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Half marathon, boom!

Monday, May 20, 2013

So, it's official.

My colleague Anne has been telling me about her JogScotland group, which I joined after work on Thursday last week. The first downhill 10 minutes I felt like Mo Farah, but faster. The next 10 were uphill and I swore I have asthma. The next 10 minutes uphill-ish I nearly died. And on the way back I stopped compaining. 3.5 miles, 40 minutes, wee rests, good group tempo, sunshine, forest, proud of myself, boom.

Joined Anne's Monday outing at lunchtime today in gorgeous weather, 3.4 miles with intervals (oh yes) less-near death, 38 minutes, can-do attitude, boom.

And then, a facebook message that several people that I volunteer with at the Ocean Youth Trust Scotland (in sail training with teenagers) are signing up for the Glasgow half marathon on October 6th to fundraise for the trust. Emailed to join, boom!

Have never run that far ever in my life. I don't even know how long I might be running for. Or where. But I do know that me (hehe) running (hehe) for any cause is worth sponsoring. It's not up there with the "sponsor me to do something I really want to do anyway causes"!

OYTS's Alba Venturer Oyster Ketch in action, inspiring and empowering young people

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AEROBISAURUS 8/8/2013 9:19AM

    How exciting! Have fun training :) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 5/22/2013 2:00PM

    emoticon Good luck with the half marathon!

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KALIGIRL 5/21/2013 8:53AM

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You Rock!

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/20/2013 9:07PM

    Congrats on signing up for your first Half Marathon. Just you wait. You may THINK you're gonna die... BUT... crossing that finish line? Such a HIGH!

Now let me warn you now... there will come a time, midway through your training for it that you think you'll never be able to pull it off. DON'T YOU BELIEVE THAT emoticon VOICE! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WIZKEY 5/20/2013 8:57PM

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LJR4HEALTH 5/20/2013 8:53PM

    Running is great I'm learning to love it myself Have fun

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