My 1st Half Marathon Race Report - FINALLY!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hey check out my updated video blog. Posted 5/2/11
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    I love you girl! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing and inspiring story!!!! I am extremely happy to see that you didn't give up. You did AWEsome! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3327 days ago
    I am so proud of you I want to cry. You are inspiring me!!!
    3370 days ago
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    Great job dong it for you. I'm sorry to hear that there was no one of your inner circle to congratulate you at the finish. But I do believe that the spark family you have here, that knew you were off running your heart out, were there in spirit both with you on the course and cheering you on at the finish.

    Again Great job completing your firs half. emoticon
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    3380 days ago
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    This is awesome! Congrats to you!
    3380 days ago
    Great video blog April and congratulations. You are a winner!
    3386 days ago
    I am so proud of you for all you have accomplished. Thank you so much for sharing this story, April. Very inspiring to see what you have accomplished. :o) emoticon
    3387 days ago
    Wow! Super inspiring! You totally rocked it. I *love* the pics of you with your medal. Amazing. You earned that well deserved rest.

    Congrats! emoticon emoticon
    3387 days ago
    I loved, loved, loved watching your video blog!! To those who weren't able to view it-- I have a slower connection so it took a few mins to load-- it was a blank white page until loaded. Anyways, APRILBLESS you go girl!!! We both did our first half marathons! You kicked ass by running!! So proud of you! So...what's next? Oh and I know what you mean about doing it alone--what's important is that you DID it!! Next time, maybe a few FL SP will come out to support-- I'm in Cali otherwise you could definitely count on me! emoticon
    3387 days ago
    OMY I am so sorry no one was there for you but God, bc that made me cry!
    I would have come to FT LFLA to run with you, that was just an amazing video and inspiration.

    I loooove the metal and the way you put that all together, you have a huge talent.

    Sorry this is late but it was blocked at my work, and well worth the wait. Your desire to succeed was just fabulous to see and I am super proud of you like all these sparkies.

    This made my week!
    3387 days ago
    That is so cool! I can't believe you took all those pics along the way! Great presentation, and yes, thank goodness for Brightroom, because you were absolutely GLOWING at the finish line!
    3387 days ago
    I cant see the video I I feel the excitement of it all and the accomplishment in and of itself is nothing short of awesome! So excited for you!
    3387 days ago
    Well done, hot stuff. You are always rocking it!!

    3387 days ago
    Aww girl! First of all love that you have my boy Pitt on the background, that was just so MIAMI of you! haha! Secondly, girl I'm so proud of you...you kicked butt. That must be an amazing feeling, I'm hoping to do run a 5k first, it will be first time "running" one...let's see how that goes.

    Lastly, I must say that I got a little chocked up at the end when you stated about having no one there at the finish line. I know how that feels, and because of that I tip my hat to you because you still went through with it and did it for you. A lot of people wait around to do stuff until someone comes along with them, but you did it on your own. You rock! Keep it up chica!
    3387 days ago
    Congrats for completing your first half marathon! Love the video blog!!

    3388 days ago
    That is FANTASTIC--way to go!!! What an awesome accomplishment!
    3388 days ago
    Congrats! You know that we, your SparkFriends, were all there with you at the finish line in spirit!

    3388 days ago
    WOO HOO....CONGRATS April!!

    I KNOW that feeling of finishing 13.1! VERY empowering, right?!?!

    Congrats girl....keep pushin!!
    3388 days ago
    Congrats girl, quite the accomplishment!!
    3388 days ago
    Congrats Sis...thanks for sharing your special moment with us :-D
    3389 days ago
    It really was a lot of fun in the end... Hard work all throughout, but that day was great. Thanks for sharing in it all with me spark fam!
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    3389 days ago
    So LOVED it! It was like being there to cheer you on!

    And the turtle medal is almost as awesome as you completing the race!

