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I finished my first half marathon yesterday! Finished in 2:12. Had two packages of Stingers chews, Water, and nuun for hydration. I'm glad it's over as my hips and right knee are mad at me today! It was a beautiful day, and I was able to run with my wife, so it couldn't have gone better
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I would love to get into half marathons and 5ks. Looking for all kinds of charities my favorite breast cancer: all cancers diabetes etc. Thank you for sharing.

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Autism Society usually has an Autism Walk. Another good one is one for Adult Congentinal Heart Disease,My son apparently. had cardiac problems along with dying. of an Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, he looked so healthy nobody checked into it, as His parents my Last Husband and I had no clue! If he had any pre- symptoms we weren't aware and if he had felt them, it had been life- long and he didn't know of any other way to feel. Diabetes, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, there are oodles of diseases who sponsor Mini, Half and Full,Marathons, should be,one for Bariatrics, I think. Of course since everyone's recovery is individual, maybe nobody would walk, March or run? Just a suggestion!🚶&🏃

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Autism Society usually has an Autism Walk. Another good one is one for Adult Congentinal Heart Disease,My son apparently. had cardiac problems along with dying. of an Ascending Aortic Aneurysm, he looked so healthy nobody checked into it, as His parents my Last Husband and I had no clue! If he had any pre- symptoms we weren't aware and if he had felt them, it had been life- long and he didn't know of any other way to feel. Diabetes, MS, Muscular Dystrophy, there are oodles of diseases who sponsor Mini, Half and Full,Marathons, should be,one for Bariatrics, I think. Of course since everyone's recovery is individual, maybe nobody would walk, March or run? Just a suggestion![emoji124]&[emoji125]
Yes I m sorry for your pain. Thank you for your support and help.

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Oh I am so happy I found this thread! Part of the reason I had WLS is because I couldn’t lose on my own any longer but I am a die hard runner and want to race and be competitive! I have been a runner since my teenage years. Am starting back to running again after my surgery - just released to full activity on the 15th. Have been really wondering how I would hydrate and have enough energy to race, but great suggestions so far! Love finding other runners here. I’m so looking forward to feeling like I fit in with runners!

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On 3/18/2019 at 2:10 PM, MG1776 said:

I finished my first half marathon yesterday! Finished in 2:12. Had two packages of Stingers chews, Water, and nuun for hydration. I'm glad it's over as my hips and right knee are mad at me today! It was a beautiful day, and I was able to run with my wife, so it couldn't have gone better

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Way to go!

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Entering week 5 of couch25k and it’s been going okay. I used to be in the military and ran all the time. After getting out, I refused to do any type of fitness and the pounds packed on. It’s been such a humbling process getting the weight off and getting used to running again. Anyone have any tips of getting their breathing under control while running? I try to focus on the in through the nose/ out through the mouth but I just feel like I’m suffocating.

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Entering week 5 of couch25k and it’s been going okay. I used to be in the military and ran all the time. After getting out, I refused to do any type of fitness and the pounds packed on. It’s been such a humbling process getting the weight off and getting used to running again. Anyone have any tips of getting their breathing under control while running? I try to focus on the in through the nose/ out through the mouth but I just feel like I’m suffocating.
I'm kind of a mouth breather ..lol It's a work in progress. Some say if you are running and can still talk your not exerting your breathing. I mouth the music on my playlist. (I spare people from hearing me sing) have a friend that sucks on cough drops. It helps him. It takes practice. I'm still not great with it.

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