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  1. CruiseBoundnKY

    CruiseBoundnKY DIS Veteran

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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.
     
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  3. momof2minnies

    momof2minnies DIS Veteran

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    This is fantastic-wow how cool!!!!!! If this isn't motivation I don't know what is. Keep us posted.

    Linda
     
  4. afnaechiquita

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    Congratulations on your progress and your selection!! You must be so excited!
     
  5. lmhall2000

    lmhall2000 May the road rise to meet you....May God hold you

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    Now THAT is some major motivation!! YAHOO!!!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  6. CruiseBoundnKY

    CruiseBoundnKY DIS Veteran

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    I definitely will keep u up to date. :)


    Karen
     
  7. runsandjumps

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    Congratulations. Remember we will be cheering you on!
     
  8. 2TxAgs

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    Yay, yay, yay, yay!!!!!

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

    :yay::yay:
     
  9. momrek06

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    WOW. AWESOME. FABULOUS.

    Good luck and congrats on this wonderful opportunity!!!! :thumbsup2
     
  10. jillbur

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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 :))
     
  11. Elleshoodat

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    What an amazing opportunity. Congratulations and good luck!
     
  12. Allison

    Allison DIS Veteran

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    How cool.
     
  13. lisajl

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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.
     
  14. ohMom

    ohMom Kids Get Arthritis Too! Moderator

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    :rockband: THAT ROCKS!!
     
  15. i*heart*minniemouse

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    Congrats and good luck :yay::yay::yay:

    Barb
     
  16. Terapin

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    That is terrific! Way to go!
     
  17. CruiseBoundnKY

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    I met her (2nd time) today. I received a Live Big pink towel and my VIP pass.

    I will be able to start the race with her on Sunday.

    I had a great time at the expo. Now comes the hard part. 13.1 fun filled miles that I will be so glad that I did. :)

    Karen
     
  18. Rose&Mike

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    Have a great time! :)
     
  19. keahgirl8

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    Wow, that's amazing! I love her! Have a great time and be sure to tell us all about it!
     
  20. SuperHappyFunTimes

    SuperHappyFunTimes RunDisney Races coming up: Wine & Dine, Glass Slip

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    What an amazing opportunity! I hope you have a great race!! :cool1:
     
  21. ohMom

    ohMom Kids Get Arthritis Too! Moderator

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    this was today??!!! how did it go!! pictures!
     

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