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Registered for my 1st Half-Marathon

Monday, January 07, 2013

I love the saying: “STOP talking about it and just DO IT!” I give this advice to others all the time. Now it’s time for me to stop talking….

Last year I kept mentioning to my DD that I wanted to walk a half-marathon. I’ve cheered her on running her half-marathons and I’m ready get off the sideline.

I just registered for my first half-marathon!!!!!

Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon – October 20, 2013
www.freepmarathon.com/

This marathon you traverse both downtown Detroit and Window, Ontario, crossing the border at both the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. I plan to walk most of it but will be running like crazy through the Windsor Tunnel. I hate tunnels.

My only goal is to stay ahead of the 4 hour pacer.

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LOSINGITBECKY 1/23/2013 3:59PM

    Hi Lori! I am so encouraged by your example. As one who is just beginning this journey to good health, I took a peek at your 1st blog entry, saw where you were when you started and am so excited about how far you've come! I'm right behind ya! emoticon

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EXPOGIRL50 1/22/2013 6:11PM

    You're emoticon ! Thank you for your support and motivation.

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MSNEL2012 1/19/2013 5:07PM

    emoticon Awesome! My son asked me to do the Columbus Ohio Turkey Run (?) but I was to chicken! Hmmmm....maybe this year!

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DJSQUISHIE 1/15/2013 9:52PM

    Good luck with your marathon, and your training! You seem like an unstoppable force once you put your mind to something! emoticon

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JUSTLIKEALICE 1/13/2013 5:59PM

    WOOOHOOO!! You can do it! I'm *planning* my first half for this July. I'm so excited for you!!

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SHEWANDERS 1/11/2013 12:00AM

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LINZSUCCESS 1/10/2013 8:22AM

    Good for you!!!! emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/9/2013 2:24PM

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TWNOMWE 1/9/2013 11:48AM

    Good luck emoticon

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MCONFESSOR 1/9/2013 1:30AM

    Fantastic! Cannot wait to hear about your experience with it. emoticon

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GARDEN1027 1/8/2013 10:07PM

   

Good luck! :)

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LUVS2BIKE101 1/8/2013 7:39PM

    You are a great inspiration to all of us! Good luck with your half-marathon.
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TRAVELGRRL 1/8/2013 1:58PM

    Congrats to you! I would LOVE to walk across the Ambassador bridge, but agree with you about the tunnel -- I don't even like to DRIVE through it! Keep blogging as you work on your training.

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REFINING_LIFE 1/8/2013 11:06AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
That's so exciting! I kept saying I was going to do one "one day" and I finally bit the bullet and registered for the one I did last weekend. It was tough but I am SOOOO glad I can finally say I met my goal!!

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GRACE927 1/8/2013 7:18AM

    Good for you! You are amazing!

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FITAT50 1/7/2013 9:58PM

    Awesome!!! Great goal to work towards! Is your DD going to do it again with you?

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LOSE2CRUIZE 1/7/2013 9:01PM

    Yay!! So excited that you are doing it too!! I KNOW you have this in the bag! October is just a run around the corner!

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BEACHLVRMI 1/7/2013 3:55PM

    emoticon emoticon I am SO excited for you! Good luck!

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READYBETTY 1/7/2013 1:19PM

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BUTTERFLY-1976 1/7/2013 11:39AM

    How exciting!!! I use to live in Windsor & the walk you'll be doing in Windsor is nice!!! I loved looking at the skyline when I drove down that road.

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COOP9002 1/7/2013 11:39AM

    Excited for you. Let us know about your experience.

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DAWN14163 1/7/2013 10:56AM

    How exciting! A great goal to keep you busy for the next few months!
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LEVELPATHS 1/7/2013 10:36AM

    You've got plenty of time to train for that. Well done you!

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SHANTODD420 1/7/2013 10:11AM

    Wahoo go Lori and good luck to you. I have to friends that run that marthon every year. My friend hates the tunnel as well.

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PJBONARRIGO 1/7/2013 10:09AM

    Wow, I'm impressed! You have a good plan and great motivation! I'm sure you can do this! Enjoy the journey! emoticon emoticon

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FLEURGARDEN 1/7/2013 9:57AM

    How awesome! You'll do great - I'd probably run through the tunnel too. I haven't been in the tunnel in years, and it always creeped me out in the car, so I don't think I'd like to go through it on foot.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/7/2013 9:44AM

    That is awesome!! You'll be great!

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DRB13_1 1/7/2013 9:35AM

    ABSOLUTELY!!! Go for it! emoticon

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DALID414 1/7/2013 9:35AM

    How exciting!!! Good luck!

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LESLIELENORE 1/7/2013 9:26AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I have been considering walking one in Niagara Falls.

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