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My First Marathon

30 Jan

Week 1:  I just signed up for my first full marathon- the North Olympic Discovery Marathon.  It’s a gorgeous trail, from Sequim to Port Angeles, along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, here in Northwest Washington.  It truly is a beautiful run.
I have 18 weeks to train. I’m excited because this is something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time, and I’m finally gonna do it. I have a solid running base; I have been faithfully running since March 2011.  I ran my first 10K and then an ultra-trail half marathon last summer.
I’m also super nervous because this is a huge committment, of both physical and time. As one of my friends shared, the next 18 weeks will be filled with ups and downs, but it will all be worth it when I cross that finish line.
I plan on sharing this journey with all of you; it will help hold me accountable in my training. Each week, I will be posting my runs through Nike+GPS, so you will be able to follow along and cheer me on! (If you feel so inclined) Looking forward to these next 18 weeks. Here I go!
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