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I Ran a Marathon

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    My First Marathon!!

    I was in a very depressing period in my life. I had no real goals or dreams and was just living day to day. One day at work, I heard my boss talking about running a marathon. I really didn't know how long a marathon was or even if they did it in my city. I talked to him about it...
    dclovingdd dclovingdd 26-30, F 14 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    If I Can, Anyone Can!

    At age 37 I was a journeyman couch potato.  I had never, in my whole life even run around the block.  One day, I looked at a picture of myself and said "yuck".  A number of attempts to get fit at the gym failed.  I was a work-o-holic and gym hours...
    2nice 2nice 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2008

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    Three Before I Was 18

    i ran the san antonio marathon september 2007 (four hours 28 minutes)the chicago marathon in october 2008 (three hours 46 minutes)and lastly the san antonio marathon again in may 2009 (three hours 39 minutes)i hate the training soooo much, but the actual marathon part is so...
    PrinceAdonis PrinceAdonis 26-30, M Apr 19, 2011

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    My Marathon Training Was Perfect, And Then....

    My training for my marathon went very well. After my 3rd 20 mile run my confidence was very high. Then, 2 weeks before the race I was at a birthday party with a bunch of toddlers and caught one of their bugs. The infection left me unable to run until about 3 days before the...
    Tomjohn123 Tomjohn123 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 12, 2011

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    So every time I have seen a marathon on tv I

    thought it was interesting to try so I entered my first marathon at my towns old home day. I have never even run before since grade school so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was one of 98 entrants! Well to make a long story short I brought my iced coffee to the run and jogged...
    Fartmickfart Fartmickfart 31-35, F May 15

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    Advice Please!!!!

    I have not yet ran a marathon, but I have signed up to run the London marathon in 2013 for a bowel cancer charity, I have made a 28 week core training, weight training and running program but I don't know what foods I should be eating. I know fish, chicken and pasta are the rough...
    faithhhhhhhhhhh124 faithhhhhhhhhhh124 26-30 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    Completed the Honolulu Marathon yesterday.

    The rain was beating down on us and the winds were strong, but at least I finished. 2nd time finisher and will go for a 3rd next year :)
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    10k Bridge To Brisbane!

    I ran the 10k Bridge to Brisbane recently and I beat the time expectation by over 20mins! I even had a knee injury and a huge foot blister but I just kept going!! :D
    ozboybrian ozboybrian 26-30 2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Not Really Planned..

    I wasn't really planning on running a marathon. In fact about 2 months before I did, I told someone that I would never consider doing it. I love to run, and have run EVERY day for at least 6 years now. I had been bumping up my Saturday runs. One weekend after a 21 mile run, I...
    darkerside16 darkerside16 22-25 Feb 21, 2012

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    Actually, I Race Walked It...

    My first marathon, for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. Disney World Full Marathon on January 10, 2010. I walked the entire 26.2 miles in 7:23:03:-)
    MsCarolM MsCarolM 46-50, F Apr 28, 2010

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    I started running after losing weight.

    I was 330lbs (150 Kgs) at my heaviest and had slimmed to about 220 lbs (100 Kgs) before I started running. I came down from 330-220 by eating Healthy and Hitting the gym hard. I was doing about 80 percent cardio and 20 percent weights in the gym. Lots of time on the stair...
    Marathoner Marathoner 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I Ran A Marathon!!!

    I ran my 1st marathon today!!! It was crazy! Im happy that I finished and I accomplished something that I put my mind into! I never thought in a million years that I would run a marathon!!
    Bitterrsweet Bitterrsweet 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    What do I need to take note if I wan to train for a marathon ? Like the food ? My strategic in running a marathon ? What kind of training should I have ?
    Piger Piger 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    To do list : run a marathon after 6 month of training 😁😁 . Will I be able to succeed if I start training from tomorrow ??
    Piger Piger 18-21, F a week ago

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    Running the Honolulu Marathon for the second time. Race is in about 9 hours. Didn't train well for it this year, so won't have a fast time, but I'll finish :)
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    This isn't about me but it's about a friend performing a random act of kindness. Read and enjoy. So one of our neighbors, Mr. James, is in his 70s and he's the nicest guy I've...
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    My so-called "Random Thoughts" really are random. Most of them appear to me in the middle of the night. They might occur after I've smoked a nice fat joint, or be inspired by what...
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    I work as a server at a family restaurant. With the other 3 servers, we all help clean up tables and help our tables when we can. But one server had the audacity to tell the owner...
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    I've been in a flux of good and bad, just going through the motions. But I've discovered a part of myself that was an enigma. I'm a sensitive person not like a female but my...
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    Any thoughts about Bill Cosby and all these random allegations from women saying that Bill Cosy raped them? Some of these allegations came from women who were claimed they have...
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    People are having a nice conversation then I randomly say "meow" =^.^=
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    Well these are just 10 random photos I took for no reason at all. (i guess)I am no photographer so dont judge me harshly.1) my sunburn2) Some pregnancy result. (not mine) 3...
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    Before I make any further posts on this experience thread, I must clarify that the things I write are not general statements, nor are they general accusation, I understand that...
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    I post to vent. I post because i want to be heard. I post cause I have random thoughts. I do not post to be Judged by YOU. I do not post to defend my thoughts and feelings If...
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