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I am new...be kind

Posted by katrinwolfe on Nov 10, 2010 10:37:40 AM

I am new to the world of running.  I have run in the past but nothing special.  I was also running for a team.  I was told to run so I did.  Now I am running because I want to.  I complete my first half marathon in October and now I am going for a full marathon.

 

I started running for vanity sake.  I like to exercise to maintain a health body and to keep my weight in check.  I did my first half-marathon because I got a free registration.  I soon realized that this running thing is kind of fun. 

 

I am a golfer.  I will first and forth most call myself a golfer.  However, I am miss competing in golf like I did in college and amateur days.  I still compete and play all the time but I miss that rush of the competition. I only play in one or two events a year so I needed something more.  For the first time in the half marathon, I felt the adrenaline of a competition.  I had something to train for.  Exercise and training became one.  Plus the running and training helped my golf game.  I find something new.

 

I am running in my first marathon this spring.  I will be running the Pittsburgh Marathon.  Very excited and nervous.  I am also going to run for a cause.  I am going to raise money for Girls on the Run.  "Girls on the Run is an experiential afterschool program that encourages young girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles" (Girls on the Run).  I needed some motivation and I found it.  The program is for girls 3rd through 8th grade.  With the rise of obesity and sedentary behaviors it is great to have a program that works to help girls have a healthier lifestyle physically, mentally, and socially.

 

Here I go.  

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