirational! emoticon
    1969 days ago
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