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10/19/13 3:23 A

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My first half is tomorrow. This is going to be interesting!!

Life is for living!

Don't let yourself down.


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10/17/13 8:58 A

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I am doing my first walking half marathon in four weeks. I found a 12 week walking schedule on-line. My plan is to following the schedule again and walk another half marathon. It's so wonderful to have a goal and accomplish it.

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THE_SHAKESHAFT's Photo THE_SHAKESHAFT SparkPoints: (139,585)
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10/15/13 1:13 A

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I know once I've done one half I'll want to do another then another!

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10/14/13 9:48 P

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Don't do a trail race. Once you do, road races will no longer hold the same appeal. :-P

By the way, there is a trail running spark team:

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10/14/13 9:42 P

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I completely understand your addiction to the half marathon and running. I personally have done about 15 of them and have 2 on the calendar before the end of the year. I have never done a trail one but it may be something that I need to look into.

Hebrews 12:1b...Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us

You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.
--Gatorade

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.


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9/29/13 8:33 A

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exercise for me period is a drug - I am new to the half marathon and am preparing for Nov half marathon - and I do love walking and running

even if I have to modify it i.e. when at work I walk outside for 40 or 50 minutes just trying to get steps in - not powerwalking - and that is fun too

then after work I get to really do my thing running and walking, with and without the dog and kids - so I am in heaven daily

A failure is only a failure if you don't get up and try again...author unknown


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9/28/13 7:56 A

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That's amazing! I'm 3 weeks away from my 1st!

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9/27/13 11:35 A

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You meant to say "road half marathon", not "regular half marathon" :-) I know a lot of people who consider trail races the default and road races to be the exception.

PS: You ran up a hill called "the wall"? I'd love to hear more about that!

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9/27/13 10:04 A

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Way to go! I know what you mean about addiction, and I can't think of a better drug than running:)

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I'm Michelle and I ran my first half marathon a little over a year ago when I was 250lbs. Ran my 2nd one this last spring at 230lbs and just ran my first Tail Half marathon earlier this month at 220lbs. Running has become and addiction that I love. I signed up for another regular half marathon for the end of October. The trail half marathon was probably the most psychically and mentally demanding thing I have ever done. I wanted to give up at about mile 4 after I ran up a hill called "the wall" but I was determined to finish no matter how long it took. I hope that starting next May I can run 1 half marathon a month and work from there.

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