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First Half-Marathon Training - 11 weeks to go

Monday, June 24, 2013

I am officially registered for my first Half! Woohoo! Harrisburg Half-Marathon Sept. 8, 2013.

As some of you know I have been struggling with my Asthma for the past 6 months and have not been able to run as I would like. I realize that registering for a Half at this point may seem silly but I really really wanted to do this before I turn the BIG 50, which is in December.

I know that I could hike or walk the hell out of 13.1 miles. I am determined to do this so no point in trying to talk me out of it. (Others have tried) I know that sometimes I just have to quit the thinking and worrying about it and just freakin go for it! I am doing that, "Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go."

I am under a doctor's care for the Asthma and I hope that the flare-up will be under control very soon. In the meantime, I will do what I can as best as I can. I will train for the half and with a combination of determination, self-awareness, self-preservation, doctor's care, interval training, balanced diet, necessary rest and sleep, etc. I will cross that line.

Most of all I know that I will have the support of many of you in the Spark Community. I don't expect to shatter any records, I just expect for me to do the best that I can with what I have been given and "Never Give Up!".

That being said, I hope to make weekly progress reports here for my own accountability and record. I will be open to any and all suggestions as I make my way to Harrisburg.

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  • JOE14250
    You can do it! Keep being smart! One injury can set you back, and knock you off course in your long term fitness striving. So be smart, and stay on track: and you will do it!
    1763 days ago
    So exciting - keep us posted on your progress!
    1763 days ago
    Unless the doc grounds you, go for it! I wouldn't. I don't run anywhere unless I'm being chased, and that hasn't happened for a long time. You should definitely chase your bliss, though.
    1764 days ago
    emoticon emoticon DH will be riding with us tonight. He is a world-class athlete specializing in run-bike-run. He has done many 1/2 and full marathons. You may want to "pick his brain" tonight on the ride for any suggestions that might assist you in your goal!
    1764 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I did a half last October, hope to do another one this year!

    1764 days ago
    Absolutely wonderful! I'm so happy for you. I know you can do this.
    1764 days ago
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