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Weighing the Pros and Cons about Bjorklund Half Marathon

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lately, I have felt so down and disappointed with my fitness level. I used to have great, toned muscles. Now, I just feel soft. Like my muscles ran away. I want to run Bjorklund Half Marathon but have detrained so much that I can only do about 2 miles right now. I am afraid if I train that my time won't be as good as it could be and I will be looked down at. I work at the Y and people would know I would be running it. It's like they'd look at me like, "Oooh, you're that slow." Part of the reason I'd want to do is to meet and run with the sparkers. I don't want them to think I am "slow" neither. It will be great to meet Robert, Nicholas, John and Coach Nancy. I don't think they will care if I am slow but I will. I want to be best I can be. In addition to that, I could train with a running group but they meet at 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturday morning. I am not sure what my work schedule will be with the next position in my schedule. Would hate to sign up and than miss the majority of the runs. That'd be a waste of money. Also, I do best with runs in the morning. The pull for the running group is being accountable for the training to a group of people and having more people I know to run with during the race. The more people, the more merrier! Bjorklund Half Marathon entry is not a guarantee as it is a lottery.
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EJOY-EVELYN 1/28/2013 9:04PM

    Enjoy your runs, however you decide they work best for your new lifestyle. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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XRSIZE18 1/25/2013 11:15PM

    Savannah - you have inspired so many people. REMEMBER THAT!!! :)

Remember that you used to not be able to run .2 miles, let alone 2 miles!!
Remember that you slowed your pace and helped inspire me to run longer and harder than I'd ever run before.
Remember that you can (and will) build up again.

Every once in awhile we need a break. To stop. To re-evaluate. This is an opportunity to pick your spark back up again and run with it (literally!). You've got this!

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PATRICIAANN46 1/25/2013 4:37PM

  Hi Savannah.........
I have to agree with Sheryl. If you do this race.......do it for YOU. Don't compare yourself to others. They are probably running with their own doubts. This journey is about making ourselves healthy and fit, not comparing times with others. Compete against yourself.........
Okay..........
I'm done lecturing. You KNOW what you have to do......
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SHERYLDS 1/24/2013 5:21PM

    is this MY Savannah talking.....
the gal who Sparkles all over, is comparing herself to others....
and worried she won't measure up.
WHO CARES what anybody else thinks.
This is YOU doing it....GO FOR IT.
You'll feel great proving to yourself you can do it....once again.
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1CRAZYDOG 1/24/2013 5:09PM

    Have to agree with the statement that you'll only stick to it if you're in it for YOU. Otherwise it's not going to be something you're commited to. So that's what you have to decide is if you're doing it for yourself . . . or not.

You have to give yourself some time to get used to being out of school and get into a routine. One day-at-a-time.

HUGS

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NATPLUMMER 1/24/2013 12:29PM

    Who cares what they think about your time? Hey, I had to walk most of my HM injured and am proud to have finished in 3:52...you will be faster than that, I can guarantee.

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MYLADY4 1/24/2013 10:45AM

    I understand about being seen as slow but how many people can say that they have ran a 1/2 marathon, not many. The desire to always to better is human.

I was slow at the EC half but that did not really matter to me, I finished (at over 200+ pounds). Would have I liked to have been faster, you bet, but I did it and got to meet you (bonus!!!).

I would love to try to get into the half and join you this year (if we can get in) but I have decided that 2 days before the 40th is not the time to run a half. Talk about being the oldest one in your age bracket, that would really mess with my head, Next year I'll try.

Good luck on what ever you decide.

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LALAFLOWERS 1/24/2013 7:22AM

    Seems like there are alot of others factored into your decision... what do you want to do??? When does your next schedule come out? Can you ask for the info early, so you can sign up to train? (that is if YOU want to do the run).

You know... you can still meet with the sparkers, even if you don't run the half with them.

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DOGLADY13 1/23/2013 10:34PM

    I can only stick with something if I'm in it for me. It never works out when I am comparing myself to someone else or trying to meet someone else's idea of what my goals should be. I just don't do it.

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