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4/5/12 11:14 A

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That is great that you are going to try again! I know you can do it!

I will do this! Goal will be mine in 2012!

P.S. YOU can do it, too!

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4/4/12 5:23 P

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Thanks everyone! This was really a rough weekend. :) I've decided I'm gonna take my time and redo the couch to 5K and aim a later race :)

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4/4/12 12:18 P

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I am so sorry that things didn't go as planned and that you ended up at the hospital with the seizure. But don't give up. We've all had things throw us off the path we wanted to go briefly but the overcomer gets back up, gets back on the path, and keeps going forward. The most important thing is that you are okay. There will be other opportunities although it's so disappointing I know to have missed this one.

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4/2/12 11:31 P

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So sorry to hear, but... You're a real runner! We ALL have stories that kept us from running. It becomes part of your story!

I hope you're feeling better now.

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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4/2/12 9:05 P

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I am sorry to hear about the delay in running your first 5K, but one day soon you will get out and run that first race. Keep on training to be your strongest:) Blessings to you.

Here we go:)


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4/2/12 5:31 P

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Oh I am SO sorry, Beauty. I can imagine how disappointed you must be. Your day will definitely come and we'll be there to cheer you on (in spirit). In the mean time, we're cheering you on for all your runs.

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si matris est non gauisus nemo est gauisus
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4/2/12 3:51 P

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emoticon Hope you're ok now, must have been so hard for you. Not a total waste though - you've learned the disappointment of stuff not working out as planned and from reading running forums, that happens a lot! But there will be plenty of races in your future. Just keep on training and your day will come.
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4/2/12 3:45 P

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Next one will go better!

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4/2/12 12:54 P

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Thanks Monty! It's hard not to get frustrated though :(

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4/2/12 12:43 P

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Your time will come. Don't let it get you down and keep training. I can't run the Half Marathons that I want so I patiently wait for my chances and keep training. All the best...
Monty

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4/2/12 12:27 P

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Unfortunately, my race didn't happen. I'm epileptic. Wouldn't you know, right after I pick up my goodie bag and packet, I had a seizure. I ended up in the ER yesterday. I'm home now, and ok, just tired. NOT how I planned my day to go yesterday! :(:(:(


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4/1/12 10:20 P

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I'm so excited for you! How did it go???


Kirsten
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4/1/12 11:56 A

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Congratulations on taking that big step! Hope it went well and can't wait to hear!

Linda

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4/1/12 11:37 A

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So, how'd it go?!!!

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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4/1/12 9:52 A

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Good luck and have fun! You are gonna rock this out! At my last 5K i got BEAT by a lady who walked/ran so don't think this is a bad thing! It is a great strategy!
can't wait to hear how it went!

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4/1/12 9:46 A

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Good luck and most importantly have fun!

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4/1/12 8:08 A

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Have a great and fun race! I walked and ran my first 5K too - it is my most memorable race.

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4/1/12 7:16 A

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emoticon !! Best wishes to you on your first race!! I hope you have the perfect weather! emoticon emoticon

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4/1/12 5:06 A

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May you have the wind at your back! Go make your life the adventure it's supposed to be!

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4/1/12 3:26 A

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Wishing you the very best of luck! I can't wait to hear how you get on but the main thing is, I hope you enjoy it!

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3/31/12 8:23 P

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You'll do great! Be sure to tell us how it goes!! Good luck!

"When there's something you want fight for it. Don't give up-no matter how hopeless it seems, even when you've lost hope, cause years from now you're gonna look back and wish you gave it one more shot cause the best things in life don't come easy."

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3/31/12 8:03 P

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AWESOME!!! Congratulations! You are a winner... warning though... don't be surprised if a few tears of joy slip through as you near and then cross that finish line. For me it was as much an emotional moment as a physical one. You will go great! Enjoy the event!

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3/31/12 7:49 P

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No matter what - you will finish! Have fun! You will be so excited when you cross the finish line!

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You Go, Girl emoticon emoticon How exciting to reach your goal. emoticon Good luck to you tomorrow:) emoticon

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3/31/12 7:39 P

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Outstanding! I remember my first and it was glorious! Look into Jeff Galloway's Training for the future.. He is a proponent for walk/run strategies for races. All the best, have a fun time, and finishing is a great goal!
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My first race is tomorrow - a 5K! I can't believe I've made it this far!!! :D My goals for this race are 2 fold - first - I will FINISH. Secondly - I will be both running and walking this race - so my goal is to run at least HALF of the race :) I can't wait!!!

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