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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Run Wifey Run

So, I’ve been talking about running a marathon for a couple of months now. I slowed things down a bit and became a princess in the process. Friday I narrowed it down to two marathons and asked for a little input on which one to do. Last night I put my money where my mouth is and registered for my first marathon.

I went left. Well, actually I went east and didn’t choose San Fran or San Antonio but opted for The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on Halloween. What’s crazy is I didn’t even know about the MCM until yesterday. I saw a mention of it on my new training group’s message board; then two hours later I got an e-mail from Active.com listing it as one of the top 10 largest marathons in the U.S.; and then last night Husband told me that his father ran the MCM two times and it would be really cool if I did it. Sounds like fate to me. So, I re-checked the message boards and found out that more than 27 people from my running group are registered to run including seven people from my pace group.

I stared at the enter button for about five minutes after filling out the registration online. It’s one thing to say you’re going to run a marathon, but it’s another thing to bring it to reality.

After receiving my confirmation, I couldn’t stop smiling. I was flipping back and forth between feeling elated and inspired; and wondering, “what the *bleep* did I just do!”

I’m excited to take on this challenge and to get healthier along the way. I appreciate everyone for you input and encouragement. Um, I’m going to need it now more than ever.

Winks & Smiles,
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Armywife101 April 14, 2010 at 1:44 AM  

Congratulations and best of luck in the marathon!
Semper Fi :)

Mammatalk April 14, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

You are so inspiring. Can't wait to hear of your progress!!

Unknown April 14, 2010 at 8:04 PM  

Oh, I hear the Marine Marathon is a rough one. But then again, they are all rough! Congrats on taking the leap *ahem* run into marathons!

workout mommy April 14, 2010 at 9:14 PM  

you can do this! The worst part is the training. :)

I look forward to reading all about it and coming to cheer you on at the finish line!

Anne April 14, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

Yay you for clicking on enter :)
Looking forward to following along on this journey!

Shay Shay April 14, 2010 at 10:03 PM  

Way to go LoLo! You ROCK!

carmen Jones April 15, 2010 at 12:30 AM  

I am Booker Daniels sister and we'll see you on 10/31. We can encourage each other. I've done it and there's no other like it.

Carmen Daniels Jones
Arlington, VA

Jen April 15, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

Fantastic!! You'll have a blast :) My Dad has run the MCM 4 times now (we live locally, so he doesn't have to travel much lol), and while I'm too chicken to run with him, I do go cheer, and he always has a lot of fun!

Stesha April 15, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

Go Lorraine! I wish I could be there to see you at the finish line!

Hugs and Mocha,

ScrappinMichele April 16, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

I am so excited that you will be running your first marathon here in the DC area. I will definitely be cheering you on. You are an inspiration to me.

RobinLK April 20, 2010 at 8:57 PM  

OOOOhhhh... I'm so excited for you! Would love to run a HALF mary in DC. You're going the distance AND on Halloween! Thoughts on a costume yet?? :)

Looking forward to following your progress! Would love for you to join us back here in FL in November, for another half that's sure to be loads of fun.. interested? A full five wks before your DC debut.

HUGS from Orlando,
robin/turtle runner

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