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My Marathon Journey..

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Here is a short video I cobbled together that seems to best represent my journey so far... I hope you like it.

Thank you so much for all of your support and for just being there for me as I get through the pre-race jitters. Your words of encouragement mean so much to me.


Here are the details of the Marathon i will be running
www.rochestermarathon.co
m/race.asp



**** OOPS!!!****
I Didnt see the extra length on the final video edit . The actual video ends after 3 minutes... I cant edit it now without deleting the video and all of the wonderful comments. Your words of encouragement mean the world to me over perfection in presentation.

- I guess you get the imperfect. I apologize for not catching this...........
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SUPERSYLPH 10/23/2011 3:22PM

    Great video! I almost cried! emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 10/20/2011 9:04PM

    Great video...good for you! We can do amazing things, can't we?

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CENTENNIALMOM 10/20/2011 3:21PM

    I am in awe of your dedication and courage. I am thrilled for you. Fantastic!

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SKIRNIR 10/20/2011 9:46AM

    Great video. Thanks for the warning that it was only 3 minutes. Now I still have to sign up and walk my first half marathon. But I know I am going to do it, it is a matter of when.

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SALINAMOONMARE 10/20/2011 9:07AM

    Wow, featured board post and blog post! Congrats on all your success, because you really deserve it. I'm so glad to have met you and can use your great success to inspire my own. I can only hope that when I cross that finish line in 17 days I will feel just as optimistic about life as you do. I will be thinking of you and all the amazing people who have helped me on my journey to my first 26.2 and cross with a smile.

Thanks for the inspiration and congrats again!
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TREBLIG71 9/24/2011 6:02PM

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APIRLRAIN888 9/23/2011 9:05PM

    OMG inspiring!!! thanks you for sharing! I just signed up for my 1st marathon today!! lol scared so scared 33wks to train

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CLSYLADY 9/23/2011 10:06AM

    Great job on your journey! Thank you for sharing and inspiring others to perhaps start or continue on a journey of their own. I know you have inspired me.

Keep on keepin on!

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HEY_STEVE 9/22/2011 6:21PM

    Thank you for putting this inspirational video together! While I am far away from doing a marathon, I hope to someday do a 5k or 10k. Seeing results like yours and sharing the story will get me that much closer to that goal. Thanks again.

Steve

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SHFELKEY 9/22/2011 9:58AM

    You are an absolute inspiration! What an amazing journey! emoticon on all your success!

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CFIMBRES01 9/22/2011 9:35AM

    Awesome!!!

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BEINGGUIDED 9/22/2011 8:43AM

    Oh this made me cry. I am so incredibly happy for you.

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STARFIRE125 9/22/2011 1:19AM

    Incredible video. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished and all that is yet to be!

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TRULYVISIBLE 9/21/2011 11:37PM

  Beautiful and inspirational vlog. You are an amazing success story! Thanks for posting this. The next time I feel a little lazy I will think of you and it will give me a much needed kick in the butt to exercise. emoticon emoticon

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DALEJR_FAN_TINA 9/21/2011 11:22PM

    Congrats!!! Keep up the great work!

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WVROSE1 9/21/2011 11:04PM

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MTPOETNH 9/21/2011 10:38PM

    Thanks for sharing your story - this video is wonderful.

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OMSOME 9/21/2011 9:47PM

    I do not know you but I am so proud of you! Great job!
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BARBRUN 9/21/2011 9:43PM

    Congratulations - thanks for sharing.

Keep up the spark and the good work !!! emoticon

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MARTHAWILL 9/21/2011 9:41PM

    Absolutely wonderful. I'm only running 5k's after 105 lb loss(I'm also about 20 years older) but can identify.
Way to go!!

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KRISKECK 9/21/2011 9:34PM

    Hurray! I am so happy for you..what an awesome blog and what an awesome journey. I am speechless. How happy I am for you, my friend. What a victory.

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PINKNFITCARLA 9/21/2011 9:26PM

    What an awesome, motivational and inspirational video! Thanks so much for sharing and emoticon

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AGRLNKY 9/21/2011 9:24PM

    Great Blog! I love it! You Rock!

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SPARKGUY 9/21/2011 9:21PM

    Woohoo -- congrats on reaching an amazing goal -- here's to reaching many more in all areas of life.

SparkCheers!

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ris (SparkGuy)
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NATASHALEWIS13 9/21/2011 2:45PM

    You are an amazing person. Thank you for that video! It really touched me and it shows me anyone can do anything, no matter what age, weight or gender. I can't wait to take part in my first marathon! 2012

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RUNNER4LIFE08 9/21/2011 9:36AM

    Awesome blog! I loved it!

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BAILEYS7OF9 9/16/2011 3:41PM

    Excellent!!! So glad someone told that guy!

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PELESJEWEL 9/10/2011 9:18PM

    emoticon FANTASTIC!

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TESSA321 9/9/2011 11:08AM

    Awesome Blog, thanks for sharing! We'll be cheering you on!!

