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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I have been trying to type this blog for a few days now, but something was holding me up. I think once I put it out to the world it makes the whole experience a little more real. I mean it was real when I registered, and it was real when I started training, it was even real when I suffered through injury during the training, BUT now it's REALLY real.

Each day that I get closer to running my first half marathon my heart beats a little faster and my hands shake a little more. I have pretty much kept everything in check by telling myself that I am prepared and that it's doesn't matter how long it takes to finish, as long as I FINISH. This experience is all about me and how far I have come. I don't need to prove anything to anybody but myself.

I am sooo looking forward to this entire experience. I have been to many running events but never as a HM participate. It just has a totally different feel to it. Things will actually be geared towards me the HMer. And I finally get my first medal. I am teary eyed already, so I know I am going to be balling when I cross the line. Jill will probably have to pick me up off the ground.

And that's another thing about running. I have had the pleasure of being on the board with so many new people. Runners, new and old, who have taken the time to help me and encourage me along the way. I have made so MANY new friends. I have met a few and continue to look forward to meeting more. I am already planning my next HM and SP runners meet.

I am strong....
I am positive....
I can do this....
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    When is your race?!! It's such a rush!! You'll love it! Can't wait to hear about it. I'm about to start training for my 3rd.......the excitement never gets old!!
    3719 days ago
    Yes you will!!! Yes you will!!!! I'm cheering already. Go for it. Have fun and congratulate yourself for all you have accomplished, and will continue to accomplish.
    3722 days ago
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    So excited for you! You will do great! I LOVE this distance and it feels amazing at the end.

    Wishing you the best race!
    3722 days ago
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    Rock it!!!!
    3723 days ago
    You're an inspiration!! Can't wait to read your race report!

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    3724 days ago
    You've totally got this!!!!
    3725 days ago
  • FABAT402009
    You will do it and can't wait to hear about every detail!!! You've trained hard and it will all pay off the day of your HM!
    3726 days ago
  • EMP1979
    Best of luck to you!
    3726 days ago
    You are amazing! Enjoy every minute of it--you earned it!
    3726 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    You will have a marvelous, fun time, you WILL finish, and you will have a great story to share afterward. You're ready and there's no pressure. Listen to your body and cross that finish line.
    3726 days ago
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    woo-hoo! I am so proud of you!

    I know when my turn comes, I will be bawling my head off. That's the way I am.
    3726 days ago
  • MOM2ALEX2004
    Don't worry- I WILL be there to pick you up! You are going to do great- trust your training (echoes of Coach Nancy & Rhynic & TamTam in my head). Read Lab-Lover's last blog- the message from the Runner's World coach is so true! AND, if you need more to read about the race, go to www.rrrc.org and click on the Miles and Minutes link at the top middle- it's (mostly) all about the Richmond Marathon/HM and there's some fun & poignant stuff.
    3726 days ago
  • HYLYN2
    ROCK ON!!! I'll be at the Richmond half this weekend( as a spectator). My sweetie is running the full marathon. I'll give my cow bells an extra jingle in honor of you! Don't worry about being teary, I get teary watching every one finish. Just enjoy the experience. The crowd at Richmond is very supportive and will give you lots of cheers. Good luck!!!!
    3726 days ago
  • CHARLIE215
    Good luck Jae!
    3726 days ago
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    YOU ARE GOING TO ROCK THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3726 days ago
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