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Tag archive: nyc marathon [ 5 ]

Less Than a Week

One week from today I will be recovering from the 2011 NYC Marathon! I can’t imagine doing it really yet. All the months of training, dealing with an injury, recruiting child sponsors, etc., etc. Sunday will be quite a culmination. Culminations are good :).

A Little Uncomfortable

So, on today’s long run (8 miles), I had…how do I say it…trapped gas. By the end it was gone (and no I didn’t “get rid” of it in Central Park!) and I felt better. But, it was very uncomfortable. That’s something that’s happened to me a few times since losing the weight. It gets very painful and I’m pretty much a baby with pain. But, I made the target pace I wanted (avg around 9:30). I found this great […]

Why Do You Run?

As I wrote yesterday, I’m running the NYC Marathon November 6. This is an amazing video put together by my team-Team World Vision. Would you consider sponsoring a child today? Click on the link in the sidebar…

Help Me Run – Help a Child

As many of you know I’m running the NYC Marathon on November 6 of this year! I’ve lost 113 lbs in the past year and a big part of achieving that has been running. I ran my very first half marathon in April. I’m well into training now and I am so excited!! I am running for Team World Vision. World Vision is one of the largest and strongest humanitarian organizations in the world. They believe in helping children in […]

For the Joy

Hebrews 12 The Race of Faith 1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the […]