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Watched a Half Marathon Yesterday

Monday, February 10, 2014

Yesterday I got to be a spectator at a local half marathon. I haven't been to a running event since I was a kid. We first watched from our driveway and cheered on the runners going by. Then we drove down the hill and watched from the finish line. It was very exciting and hugely motivational! I knew one of the runners so I got to cheer her on. I had originally considered joining this race but I had only found out about it 3 weeks before hand. So, that wasn't nearly enough time to train. But it also was what got me to register for a 5k and start a training plan for that and work my way up from there. This race had about 500 runners and was still really exciting. There were runners in costumes, runners going back up the hill after finishing to run with people in the back of the pack, a man pushing his son in a wheelchair, etc. The 5k I'll be racing in will have 5,000 women running it, so I can't even imagine.

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  • NHES220
    Good for you for signing up for the 5k and great that you were cheering the runners on. I know when I run it helps to have people cheering me on!
    1501 days ago
    Way to get motivated!!! The company I work for sponsors a half marathon in my home town. I am always motivated by the runners, their ages and outward physical abilities or disabilities and the effort they put in to crossing the finish line. There is a group of "angels" who push disabled people in special wheelchairs they call chariots so that they can experience running. You can't help but be moved!

    Start that training plan and don't quit! You will be running that race in no time! WooHoo!!!
    1501 days ago
    You will be great!
    1501 days ago
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