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Marquette Half Marathon 9-1-12 - come run with me

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Saturday, September 01, 2012


I did this with my cell phone video camera so it is pretty wobbly in spots but I had alot of fun making this... come run a Half Marathon with me! Video Length- 6:23

I didnt really plan on doing this but i videoed the race start then started shooting some parts of the race. Then i got the idea of actually putting something together to share so this was totally off the cuff.

You may want to adjust your volume, the music seems to be a little loud and i couldn't figure out how to adjust it but it isnt bad...

NOTE: Mile 7- I high five a friend I met at the UP Northwoods Triathlon in July this year. How cool was it to see her at the race...

The finish segment is a little rough but so was I... cramps and all.. lol... if you turn up the volume at that point, you can hear them call my name out as a finisher...

Enjoy... This was a fun day and sharing the race with you was a pleasant distraction from all of the other stuff going on right now.

I also had such an unexpected surprise, I met someone who was reading my blogs but didnt really comment. I was totally blown away and with my mind somewhat distracted with the work situation, I was taken totally by pleasant surprise. I asked her to leave a comment so I could get in touch with her and send her a goodie. Hey- Thanks for the support and all the encouraging feedback, I really appreciate you.....

My Spark Running Buddy and Half Fanatic- Sue (aka Wonderwoman)












Music by: The Immediate.. "Shield Of Faith"
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SIERRAGOLD 10/21/2013 1:17AM

    That was really something to go along with you on the race!

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GODDREAMDIVA1 9/14/2012 2:26PM

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GALINAZ 9/13/2012 3:08PM

    You are so inspiring, I adore your spirit, keep it up!

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RUNANDRUN 9/7/2012 8:11PM

  Awesome pics!

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CPATRICK9 9/7/2012 10:31AM

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JENNAAW 9/7/2012 8:36AM

    Amazing! I am determined to be able to run without injuring myself.

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SHOAPIE 9/6/2012 8:33PM

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PETERMCKIRDY 9/6/2012 8:19PM

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MARYJEANSL 9/6/2012 7:56PM

  Good for you - awesome job to finish a marathon!

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LETHANIA 9/6/2012 11:20AM

    love the music! this is a great video!

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505ANNAP 9/6/2012 11:08AM

  Awesome job! Thank you for sharing. Keep on keeping on!


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LIFE-FAITH 9/6/2012 9:00AM

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DIANNEMT 9/6/2012 8:12AM

    Glad to see the UP is "with it"!

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MARGARITTM 9/6/2012 6:51AM

    What fun to run along with you!

My next 1/2 is the Smuttynose at the end of the month.

I will try toget some good pics to share!

You are truly inspitational!

C U at the finish line!

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TDWANDD2MYK9 9/6/2012 5:43AM

    F A N T A S T I C !!! You are truly an inspiration. THANK YOU. emoticon

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LOGOULD 9/5/2012 10:51PM

    I'm going to have to put together a running mix off all the great tunes you put in your videos.......so inspiring!!! GREAT JOB as always Spark Buddy!

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MAMA_CD 9/5/2012 6:24PM

    Great to have a running buddy

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MYLAUREN2 9/5/2012 3:00PM

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-SHOREIDO- 9/5/2012 1:27PM

    WOW!! Just read(watched) this today 9/5....great of you to put this on! Good job!! Felt like I was there!! (without the cramps etc) : ) Thank goodness.It's gotta be a great feeling to finish something like that.
What a way to end your summer. Good luck to you and keep on running! You've inspired all of us "Sparkers" I'm sure.
Gin

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/5/2012 12:33PM

    woo hoo you are wonderful!!

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EARTHTONED84 9/5/2012 9:49AM

    Thank you for sharing :) Good idea on stacking the burgers, more protein less carbs!

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MACMOM57 9/5/2012 6:37AM

    Awesome idea thanks for sharing. Way to go on your finish.

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KITHKINCAID 9/5/2012 1:28AM

    So cool! Racing friends are the best!

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KIPPER15 9/4/2012 9:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon fun to get the runners view. Thanks.

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NIKO27 9/4/2012 6:27PM

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HIPPYCHICK5005 9/4/2012 3:51PM

    I loved that! I would never be able to film a race of any kind. The last endurance event I participated in I cursed most of the last mile, sometimes not so under my breath. emoticon


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JUSTJAC2 9/4/2012 3:13PM

    Woohoo!!! So cool to run with you - I was straining trying to see the finish line, lol!! Congratulations!!
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VICKYMARIEC 9/4/2012 1:36PM

    That was awesome...i cry every time i see a friend finish one of these. Iknow it's hard work...and icried during your video...CONGRATS!!!!

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IFEOMA4 9/4/2012 1:15PM

  this is great

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CAROL494 9/4/2012 11:36AM

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RUNNER4LIFE08 9/4/2012 11:33AM

    emoticon Great job with yet another half marathon!!!

And thanks for taking us along for the ride. I loved how your daughters stuck their tongues out at the end. Teens!

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SJKENT1 9/4/2012 10:15AM

    I'm moving to Marquette - maybe I could do the couch to marathon over the next year and then join you next year.

Spark on...

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GUDDIGO 9/4/2012 10:10AM

  Congratulations

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MILADY_LCF 9/4/2012 9:38AM

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AJB121299 9/4/2012 7:36AM

    great job

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MISSLISA1973 9/4/2012 5:30AM

    I can't see the video from here, but am so glad to hear you enjoyed the day. Hugs to you as you begin the new week!

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XXMILAXX 9/4/2012 3:43AM

    emoticon emoticon You did it!

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ANSWRGAL 9/3/2012 7:41PM

  Sorry - can't watch video on this PC, but hoping the contract issues were resolved and you won't have to strike. It sounds like you were able to put some of the stress aside and enjoy the race! Way to go!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/3/2012 7:28PM

    Congrats, I enjoyed your video

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BECCA315 9/3/2012 2:38PM

    That was awe-inspiring, and I liked the music, too!!

Becca

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GARDENQE2 9/3/2012 12:18PM

    What a fun video! I wonder if it was difficult to film as you ran? Were the smiling girls at the end your family?

It's great to see your run, but I must confess I was teary most of the way! I'm as proud as if you were my own son.

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MILPAM3 9/3/2012 10:53AM

  emoticon Congrats on finishing and winning that medal!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 9/3/2012 9:38AM

    Awesome job...

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BOILHAM 9/3/2012 9:33AM

    Thanks a lot! Now I want a hamburger! Good job. 13 miles is a long way, huh? emoticon

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PIXIEMOM13 9/3/2012 8:15AM

    That was really neat to "run" with you virtually.. .can't wait to do it for real in Nov! :)
And you're right, you definitely earned that heaping deliciousness at the end.
Great race report and blog!

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METHUSELAHRUNS 9/2/2012 11:49PM

  Wow! Nice job on the race- great report! It was nice to meet you in person and to meet the athlete behind all the hard work. :)
Take care... I am sure I'll continue to lurk.... ;)

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TRUE-NESS 9/2/2012 10:53PM

    Great video! Great scenary! But whoa/warning to any Sparkers that get motion sickness easily. That last bit to the finish line was rough. LOL I had to avert my eyes and I don't even get motion sickness. :-) But, it looked like a nice race...small crowd... nice homey feel.

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THESHELBSTER 9/2/2012 10:24PM

    That was absolutely AWESOME! Thanks for sharing with us! You rock!

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HEIDI-25 9/2/2012 7:56PM

    Great job!! I am glad you had a great race and got to meet a new friend. Here is hoping you have a good work week as well!!

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