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    HEALTHIERKEN   99,088
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New profile pic, new target.

Monday, March 18, 2013

So. 21.097494?
The metric equivalent to 13.1 miles.

June 22, 2013?
12 training weeks from March 31, the day I'll start training to run a half-marathon.

New target?
To run 21.097494 km on June 22.

I'll probably be running by myself, unless I decide to organize a local HM event.
What's bizarre about this target is that until a year ago, I've never considered myself a runner. Then last year I trained for and ran 10k, plus. Wasn't *so* hard. I've been following so many distance runners my age here on SP that I figured, "Why not? You've nothing to lose, plenty to gain by trying."

So, here I am, committing myself to my SparkPeople friends and gurus, to train for and, barring unforeseen circumstances, complete a half-marathon distance run in the first half of 2013. There's also a near-by Fall Classic that I'll most likely join come September.

Keep my feet to fire, SparkFriends, just close enough to give me Hot Feet, not burned soles : )
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ALDEBARANIAN 3/19/2013 3:33PM

    Great Goals, Batman!
We'll try to keep your sole solo soles outta the fire.
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HEATHER1969 3/19/2013 12:06AM

    You can do this Ken! I love this goal! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 3/18/2013 11:01PM

    Great goal Ken! You can do it and lots of others believe in you too!

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GETSTRONGRRR 3/18/2013 9:14PM

    Ahhh, public commitment, the essential first step in achieving a lofty goal!

Good on you! That's exactly what I did before my first marathon! Told all my family & friends and paid the entry fee....I'd be damned before I didn't run and finish that race!

Enjoy....we'll expect regular training updates my friend!

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NWFL59 3/18/2013 8:43PM

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WRITEMANN1 3/18/2013 7:25PM

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You can do it!!

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BBECKER1955 3/18/2013 4:57PM

    We're pulling for you!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 3/18/2013 4:46PM

    You can do it Ken! Train for it! warm up! drink water! I am in your corner!
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