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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

**** 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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    Now I am crying, you are awesome, no words can express.
    1763 days ago
    Tears welling up, Robert! I am honored to be a very small part of your journey.
    1763 days ago
    Awesome video!!! You're going to ROCK your marathon!! emoticon
    1764 days ago
    The video is amazing. The extra time on the end is to symbolize the journey is not over when the marathon ends ;). You are going to rock this marathon! I can't wait to see your finish line photos.
    1764 days ago
    Great video, and a great accomplishment! You're going to rock your marathon!
    1764 days ago
    Awesome video!! What an amazing journey. I'd love to find the ambition you have - hopefully one day I'll beat my demons and do it! :)
    1764 days ago
    That was such a beautiful summary of your journey. It was so inspiring. You have come so far my friend. Your family is beautiful! They've got to be pretty darn proud of you too.

    Can't wait to see those pics of you at the finish line!
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    1764 days ago
    Great vlog! You're going to do awesome!
    1764 days ago
  • v LADYGWEN25
    Robert.. that was AWESOME.. you've come a long way my friend..Keep up the good work.. and run SPARK STRONG! :)
    1764 days ago
  • v LEAH956A
    What a great summary of your journey! Congratulations and best of luck on your marathon!
    1764 days ago
    Awesome journey! Don't worry about the race - you've got this!
    1764 days ago
  • v LUVMYK9S
    You are simply AWESOME! Great video! You have worked so hard and come so far - you ARE an inspiration for all of us! You don't need luck because you are READY for this and you are going to do GREAT!

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us.
    1764 days ago
  • v SRVFREAK176
    you are amazing! gives me hope and makes me proud to call you friend! THANK YOU FRIEND! emoticon
    1764 days ago
    Love the video and the message in it, Robert. I am excited for you to complete that marathon; it is a done deal in my mind because you have put in the work needed to make it all the way. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us here!
    1764 days ago
    Can't wait to see the pictures of you during and after the marathon. I don't know how that smile will get any bigger! You are a wonderful inspiration. Thank you.

    Best wishes for a successful first marathon. You are right - you are a winner! even before you get there.
    1764 days ago
  • v CIVIAV
    I came back again to watch again. How I want to be at the finish line on Sept 18th to cheer for you...I will be thinking of your journey for sure as I often do.
    Great work champ! From another champ!
    1764 days ago
    Wow! That was beautiful and I am so proud to call you a friend and motivator. You have done wonderful on your journey and provide me with the assurance that anything is possible. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1764 days ago
  • v CIVIAV
    And then you have no idea how much your sharing of this journey is helping me on mine. I often think of you when I am running - things you have said make it easier to push past a bad place. My race coming in Oct is a 1/2 but it seems the lessons are the same. Thank goodness for your sharing!

    How awesome!
    1764 days ago
    Tears...good tears...proud tears...hopeful tears...I love you my friend tears!
    Proud to say I knew you when...the before guy...cause he was freakin awesone too. You never fail to inspire and encourage me Robert...thank you! emoticon
    1764 days ago
    Wow -- this video is so moving. You must be so glad you did it. I wish you all the best on the 18th. As good as you feel now, I can only imagine how emotionally high you'll be once you finish the race. Your story is very exciting. I used to run and loved it. I remember that feeling and would like to try it again but afraid that my osteoarthritic knees can't handle it. I guess the only way I'll know is if I try, right?

    Wishing you the best,
    1764 days ago
  • v MAGGIE101857
    You are amazing! What a journey you have undertaken - wish you continuing success!!!!
    1764 days ago
  • v BESTCK
    That's so great! You are wonderful. Good luck to you. Be strong.
    1764 days ago
    Okay Robert, now you've got me crying before 6:30 in the morning.....I am soooo pround of you! I wish I could be ther at the finish line to meet you at yourrace, but know that I am with you each step you run and my hugs and well wishes and high fives are there with you as you cross the finish and achieve this next big goal! Way TO GO - It's been one amazing journey...glad to have been blessed to share it with you!
    1764 days ago
  • v BILL60
    Great video of your journey. You have come a long way and have worked extremely hard to reach were few every reach. Keep it up cause there's many who are pulling for you. The very best!!
    1764 days ago
    Great inspiration, as always!! I can't wait to hear about your marathon triumph!!
    1764 days ago
  • v ACTIVE_AT_60
    Robert, this is ONE HECK of an transformation, accomplishment, and incredible journey caught and expressed well. You have come a long way my man, and I am looking forward to meet you - on your way to your 26.2
    1764 days ago
  • v SWAZY33
    Thanks for the continued inspiration!
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    *Life is what you make of it...
    -::-:*'*:.:*'*:-::- and you ARE
    -:... :-:*'*: making each day count!:*'*:-::- .
    .(`) Hope you have a sparktacular day :)
    .`..... . I know you will rock that marathon!
    (. (. Karen

    1764 days ago
  • v MINNA72
    Good for you, Robert!

    It's amazing how far you've come. I look forward to reading about your marathon experience!
    1764 days ago
    Totally inspiring!!!
    1764 days ago
    Hey, I have friends in Rochester! (They just did the Warrior Dash up there a few weeks ago)

    Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us!!
    1764 days ago
  • v DRB13_1
    I want to give you a standing ovation!
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    Stay healthy and enjoy adding that 26.2 sticker to your car - get the hat, too! emoticon
    1764 days ago
  • v KT-NICHOLS-13
    Your video brought me to tears! You are a inspiration not because you run but due to keeping it real. I'm looking forward to the post about your marathon and all that comes with it.

    Thank you for being you and willing to share.
    1764 days ago
  • v SAC-6582
    Come January it will be my turn to share a video after I do the PF Chang 1/2 Marathon. I agree, Thanks for the inspiration
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    1764 days ago
    What an amazing journey. I'm sure you'll rock that finish line next month! Thanks for be such a tremendous inspiration!
    1764 days ago
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