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My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:29 am
by patries
Hello everyone,
today I finished my first half marathon. I celebrated having MS for 13 years by running 13 miles.

Running a race would not have been something I ever would have done before MS. It's because of MS that I want to challenge myself more. It's taken one year to be able to run this far, slowly adding miles. I did it in 2:20 which is pretty good I think. I probably could have gone a little faster but I wanted to make sure I ran the whole thing and didn't stop or walk. I sprinted at the end and it was so amazing.

It was probably the most fun thing I have ever done. I am so inspired by all the people in their 60s and 70s and even 80s that were out there.

I urge you to try some kind of race, whether it's a 1K or a 5K - it's such an amazing crowd full of positive people all taking control of their health.

happy exercising to everyone!!!
Patries

Re: My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:35 am
by Rose
Congratulations Patries!!
I think that is just awesome:-)
You can truly lay your head on your pillow tonight and say to yourself..." I have done it Patries. I have made it." And fall asleep with a big smile on your face:-)
Congratulations once again.
Love and light
Rose x

Re: My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:37 am
by veg
Fantastic to read, go go you, super well done :-)

Re: My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:52 pm
by tommy-boy!
That is so awesome & inspirational for all of us. Congratulations on your achievement!!

Re: My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:00 pm
by ruthmj
Congratulations, Patries! And thank you for sharing the great news and being an inspiration! ... I'm full of happy smiles just reading about your achievement!

Ruth

Re: My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:50 pm
by Susan Doumbos
Well done, Patries; you are inspiring!

Re: My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:38 am
by Teena Marie Johns
This is so wonderful. I do know what you mean about setting such a goal. I'm a swimmer and do the team portion of a team triathlon each summer. This winter, I'm installing a pool in my living room so that I can train all winter.


Congratulations.
Teena Marie

Re: My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:33 am
by patries
Thanks everyone! I don't want to overdo it, but doing maybe 2 half-marathons per year will probably be good for me.

Patries

Re: My first Half-Marathon

PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:39 pm
by Messpositif
Teena Marie Johns wrote: [...] I'm installing a pool in my living room so that I can train all winter.
Can you say more about this, it sounds intriguing.