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Half Marathon?

Monday, September 02, 2013

I never thought I would enter any kind of "race" as an adult. The concept of being outside, sweating in the heat, while I ran for hours just never appealed to me.

Recently, I've thought more and more about races. I don't need to win, I just wonder if my leg has the ability, after my injuries, to get to a point where I CAN complete a race in a reasonable time.

I saw a shirt similar to this one
and became even more inspired.

I am not putting a specific time frame on this because my leg creates special circumstances. I plan to start with a 5K and then maybe try the half marathon.

All this is just entertaining a dream, a challenge for myself. Wondering if I can beat the odds and do something I never imagined.

While it's definitely possible that my injured leg is not capable of such a feat, I'm willing to see what the leg can accomplish with dedication and training that is careful not to reinjure myself just to prove something to myself.

I'll be working carefully and mindfully towards this goal.

I'm a little excited.
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    Start with a 5k, yes. But don't just jump to a half. Run a few 5k races. Run for about a year before you seriously consider the Half.

    It's always going to be there, but it is really something that takes a lot of wqork and dedication.

    You can do it. Just don't rush it.

    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it.

    "Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion.
    "Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare.
    "Impossible is potential.
    "Impossible is temporary.

    "Impossible is nothing.”

    Muhammed Ali
    1626 days ago
    Good goal!
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    1632 days ago
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