    Can't wait til your next marathon...I know you can...again!!! emoticon
    3389 days ago
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    Congrats on your first Half!!
    3390 days ago
    AWESOME!! You did GREAT for your first HM! Love the video...may have to steal that idea for my post =D
    3390 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    Great job with the video! So VERY PROUD of you!!!
    Loved the music, too.
    Now proudly wear that bling, you earned it! emoticon
    3390 days ago
  • DYA177
    AMEN. I voice my opinion. It was definetly worth waiting for the video. IT WAS PERFECT!!!!!
    3390 days ago
    Now that was worth waiting for...excellent job and once again "congratulations" on finishing that race! Be sure to embed that turtle in some sort of trophy case---it is the first of many more to come! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I feel so motivated to start/finish next month's 5k now...you are a tremendous inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3390 days ago
    BWAH, I can't view vlogs at work! Looking forward to trying to see from home. CONGRATULATIONS!!! When is the next one?!
    3390 days ago
    Best video blog ever!
    We love the same music :)
    You did it for you and for all of us :)
    You are such a blessing :)
    3390 days ago
  • LUVNY199
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    3391 days ago
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    Congrats on this amazing accomplishment! You did GOOD!
    3391 days ago
    I am so motivated by you! You got on Spark and kicked the door in. You have a strong mind because you named all the reasons why someone wouldn't even think about a half-marathon let alone train for it and actually finish it. Big ups to you, girlie. You worked hard and it paid off. emoticon emoticon
    3391 days ago
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    Great job!!! Thankyou so much for putting this together. You did an excellent job and i'm so proud of you! Very inspiring

    This is defiantly worthy of a popular blog. So people please click "like"
    3391 days ago
  • LAG1212
    Girl, I am so proud of you. I know we are new friends but i sat there with tears of joy for you. You would have thought i ran with you. You keep on sparking. You are an inspiration to us all... emoticon emoticon
    3391 days ago
    Fantastic! Congratulations on your accomplishment! Very impressive indeed.

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    3391 days ago
    Thank you spark family so much! So many people had such a hand in being my support system. You guys are beautiful! BTW - The video music is "Bob Marley - Why Should I" (motto on my home page...) and "Pitbull Ft. Machel Montano - It's All Right".
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    3391 days ago
    Blocked at work, sent it to my home and will watch it there.
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    I knew you could do it Ms. Beautiful
    3391 days ago
    You ROCK! Congratulations! I have my very first 20K coming up in June and I'm seriously thinking about doing a half marathon in Oct. I love reading inspirational stories like yours!
    3391 days ago
    Great job April,so very happy for you!
    3391 days ago
    You go girl! nice to see you are still in the race emoticon My son loves B0b Marley.
    3391 days ago
    Outstanding!!! Of course, your strongest muscle is your brain and it gave you the heart to do a great job!! I am so proud of you and you did this for the most important person in your life - YOU! You look great coming across that finish line and I know it had to feel great.

    Go Girl!! Thanks for sharing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3391 days ago
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    Loved your video blog....I am hoping to run my first 1/2 next Feb. I am barely off the couch! Your report is a real encouragement to me! Thanks for posting!!!!!!!!!
    3391 days ago
    You go girl! Thanks for going to all the work for the blog: the video was a great idea! Great accomplishment! Blessings!
    3391 days ago
    What I great presentaion! I am so completely impressed! And the fact that you did it with no one there to cheer you on is the most impressive of all. What an example you have set for others!

    And I love your music!
    3391 days ago
  • KIMMAS82
    Congrats! I can't see the video (stupid computer) but I'm sure it was amazing!! Such a great accomplishment!
    3391 days ago
  • PURPLE180
    WOW! 13.1, you did an amazing job. I am so happy for you, what a major accomplishment. emoticon
    3391 days ago
    I totally love this blog!! Girl, we are all so proud of you & glad you chimed in. I want to get a race one day. Thats on my list of things to. . . . Look good Girlfriend!!

    God bless & take care!

    3391 days ago
    I can't thank my spark family enough. So many people had such a hand in being my support system. You guys are beautiful! BTW - The video music is - First: Bob Marley - Why Should I... (motto on my home page...) *Second: Pitbull Ft. (my man) Machel Montano - It's All Right.
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    3391 days ago
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    i needed to comment again because I forgot to click the "liked this". emoticon
    3391 days ago
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