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Subject: Speaking of challenges....
Date Posted: 10/15/2013 6:15 PM ET
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I have been a bit remiss in my attention to the HF forum this year (in spite of my wonderful meet-up with Deb in May!) I've gotten stuck in two door-stoppers that slowed me down, plus I am training for my first half-marathon (who's crazy idea was that?!?!) so that has eaten up a lot of my free time.  This is about the time I usually start putting something together for the annual challenge, but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for someone else to take it over this year.  It is time to pass the torch!  Any takers??

Date Posted: 10/15/2013 11:42 PM ET
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Nope -- not offering to take over the challenges but am very impressed that you're training for a half-marathon. Good for you!!

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 9:34 AM ET
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<raises hand very timidly...>

 

Would anyone mind if I tried a hand at the challenge this year?  

 

CR

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 9:38 AM ET
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Carolyn, are you kidding?  Personally, I think that would be awesome! 

And, congrats, Christa, on your half marathon ambitions.  Feeling inspired to get up off the chair here!

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 9:45 AM ET
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@ Carolyn - you GO Girl! Thank you so much for offering and I'm sure you will do a super job!!yes

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 9:46 AM ET
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Yay, Carolyn!!!  It's all your's!  Let me know if you need anything from me.

It has always been my dream to run the Disney marathon before I turn 50.  There is no way my hips and knees would hold up for that, and I don't have the time to train for something that long.  But a half-marathon....13.1 miles....is do-able. The farthest I've run so far is 6.2, but I'm adding some every week. And this is my last chance to do it before I turn 50.  So hopefully, on January 11, I'll be greeted by Donald Duck at the finish line of the Walt Disney World Half Marathon!

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 10:05 AM ET
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blush

Thank you, gals!  I'm already thinking about topics.  Feel free to offer any suggestions!

CR

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 10:22 AM ET
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Good for you Christa! With your determination, I'm sure you will accomplish your goal - and THEN some....

Date Posted: 10/16/2013 10:41 AM ET
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Oh Christa that's wonderful!

Carolyn:  Thank you for taking on the "challenge"!



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Date Posted: 10/16/2013 10:54 PM ET
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Thanks, Carolyn for taking over the challenge!

And Christa, good luck with the training!!  I just ran my first 1/2 mary four days ago.  I still have some tiny hopes of running a marathon some day, but I don't know.  In the meantime, I will probably run a few 1/2s every year, because I like that distance.

Date Posted: 10/17/2013 7:48 AM ET
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Go, Carolyn! Thanks for taking it on. yes