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Here we go ...

I have agreed to run in the International Lincoln Presidential Half-Marathon.  That's a half-marathon ... 13.1 miles.  

For those of you out there who have performed the epic feat in the past, congrats to you.  I envy you.  

Me, I have not.  Actually, I hate running!  I don't think I've ever ran long distances.  Even when I played football all throughout my adolescence, I hated running.

But, I plan on doing this.  Why?  For me.  

Penny picture from http://keeprunningkatie.blogspot.com/2012/10/lincoln-presidential-half-marathon.html
Penny picture from keeprunningkatie.blogspot.com

In 2013, I'm going to be 30.  I want to be in better shape at the age of 30 than I was when I was 18.  Why?  For quality of life!

Actually, we all know it's because I want that coveted Lincoln Penny Medal! 

But really, I want a better quality of life!  We only get one round on this earth.  Why not take it by the horns and embrace the things that this body is capable of doing?  If we really put our mind to it, we can change things.  But, it starts with us!  

This won't be easy.  I know that.  I don't want it to be easy.  Why?  Because I know the easy way doesn't produce results.

I hope you'll join me in this journey!  You can get more details here.  Also, check out some video from when my friend Josie ran the half-marathon last year.  

The 13.1 mile half-marathon is April 6th.  Between now and then, I'm going to train into a running machine!  There's gonna be a lot of baby steps along the way, and I'm going to learn more about my body than I probably wanted to know, but the goal is to finish the race.

Any and all tips and tricks and resources you'd like to share, please do! 

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