Walking my first half-marathon

@sunnflr (2767)
United States
May 6, 2009 5:53pm CST
I started training recently for my very first half marathon. I will be doing the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham next year. My husband and a friend are going to do it with me. I needed some goal besides weight loss because that happens so slowly for me. I know it's a long training time, but with my health problems, that's necessary. I'm excited about the walk! Anybody else training for a half marathon?
3 responses
• United States
7 May 09
I have never done that before, but I think it is great that you are going to do a half marathon... what a goal you have set for yourself and I am sure that the cause that you will be walking for will motivate you as well!!! congratulations on it and let us know how it goes!!
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
7 May 09
Thank you, and I will be sure to update after the walk. I'm sure I'll do updates as I go along also. It's definitely going to be a journey.
@baileycows (3668)
• United States
6 May 09
This is great. What a great accomplishment. I have been wanting to get into marathons. I just had a friend that did the Country Music Marathon in Nashville. It looks like alot of fun.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
6 May 09
That was actually the race we considered first. Then I talked to a woman who is the leader of a running group that said the Nashville walk had alot of hills. She said it took a week for her knees to get back to normal, and she runs all the time! I have arthritis in both knees and torn cartilage in one knee, so figured I better not do a race a seasoned runner had trouble with...lol.
• United States
7 May 09
No, I'm doing P90X right now, that's enough for me. Good luck breeze.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
7 May 09
What is P90X? Thanks for the good luck. I'm sure I'll need it!
• United States
7 May 09
Its an exercise program that's intense!
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
26 May 09
I'll have to check the P90X system out and see what it's all about.