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Several years ago, my best friend turned to me and said.... 'I'm fat! You're fat! We should do something about that.' Then he proposed a competition. He would find some other 'fattys' and challenge us all to a weight loss competition. We each put in $100 and the first one to lose 10% of their body weight, would take the prize. There were 7 of us that each put our money in. I didn't win the pool, but I won something better. After years of being a 'desk potato', I discovered that I really enjoyed running. I started with walking and decided that I could burn more calories quicker if I began to run. Like Forest Gump, I've been running ever since. I've run 5 half marathons (21.1kms) and decided after the last one that I wanted more of a challenge. My only option was to run a full marathon. I signed up for the training program and began my marathon journey in January... in the dark... and in the rain! Over the past few months, I increased my distances, strength and general health. On May 4, I ran my first marathon.
Here are some highlights.
1) Sharing the journey makes it easier.2) I get by with a little help from my friends!
3) Encouragement is powerful!
4) Listen to the Music!
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