Sunday, May 1, 2011

I pulled the trigger!

My heart is RACING right now!!
I finally did it, pulled the trigger, clicked the mouse... 
and registered for my first full Marathon!!

The course drew me in... 
4 cities, 2 states, 1 island, crossing over the Mississippi River 3 times
(Illinois and Iowa border)




The bling is sweet...



They support active MILITARY with a 50% discount. Score for my hubby to run too!

Most importantly, my whole family will be able to be there to cheer me on!


‎"Instead of focusing on all the things I can't control, 
I am enjoying the moments in front of me. 
The marathon is going to be an amazing journey
and I get the chance to write the ending. " 
- Shalane Flanagan 

27 comments:

  1. Wooo hoooo! May you have a blast both racing it and training for it :)

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  2. YAY Jess!!!!! That is so exciting, I can't wait to follow along your training and read the race recap. So exciting!

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  3. Congrats for signing up! That looks like such a neat course!

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  4. Awesome Jess! Too funny, I just posted on Facebook that I "pulled the trigger" and registered for my first marathon. Scrolled down the page and you had just posted the very same thing!

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  5. Congrats and good luck! I feel like the quad cities would be a pretty sweet course, what with having 4 cities.

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  6. Congrats! That looks like an awesome course. I can't wait to follow your training.

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  7. That course looks fantastic! Way to go on signing up! I know what you mean about the heart racing as you click the mouse. :)

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  8. Congratulations! I registered for my first marathon a week or so ago too! What a cool course as well, how fun!
    :)

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  9. Congratulations! That's amazing!

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  10. Congrats! That's awesome!!!

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  11. I know several people who have run this race and loved it. Congrats for pulling the trigger!

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  12. Ack! I know the feeling - scary and exciting! Sounds like a great first marathon with lots of varied scenery. YEAH! When is it? Are you going to use the FURMAN program?

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  13. Awesome! I am sure you will do great!

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  14. Looks like an amazing race! You're going to rock it!!

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  15. YAY!! Congarts!!! I can't wait to see how you like it!! :)

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  16. Woohoo! How exciting.. congratulations!

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  17. Whoot! There is nothing like clicking that button, is there? It will be awesome!!

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  18. Awesome! This is my hometown race! I will be there - probably doing the half, I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger! Maybe I can meet you though! So exciting!

    I love this race, by the way. I've done the relay twice. It's quite pretty.

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  19. Way to pull that trigger. Sounds like an exciting race.

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  20. I ran the QC half in 2010 and it was so flat. The only "hills" were running over a few bridges when you cross the Mississippi. The first half is much more interesting than the second, though.

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  21. Woohoo! Congratulations! Welcome to the club. And beware, they're addicting.

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  22. Looks like an awesome and scenic course. Can't wait to hear about your training and the race. Good luck!

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  23. Congratulations! What an awesome feeling, right?! You're going to do FABULOUS!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  24. I can totally see myself half running races just for the awesome bling! haha

    Congrats on pulling that trigger!!

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  25. wow what a cool race!! 2 states and 4 cities?! That's awesome!! Good luck!!

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