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Old 04-19-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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Omg!!!!

I will try my best to condense my long story.

August 2012 - I started my journey with a 2K
To date I'm down 41 pounds!!!

I have competed in many 5Ks and ran a 7 miler in March.

I was registered to run my first half in September (still am, but it won't be the first).

When I started my journey i kept saying I wanted to do the Princess in 2013. But I was told by everyone that it was too soon.

Divine intervention happened and just a few weeks before the race, my dh was getting sent to Orlando for the same weekend as the Princess. So I signed up for the 5k portion.

We arrived and went to the expo. I was standing at a booth when dh nudged me and said hey look...it's HER!!! We have always watched Biggest Loser (usually while eating cookies) and he knew who her was. Lol

I quickly followed her and her cameraman to the booth where she would speak. I watched people take pics of her then finally I heard her story. It was so much like mine. I was standing there in tears.

Later that day we walked past her booth. Dh says, you just got to meet her. So I stood in line nervous as could be, worrying what I would say. But when my turn finally came I knew what I would say. I turned my back to dh so he couldn't see the tears in my eyes as I was talking.

I told Ali Vincent that day that I would be back in 2014 to run the half and we giggled as dh took our picture because I told her I was going to spend an insane amount of his money when I did.

Fast forward to last week. Dh gets a bad sinus infection and is snoring like a mule. I pop on Facebook at 4am. Ali had just posted that she was going to run the Diva half in Myrtle Beach and take 5 people with her.

It was 4am and I was bored, so I typed out why I thought she should choose me. A week later I found out that.... SHE DID!!!!

I have stepped up my training to crunch some major miles before next weekend. I had less than 2 weeks to take my training from 7 miles to half marathon level.

I'm so excited and nervous. I received am email last night from Ali. This is just unbelievable.

Thanks for letting me share.
I will post a race report afterwards.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:25 AM   #2
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This is fantastic-wow how cool!!!!!! If this isn't motivation I don't know what is. Keep us posted.

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Old 04-19-2013, 06:30 AM   #3
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Congratulations on your progress and your selection!! You must be so excited!
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:32 AM   #4
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Now THAT is some major motivation!! YAHOO!!!!!
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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I definitely will keep u up to date.


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Old 04-19-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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Congratulations. Remember we will be cheering you on!
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:22 PM   #7
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Yay, yay, yay, yay!!!!!

Good for you - work hard, take care of yourself, and have a great time!

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:30 PM   #8
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WOW. AWESOME. FABULOUS.

Good luck and congrats on this wonderful opportunity!!!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:13 PM   #9
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Congrats! I hope you have an amazing time and I can't wait to see an update (hopefully with a pic or 2 )
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #10
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I will try my best to condense my long story.

August 2012 - I started my journey with a 2K
To date I'm down 41 pounds!!!

I have competed in many 5Ks and ran a 7 miler in March.

I was registered to run my first half in September (still am, but it won't be the first).

When I started my journey i kept saying I wanted to do the Princess in 2013. But I was told by everyone that it was too soon.

Divine intervention happened and just a few weeks before the race, my dh was getting sent to Orlando for the same weekend as the Princess. So I signed up for the 5k portion.

We arrived and went to the expo. I was standing at a booth when dh nudged me and said hey look...it's HER!!! We have always watched Biggest Loser (usually while eating cookies) and he knew who her was. Lol

I quickly followed her and her cameraman to the booth where she would speak. I watched people take pics of her then finally I heard her story. It was so much like mine. I was standing there in tears.

Later that day we walked past her booth. Dh says, you just got to meet her. So I stood in line nervous as could be, worrying what I would say. But when my turn finally came I knew what I would say. I turned my back to dh so he couldn't see the tears in my eyes as I was talking.

I told Ali Vincent that day that I would be back in 2014 to run the half and we giggled as dh took our picture because I told her I was going to spend an insane amount of his money when I did.

Fast forward to last week. Dh gets a bad sinus infection and is snoring like a mule. I pop on Facebook at 4am. Ali had just posted that she was going to run the Diva half in Myrtle Beach and take 5 people with her.

It was 4am and I was bored, so I typed out why I thought she should choose me. A week later I found out that.... SHE DID!!!!

I have stepped up my training to crunch some major miles before next weekend. I had less than 2 weeks to take my training from 7 miles to half marathon level.

I'm so excited and nervous. I received am email last night from Ali. This is just unbelievable.

Thanks for letting me share.
I will post a race report afterwards.
What an amazing opportunity. Congratulations and good luck!
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #11
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How cool.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #12
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Congratulations!! That is amazing!
Please tell me about the 5K at the Half-marathon.
My niece and her family will be running the half marathon and I will be running the 5K. I have never done it before.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:32 PM   #13
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #14
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:44 PM   #15
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That is terrific! Way to go!
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