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My Next Major Challenge

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

HI Everybody,

Today is Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 and I am excited and nervous all at the same time.

Many of you know who follow me that I have ran two marathons to date, both have been the Dallas Marathon in 2011 and 2012. I ran my FIRST marathon in the pouring down rain and 40 degree weather. I was injured, but I finished it! The say I started my journey in 2009, I made the statement that I would run that marathon in 2011 and I did it. I set the goal, then made it happen.

I am putting it out there that I have set the bar for myself AGAIN!

December 2013, I will run the Dallas Marathon again. Then in February of 2014 I will run my first Ultramarathon at the Cowtown in Fort Worth. April 2014 I will run the full 26.2 miles in Oklahoma City for the memorial.

This may not seem like much for some runners, for me and my body, this is a major challenge that I WILL finish.

I have started a new page for my friends and family to follow on FB that will be dedicated to this journey. Please run over and “LIKE” my page, share it with your friends. I’m sure I will be throwing in some of my weight loss journey as inspiration along the way.

The page can be found at:

Thanks everybody – I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I will.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HOPERISING 8/9/2013 11:02AM

    Awesome goals JMAN! I'll be cheering you on from Kenya.

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MEXGAL1 8/8/2013 6:58PM

    Good for you to put it out there and make the commitment. That is totally awesome.
Woo hoo!

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    Good luck with your upcoming Marathons! You can do it! Had already liked you on FB.. We all are rooting for you!

Sharon emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 8/8/2013 6:41PM

    Always up for a challenge! GoRunnerDudeGo! emoticon

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JANETRIS 8/7/2013 10:16PM

    Good stuff Jerome! You can do's in writing now....hehe!! emoticon

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_JODI404 8/7/2013 8:51PM

    Very exciting! Way to challenge yourself -- and you CAN do this!!


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JADED_CHICK19 8/7/2013 1:48PM

    Liked on FB! Excited to watch you complete your next set of challenges! Good Luck! :)

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CELIAMINER 8/7/2013 1:21PM

    emoticon I went straight to your FB page and Liked it!

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BACKTOME10 8/7/2013 12:46PM

    WTG Jerome! I KNOW YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! You will train properly....and you WILL FINISH!!!!

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CHUBRUB3 8/7/2013 12:42PM

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HANSBRINK 8/7/2013 12:01PM

  Good luck with your challenges and training. Stay strong and don't get injured through overuse. Best wishes!

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ANDREA0301 8/7/2013 12:01PM

    You've got this Jerome!!


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    Jerome - you will rock those races...

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FEMISLIM 8/7/2013 10:17AM

    Great. You can do it!!!!

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ONTHEPATH2 8/7/2013 10:09AM

    As a non-runner - I am amazed! You can do it! Keep training! Me - walking a 5k next week. My second this year. Look forward to following your progress!

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WRITEMANN1 8/7/2013 10:05AM

    Good luck! I'll be 'liking' you on FB!

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WALLINMW 8/7/2013 10:05AM

  Great blog. Stay on track!

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