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Hippie Chick - Quarter Marathon - Completed!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Yesterday was the big day!

Originally, back in November, I signed up to do the half marathon. My training was going great, made it to 9 miles, then life happened.

With pains and a crazy life I allowed my training to fall off track, for about 2 months or so.

I was determined to stick to my goal and not give up comletely so I switched to the Quarter marathon.

Originally my sister, Nat-Again, was going to do it with me. She kept her eye focused on her goal. Exercised diligently and lost a lot of weight. She looks Amazing! But then severe tendinitis got in her way and she wasn't able to participate.

My 20yo daughter did it with me.

We drove the hour plus to arrive at our destination and met up with 20+ friends from church and community. Most were doing the half and they have all been very inspirational to me.

Being still morbidely obese I was self-conscious about coming in last or being "different" from everyone else. I was pleasantly surprised to see we all came in different shapes and sizes. As we stood around taking in the thousands in attendance I told my daughter it's great to know I'm not there being judged by others. We all have our own stories, we are all there to do our best whatever we, ourselves, define it to be at that very moment.

The 6.55 miles was tough. The scenery beautiful, the road easy, the environment motivational but the distance added to the heat added to the fact my training had slacked off made it a challenge. I had to talk to myself, become my own cheerleader and told myself giving up was NOT an option.

I was pleasantly surprised to see I had beat the goal I had set for myself. (2:15:00) I finished in 1:57:11 coming in 934th out 1056 (those doing the quarter)

I WILL be signing up for it again next year. I hope I can stay focused on my health and will be able to accomplish a new Best next year>

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Krista
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MRSHONEYCOMB 2/11/2014 2:21PM

    Have you signed up for this again this year?

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/8/2013 3:22PM

    I hope you are still working towards your goals.


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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/13/2013 8:16PM

    That's awesome, congratulations!

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GOLOPTIOUS 5/13/2013 1:51PM

    Congrats!!!

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 5/13/2013 11:37AM

  This is just so awesome and I am so glad for you... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHICAT63 5/13/2013 7:17AM

    Awesomeness right here, congratulations !!!!! Woohoo. emoticon emoticon

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CARRIE1948 5/13/2013 7:13AM

    Good for you for going, despite life's interventions.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/12/2013 11:58PM

    Congrats! Great job!

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GSPEIRS 5/12/2013 10:31PM

    Congratulations! Great Job! Way to Go on running in the Marathon to Celebrate Mother's Day!
I admire you for tackling such a big feat!
You're doing fantastic!
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LJR4HEALTH 5/12/2013 9:09PM

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FRUITYFUL 5/12/2013 8:58PM

    I'm so happy to hear that you went through with it! I'm so proud of you! It was a hot one yesterday! I was out there for four hours watching my daughter's soccer tryouts. You are amazing! Keep up the great work Krista, I know you can do it!

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STEVIEBEE569 5/12/2013 7:52PM

    Way to go! Despite the downs, you still accomplished a goal! Keep up the good work!

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IDICEM 5/12/2013 7:41PM

  Running with your daughter is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day! Congratulations for not giving up when faced with hurdles and for beating your goal. Hope you and your daughter kicked back and celebrated today.
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