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11/9/2008 - First Half Marathon - OBX Marathon

Nov 09, 2008

I walked my first half marathon today!  13.1 miles in 3 hours and 49 minutes.  I was not the last finisher,  by a long shot!!  The Outer Banks of North Carolina is gorgeous.  We have a beachouse there in Duck NC.

  I was reluctant as to whether or not I could actually walk the half marathon 5 weeks post op - but I did it!  When I was literally yards from the finish line, I got a rush of anxiety and emotion and snapped back to my focus of finishing.  

I also walked in honor of our first grandchild - Gwyneth - who we lost to SIDS in February of this year.  Guess what?  After crossing the finish line and meeting up with DH, my son and my girlfriend, a butterfly came out of nowhere. ( Now we all associate Gwyneth and butterflies)  Well the butterfly wouldn't stop flying around us!  Then it flew up and landed on my head!!  I just know that was Gwyneth wanting to get in the family picture, and to congratulate me and let me know that she was with me every step of the way.  Which by the way, my son told me it was over 69,000 steps to the finish line today.

I can't wait to see after a year post op how I can improve on my time at next years OBX marathon!!

I am also planning on doing a 8K in Virginia Beach in March 2009.  

This is my new motivator!!!  

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11/9/2008 - First Half Marathon - OBX Marathon