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11 months out and just ran a 26.2 mile marathon - with before & after pics



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I see this is an older post but I just saw it--CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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yes jess9395 it is an older post but I did just run the 26.2 mile nyc marathon on nov. 1 which was 2 months ago. I try to run 3-4 times a week for exercise and schedule a few races a year to have a race to look forward to. thanks for the kind words and best of luck to you as well and I can see you too have done very well regarding your weight, so congrats to you too!

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Ooh the NYC marathon is on my bucket list! I did my first one last May and I think I prefer the half and trail runs...BUT I know I will do another full someday, if only to earn my "s" (you know, I do marathonS instead of marathon).

Did you get into NYC via the lottery? Or run for a charity? How was it?!?!?

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jess9395, congrats on running a marathon! ive only run 2 full marathons and that's probably going to be it for me. it takes too much to train and prepare for that distance and I think ill just be sticking to half marathons from this point forward. being that im from nyc I wanted to run the nyc marathon once to just run my hometown race. it was an incredible experience as there was so many people cheering us all on and I don't think any other race ever can compare to that one. I didn't get in through the lottery so I ran for charity, the jimmy v foundation for cancer research. if you do ever decide to run another marathon definitely try and make it the nyc one! and again I say great job on your weight loss, you look awesome!

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jess9395, congrats on running a marathon! ive only run 2 full marathons and that's probably going to be it for me. it takes too much to train and prepare for that distance and I think ill just be sticking to half marathons from this point forward. being that im from nyc I wanted to run the nyc marathon once to just run my hometown race. it was an incredible experience as there was so many people cheering us all on and I don't think any other race ever can compare to that one. I didn't get in through the lottery so I ran for charity, the jimmy v foundation for cancer research. if you do ever decide to run another marathon definitely try and make it the nyc one! and again I say great job on your weight loss, you look awesome!

Thank you!

I spent six months in Ny on a job once and would love to return and can't think of a better way to do it! But I'm with you on the training and such...will probably mostly stick to half marathons!

Best to you!

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I'm happy this thread got resurrected because now I get to see it. I feel so inspired! Running a marathon is on my bucket list as well. Thanks for sharing your story! I'm only 3 weeks out now but looking forward to years of better health and fun.

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That's so awesome! A marathon is HUGE and isn't an easy thing to complete! Also thank you for the advise, you are absolutely correct! It's a tool but our choice t make the right decisions moving forward. Congrats on your success!

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hi everyone! its been awhile since ive posted. im actually going to be running the boston marathon in a few months and im so excited about this! ill be doing it again for charity, the jimmy v foundation for cancer research. ive committed to raising $6000 to fight this terrible illness and If anyone here has been affected in some way by cancer and you would like to donate to the jimmy v foundation for cancer research and support my run as well as a worthy cause, feel free to click the link that follows this post. your donation is 100% tax deductible. thank you and look for another post from me in the forums with my 4.5 year update (for the last 2 years or so ive steadily stayed in the mid 190's and that's where I am today). thank you and everyone have a great day! http://jimmyv.convio.net/site/TR/Endurance/General?px=1409952&pg=personal&fr_id=1370

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