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Have A Goal!

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Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. And you get a t-shirt! Start training early! emoticon

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Once you pay the entry fee, it is throwing money away to abandon the goal. Once you get out there and begin to see results, you simply do not want to quit! Get others on board. Do it with friends and colleagues. Do it for a charity. Just DO IT! It is so much fun, challenging and satisfying.

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  • You are a girl of my own heart. I also use marathons to keep me exercising and to give me a challenge. I walked Oklahoma in April finished in a couple minutes under 7 hours. I just want to finish and I try to do it within the time the organizers set. But even if i don't once the route is marked I will finish. - by SWEETNEEY
  • Hi thanks for sharing your secret. I am thinking right now about doing the Seattle half (walking)marathon,witch is 13. something lol I just completed the Big Climb is Seattle 69 flights of stairs and 1,311, i made it in an Hour I am 54 years old,I surprised my self of getting that done in that amount of time. Next year I hope to beat my time. Anyway I need to really think about, like am I up for training for this event .Then my mind says just do it. I got 8 months to train so any feed back I would be most appreciated - by CAROLMAROL54
  • Great idea! - by MTP717

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