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I Ran a Marathon

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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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    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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    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 :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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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 36-40, F May 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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
    SecretBoyBrian SecretBoyBrian 26-30 2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    I was training for a marathon in 2012 when my son was diagnosed with cancer and I needed to be with him. He is finally more independent and I've been able to start running again. I...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F Feb 2

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    I would love to be able to run the nyc marathon one day! I am a runner now for 2 years and it's my dream to one day run the nyc marathon
    emilyn1029 emilyn1029 18-21, F a week ago

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    i am doing an msc. its really tough, i have a lot of deadlines. in my undergrad i used to be the best, always caring about the grade, now i just want to make it up to the finish...
    thisonetime13 thisonetime13 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    you know.. sometimes random sentence fragments pop into my mind. like I'll be blankly thinking and then a random, useless phrase pops into my head.. something like "she said that...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Some of you may recall me ranting about incompetent people. Well the same person that caused that rant has struck again. A little back story for those of you who didn't read the...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Random facts about me 1. I have about 16 names. And I get called all of them by at least one person in my family or group of friends. Sometimes I forget it's me 2. My dog is...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F Feb 1

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    I question whether I am clinically insane or not because i will just mention random things I think about for example dinosaurs, giraffes, or pancakes three thoughts. I had within...
    JAYMO97 JAYMO97 16-17, F Feb 2

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    I don't post random thoughts for comments or hearts... I post random thoughts for release...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M Feb 5

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    i do not know why, but i want to say this. i have met many ****** in my life, but you sir. are a ******* cactus!! yep i know its random, but its me and i am random XD
    thelastfallenangel thelastfallenangel 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm off of it today. feeling good. getting my house clean and feeling like I'm going to be ok. thanks to my circle for putting up with my crazy random thoughts and rants...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Most people would define a person in two ways, by physical appearance and by their “soul” or personality portion of their identity. Legally, it only truly matters your race...
    nlowe246 nlowe246 13-15, F Feb 9

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    Some random thoughts i felt like sharing Chained to a rose Without her lips Sown together The hole of her heart Pouring her soul For all the world to see Art, music & life...
    LucemSpiritus LucemSpiritus 18-21, M Feb 10

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    people do know that fictional movies are not real, right? That they're made simply for our entertainment and it's not supposed to be compared to every day life? I'm saying this...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I dunno, this is more of a rant than a random thought. Jokes are supposed to be funny. Life-threatening diseases aren't funny. Rape isn't funny. Mental illness aren't funny...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    1. Callixtine 2. 20 yo 3. i adore beach 4. bathroom singer 5. Asian 6. Indonesian 7. I love nature 8. i love red. black. yellow 9. i don't judge people 10. I have dimples 11. I...
    callixtine callixtine 18-21, F Feb 15

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    0215015 – Some Random thoughts on friendship There are people you click with, there are people you like, there are people you don’t like, and there are people you can’t...
    jjoe01 jjoe01 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    One day I was in the drive thru of a popular coffee place. The line was so long. I wasn't in any hurry. I noticed a car coming to the line from a different direction. There was...
    jvstme jvstme 46-50, F 8 Responses Feb 16

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    as we were standing outside the kebab place very late last night, smoking spliffs and drinking cans of beer, waiting on 2 chips for what seemed like 45 mins. These 2 kids, no older...
    TheCoolestCat TheCoolestCat 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I am usually the random one of the family, when I speak I prepare myself for the classic eye roll, followed by the little group sigh, and finally someone gets the nerve to speak up...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So much so that sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with random thoughts and I can't get back to sleep. My mind is working on overdrive. Last night I was reading about...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So nobody quite knows the depth of my random, unusual strange weirdness besides of course my mother and sister. However, there are those who get the occasional window into my...
    TheCasualChick TheCasualChick 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You know what really grinds my gears? When people act like they're better than someone else. Every time someone acts like they're above me, I wish I could just pop their little...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been randomly feeling depressed since I was in the third grade. At least that's the earliest that I can remember, and remember vividly. I locked myself in my room and put a...
    Jaivous Jaivous 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Its amazing how long I have gone through life with just an abstract notion of what my core values are. I was under the mistaken impression that "core values" necessarily meant...
    TicklElder TicklElder 41-45, M 18 hrs ago

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    As I'm deep in thought posting on EP, I hear a massive thud on the window in the man cave. Did ice or snow finally break loose? Did a small branch get tossed by the winter wind...
    Adogslife Adogslife 51-55, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I know this isn't really random but hey! I miss you... Wish you were here. *sigh*
    TheQuietExtrovert TheQuietExtrovert 18-21, F Feb 1

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    Sometimes you meet someone without even trying to and your heart opens up and you feel they are the best thing since sliced bread. For whatever reason, that person doesn't feel the...
    Eir89 Eir89 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I should post random texts that my phone's talk to text app has decided I said
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M Feb 2

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    In September of 2013 I became very mentally ill. I became so sick that I started to fear my husband and fear that I might hurt my children. I ran away from them and lived in...
    Lisaissmiling Lisaissmiling 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 2

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    I utterly despise it....... I don't mind someone that actually has an issue and just needs someone to talk to about something of importance, maybe needing advice, or help but the...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F Feb 3

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    Where is the "I have random boners" group?
    JourneyOfLife JourneyOfLife 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Still waiting on mine. Every time I go through a drive thru I order extra in hopes the person ahead of me is going to foot the bill. But alas I get to the window and have to tell...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 11 Responses Feb 4

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    Even when I space out, when I drown in my random thoughts, your face is no longer there. It is deleted, I cut it off, I have hidden it away from the scene. Now, there is just a...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Feb 4

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    I will always say things out of no where and throw people off. I can't help it lol always been that way. I make these weird noises sometime haha. Even though I'm horribly shy I...
    trulyspoken trulyspoken 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    So here's a random though... Why start chatting/messaging someone if your going to delete your account?? It's a bit frustrating and it makes me not want to chat with anyone else...
    Mystery08 Mystery08 22-25, F Feb 7