A little more than a year after quitting smoking I ran my first marathon. It was a tough experience but crossing the end line was one of the most gratifying experiences of my life. Totally worth it! Totally recommend it!
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Good first week – no wine Mon thru Friday, green light over the weekend. That was the deal and I’m hoping I can continue with this plan again this week.
After 20 years of a pack and half a day, I quit smoking just over a year ago, something I feel really proud of. I have gained some weight, around 12 pounds, but I’m happy nonetheless.
So…in order to take full advantage of my “new” lungs and to lose some of the weight gained, I signed up to run a marathon a few months ago… The marathon is now only a couple of weeks away and tomorrow I will run my last “long” run prior to the marathon. Last week I ran 20 miles so I’m hoping I’ll be ready for the full 26.2 miles… Good luck to everyone else! I know preparing is not easy, well, it hasn’t been for me anyway..