Sunday, October 16, 2011

13.1

This is not a flattering photo but I am thrilled to tell you all I ran my first half marathon today!! This was before I ran so at least I'm not all sweaty.
I usually keep this quilt related (I went to my favorite quilt show the day before the run and I'll be showing you photos of that show this week) but today I want to tell you that you can accomplish so much more than you think you can.
I NEVER thought I'd be doing this. I NEVER entertained a thought of running 13.1 miles until this summer. I'm here to tell you that you, and only you, make things happen!

This person is no where to be found!


Now go reach for your dreams!!

53 comments:

  1. Wow! Congrats! :) Thanks for the inspiration.
    xo
    Kelli

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  2. You are amazing and such an inspiration to me! You go girl!!

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  3. congrats and thank you for the motivation... I need it.

    cheers
    Christine

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  4. Woohooo!!!
    Congratulations Lori!!!

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  5. Wow!! Thats great, husband use to run those and I can remember how hard he worked getting ready for it and when he came across the finish line I had tears in my eyes I was so very proud! Congratulations to you!!

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  6. Wow! One of my sisters run 1/2 marathons-that is a lot of dedication to training gearing up for one of those! Congratulations. Feels great doesn't it!

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  7. Too TRue! What an amazing achievement. I hope you feel as fantastic as you look!

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  8. That's outstanding!! I can't imagine running 13 miles - my dreams tend to be more quilty in nature :0)

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  9. Yeah! Congrats...several of my girlfriends ran this as well! I wanted to get down to Aurora today but didn't...hope to make it next weekend...was it good?

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  10. Congratulations, that is a big accomplishment, you should be very proud of yourself. I have never been a runner, but I can hike for miles.

    Debbie

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  11. Way to go, Lori.
    Congrats on getting to the point that you enter half-marathons.
    We used to be runners/joggers and know the challenge it is.
    again, congrats ! ! ! !
    hugs
    Gerry

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  12. Yeah!!! You rock!! Good for you!! What an inspiration!
    P

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  13. Awesome accomplishment - applause, applause, applause!!!

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  14. Holy cow, Lori! I would never have guessed that was you! Maybe your MUCH older and thicker sister! But not you!

    Congrats on the 13.1! YOU ROCK!

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  15. Wowie zowie! That is totally inspiring!

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  16. I have always loved and admired your quilts. Now I have a new admiration for your determination and inner strength. Thank you for being an inspiration.

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  17. Hey Lori - way to go girl! I have friends that run and once they started there was no looking back ! You look tremendous! Well done, really well done!

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  18. Well done Lori - Hope you feel today as good as you look - no post-run aches and pains I mean!

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  19. Fantastic Lori! What an accomplishment!

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  20. congrats, I am so proud of you.
    Its so great to see a before and after picture...
    continue to inspire me in many ways I thank you for that.
    kathie

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  21. Congratulations Lori, you are an inspiration indeed. I'm much like you, not the person I used to be, I now run 3 miles every AM, I'm 57 years young....your accomplishment is great.
    Wendy

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  22. I am working on it... I know you are right and I am on my way ;-). Tell you a little more on my blog in a while..

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  23. That's wonderful! I know you feel a great sense of accomplishment.

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  24. What a fantastic achievement, congratulations. Clapping and cheering you.

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  25. Congratulations Lori!

    I know how much this run means to you and you did it!

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  26. Woo Hoo! Great job!
    Is that a running skirt or are you just wearing lots of clothes? It looks cold.

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  27. Awesome!!! Way to go.
    I have been thinking about trying to run again. So far still thinking. LOL

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  28. You are such an inspiration - way to go! I also hope to run (even just 5k) and I keep telling myself that it is all up to me but somehow I keep injuring myself. I am just getting over a foot injury that I have had for almost 1.5 months. I plan on starting my walking programme again next week. I hope I stay injury free!!

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  29. Lori!! I am thrilled for you! And you look so much happier and younger in the new and improved Lori the 1/2 marathon runner! Woot!! xoxo Pam

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  30. LOVE the running outfit!!! Congrats again!!! You are a true inspiration!!!

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  31. Congratulations! That's a huge accomplishment. What a difference in your pictures!

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  32. What an accomplishment; very inspiring, Lori!

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  33. Congratulations Lori. What an achievement. Hope you aren't feeling the effects today.

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  34. Hooray for you! What an impressive run...with winter months looming, I definitely need to find inspiration so I will just visit your blog! :o)

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  35. Congrats to you Lori! You look great. I'm impressed!
    My daughter started running half marathons 4 years ago. In school she had foot trouble and couldn't even run a mile. Now she is shooting for a marathon. Is that in your future?

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  36. Congratulations on a major accomplishment!! You go girl!

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  37. Congratulations - that's a huge accomplishment! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Outstanding! way to go...what made you start running? What motivates you? You go girl!

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  39. Congratulations on a wonderful effort!!! It is quite a milestone to achieve!!!!

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  40. Congrats. You are so inspiring. I can't run but I do try to walk at least a mile a day. Hugs

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  41. You go girl!!! Congrats on running the 1/2. Now on to a full??

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  42. Hip Hip Hooray for you girl!!!

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  43. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! You really are a great example of what you can do when you put your mind to it.

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  44. Congratulations, Lori!!! You are amazing and you look amazing!!!!

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