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First Time's a Charm

Posted by Coach Jenny Hadfield on Oct 29, 2007 10:25:00 AM

It was a beautiful weekend in Chicago. The weather was finally cool and crisp and perfect for a long run. We  just launched our Winter Warriors half marathon training program with a record sell out crowd and it is nice to be back on the trail this time of year. The path is peaceful, the weather is perfect and there are hundreds of new runners all training for their first half marathon. There is nothing like your first...


I remember my first race.  I coudn't believe I finished 3.1 miles.  I remember my first half marathon.  I couldn't believe I ran 13.1 miles.  And I won't ever forget my first marathon.  I couldn't believe I finished a marathon with a smile on my face and in 20 degree weather.



The magic of slowly unveiling the runner inside is the ability to believe.  "Couldn't" soon became "could" and my life changed with every finish.  Every time I launch a new training program I see the dreams in the eyes of all the new runners.  Then I get to watch them progress from couldn't to could and cross that finish line.  It's simply the best job in the world.  





If you are considering running a race, register.  If you think you can't, you can.  The hard part is starting.  The easy part is running.  Give it a shot.  The next finish line could change your life.





Happy Trails,





Coach Jenny Hadfield










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