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Marathon Number 2!! Let the training begin :)


Friday, May 03, 2013

After much thought, I finally made a decision on what would be my marathon for this year. I am registered and I booked the flights and the hotel, so I guess it is official :) On October 20th, Lord willing, I will be running the Amsterdam Marathon!

I am so very excited about my training this year. I am currently reading up on several new training plans, as well as checking out a few coaching sites for some personalized programs. I am hoping that through more strength training and a greater focus on cross training, I will have a stronger race and will be better prepared than last year.

I look forward to sharing my training with you all. Some of you have been apart of my journey for years now, ever since Russia back in 2006. Now, I am preparing for my second marathon!! Isn't God amazing! He will take you places and help you reach goals you never thought were possible.

The last time I was in Amsterdam was back in 2007 and my weight loss journey had just begun. Now, I will be going back a totally different person and I cannot wait to see what it feels like crossing that finish line!

Thank you for the years of support you have given me!!

Amsterdam....here I come!!!! :)
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ANGIE_MAC7 5/7/2013 6:11AM

    So exciting! Hope you find the perfect training plan for yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAMANTHAJEAN86 5/4/2013 11:44AM

    Exciting!

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MBSHAZZER 5/4/2013 10:16AM

    Oh wow, that is going to be an amazing trip and a wonderful marathon! So excited to "train" along with you! :D

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ANGELA76H 5/4/2013 4:27AM

    How exciting! I want to do more races this year. ;) You CAN do it!

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LILMISS40 5/3/2013 9:37PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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CATLADY52 5/3/2013 7:31PM

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 5/3/2013 5:52PM

    Very excited!! A marathon in Amsterdam sounds amazing.....

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MARGARITTM 5/3/2013 3:31PM

    Sounds great!

Find your plan - stick to it and you will be great!

Yes please keep us posted!

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SEEHOLZ 5/3/2013 3:15PM

    I love Amsterdam--- I grew up about 3.5 hrs away from there... and we used to go to the beach outside about 1 hr eveyr year for a long week-end. I would love to run that race someday... after Duesseldorf of course :-)

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 5/3/2013 2:27PM

    So awesome, Jen! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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COFFEEMUG2009 5/3/2013 2:20PM

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ELIZABETH5268 5/3/2013 2:03PM

    That sounds so exciting! You get to travel to really neat places, what a treat!

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JORDAN1019 5/3/2013 2:02PM

    emoticon wishing you healthy and happy training. I look forward to reading about your journey.

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PMRUNNER 5/3/2013 2:01PM

    Yay! Hope you have a great train up and race!

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FITFOODIE806 5/3/2013 1:34PM

    Yesterday I commented on your blog about how much nutrition stuff we have in common. Today it's fitness: I'll be running my 2nd marathon on Oct. 6 (Twin Cities, MN) I haven't been following you for that long, but I'm excited to share the training journey with you.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 5/3/2013 1:27PM

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LJCANNON 5/3/2013 1:21PM

    emoticon I am so excited for you!! I am looking forward to following your Training and hearing all about your Marathon!!

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IGSBETH 5/3/2013 1:08PM

    Awesome!

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LOVINSHERRY78 5/3/2013 1:07PM

    routin u on although i know you already got it in the bag! :)

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INFINITELEIGH 5/3/2013 12:25PM

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/3/2013 12:13PM

    It's amazing to see what happens when we commit our goals to God. More than we dreamed possible or could imagine! Great that you are making this your next goal! Looking forward to cheering you on in your journey to the finish line!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/3/2013 12:01PM

    Congrats to you. You will do awesome!!!

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LAURIE5658 5/3/2013 11:26AM

    So excited for you, Jen! The second is just as special as your first!!!

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GOING-STRONG 5/3/2013 11:18AM

    I'm doing my 1st marathon this year in October in Portland, OR. I have done a few HM but am a pretty slow runner so I'm thinking I'll end up doing a lot of walking. Looking forward to seeing your training plan. I just may steal it!

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JPAMPY 5/3/2013 11:15AM

    Awesome!! I'm training for my first Half marathon. It's in September. I will be praying for injury free training and God's speed!!!! emoticon emoticon

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