Arctic Blast

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I would just like everyone to know that it is 37 degrees at 11:00am today.  In Houston.  This is unacceptable.   As I embark upon my last long run before the marathon, I was really hoping for more of an inspiring sunny, no breeze, 65 degree day.  Thank you, Canada, for the perfectly timed cold front.  What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

Meyer Park

“A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.”

~ Jack Dempsey

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious. “

~ Vince Lombardi

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision. “

~ Muhammad Ali

Ducks enjoying the new water from the rain

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About virginmarathoner

I'm 32, about to be 33, and realizing that I only have one life to live. This gradual but recent epiphany has inspired me make choices to face the things that I thought I could never do, but secretly desired to accomplish. The first of these was to train for my first half marathon, terrified that I would never be able to run past 7 miles (my longest run prior to beginning training). The first day I ran 8 miles, I cried the entire last mile...with a smile on my face. I'm sure it was a curious sight for any one of the hundreds of soccer moms and little toddlers crowding and blocking my path that morning at the park. Each time I ran a new distance, I felt empowered and proud of my determination and dedication. The day of the half marathon I knew I was addicted. Running gave me clarity, discipline and a renewed passion for living. Now I am about to embark on a new adventure, running my first marathon, and hope that others will be able to relate to my adventures, struggles and mishaps along the way. Afterall, we've only got one life to live, so we better get on it.

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