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COLOURFULME 9/9/2011 6:07AM

    Great video blog.
Will have to figure out how it works because I want to show in pictures what I have been through with my weightloss. My blog is fine to read but way to long and the 10-15 pictures speak for them selves.
Thanks again!

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SOCKITTOME 9/7/2011 11:25PM

    Awesome -- you totally rock!!!!! I will be rooting for you on the 18th as I'm humping up the hills on one of my last charity bike rides for this year. You are so gonna do it!

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DETROITKELLY 9/7/2011 2:30PM

    Wow! emoticon

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NUMD97 9/5/2011 11:35PM

    Outstanding (editing not withstanding). Simply outstanding. emoticon

Thank you for sharing your hard fought, hard won, journey with us.

Rock on on September 18th and always,

Nu

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ROBYNLN 9/4/2011 4:37PM

    Thanks, Robert. You are an inspiration to all of us. I know you will be successful in your 1st marathon. Enjoy! emoticon

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WONDERJUL 9/4/2011 4:08PM

    Wow! I can hardly believe your big marathon debut is almost here! I am so excited for you! and I will be cheering you on here in Texas!
Loved the video!
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SCHOOLNURSE86 9/4/2011 9:58AM

    Robert what a beautiful way to inspire others! You are going to do GREAT!!! Can't wait to hear all about it, because I have learned so much from you (like the benefits of the tortuous ice baths I now take on Saturdays after my long runs!).

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LIFECHANGE2012 9/4/2011 9:02AM

    What an inspiration you are!!! I am finishing my grocery list later and taking the dog for our 2 mile walk instead. You DO inspire me to start running, I just have to find the courage to do it. I live 40 minutes out of Rochester in Buffalo, NY. Maybe I will try to make it out there to cheer you on!!! Good luck and run for all of us! Annabelle

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SWAN47 9/3/2011 11:33PM

    What an emoticon journey your on! Can't wait to see the pictures of you crossing the finish line. I will be rooting for you September 18th.... emoticon

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JULIETEXAS 9/3/2011 10:33PM

    emoticon Thank you for all of the inspiration you bring us on Spark People! I am so excited for you, you will be great Mr. Marathon Man!!!

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MCCOURTT 9/3/2011 10:06PM

    Nice video!, will be rooting for you on the 18th. I'm also getting ready to do my first marathon, just one day before. I will be thinking of this video as I run that day. I know from my own experience what it takes, to do this, so just Congratulation. emoticon

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CARROT143 9/3/2011 10:02PM

    Awwww Superman, you did it again! Made a wonderfully inspiring video blog. You are going to simply ROCK ROCHESTER,...I can NOT wait to hear all about it. It is gonna be stellar. You help so many others when you post these blogs. And I hope it reinforces your motivation, momentum, and eMotion.

HUGS!
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ACTIVE_AT_60 9/3/2011 8:32PM

    Great blog Robert. Can't wait to meet you on your way to the Marathon ... and give you the pep talk :-)

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JEM0622 9/3/2011 7:39PM

    First of all...you made me cry. Awesome and inspiring video. Tremendous accomplishments and you have not run the marathon. Congrats on all the amazing things to date, and enjoy every step of the marathon. The journey to it, especially the first one, is unforgettable. And because it is my youngest son's birthday, I know it is going to be a fantastic day! It is your race, Robert! Do it your way and I hope you will blog your race report! emoticon

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HEALTHYCHIC 9/3/2011 7:28PM

    I love this! Please don't take this down, ever! This is inspiration!!

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MIMOTOGO 9/2/2011 9:12PM

    You did it again Robert! I am so moved by your journey and hope that your run will be one that you can look back on and have a sense of fulfillment and great satisfaction. We know YOU CAN DO IT! You are Amazing Robert! Keep it going. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALOFA0509 9/2/2011 2:19AM

   
Fantastic video brother!!! it's been a blast following your amazing journey- Cheers 2U

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SARAWALKS 9/1/2011 9:11PM

    emoticon video and I LOVE the happy pics of you!
You are WAY BEYOND COOL...and we are all going to be thinking of you and praying for you on Marathon Day. Wish I could go to Rochester!
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/1/2011 9:14AM

    Robert do you have to put in the cry music??? Just kidding..this is WONDERFUL...and where did you get the waddle on sticker? i want a t shirt that says that..for my walking. WADDLE ON!!!
I will never be the runner you are, my knee prevents that. but i CAN walk. you have no idea just how many people you help do one more day..one more step...one less cookie.
I wish I could be in Rochester on that weekend. i actually tried to fix it, but unfortunately brides dont like to be told their wedding weekend isnt convenient. So, I will be there in spirit..all my good thoughts coming your way. Please let me know if there is a site i can follow the race on...
You are a hero..to all of us. YOU ARE A MARATHONER!!! And we are so proud of you!!

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VIRGINIAGRETA 9/1/2011 5:36AM

    Well, as usual, your journey continues to inspire me. I can't wait to hear your marathon report!

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COOL_CHARLOTTE 9/1/2011 12:13AM

    Simply amazing! Well done and go out there and kick some butts!! Oh yeah and have fun doing it!!!!
Charlotte

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