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Message Board > Miscellaneous > I walked a marathom this weekend!! ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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I walked a marathom this weekend!!
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Date: 5/6/13 8:25 AM

I did the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It was an amazing experience!! But I have been sleeping since about 5pm last night and I am somewhat scared whay what will happen when I try to get up out of bed..... XD

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Date: 5/6/13 8:33 AM



So awesome that you took part in it, I'm sure you're much stronger than you think! It was such a beautiful weekend for being outside.

If you're interested, I'm contemplating running a 10-miler in October and could use some company....

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Date: 5/6/13 9:01 AM

Yay! Good job!

When I was 11 years old (MANY years ago) I did a 20 mile March of Dimes Walk. My arches collapsed and I couldn't walk for several days afterwards. The doctor told my Mom that I should never, ever walk so far again because I have "weak", flat feet.

At 46 I ran my first 1/2 Marathon in 2:20 on those flat feet and never had any problem at all. Glad I ignored that doctor's "advice"

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Date: 5/6/13 9:55 AM

Good for you!

We are much older than you, do not do long walks like this, but when we have a strenuous day, we take a Tylenol break, which seem to be more and more frequent.... LOL.

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Date: 5/6/13 10:25 AM

Congratulations and Thank You!!

That is an incredible event.

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Date: 5/6/13 1:00 PM

I'm actually doing alright for the moment! Got out of bed and walking around, although bending down is taking quite a bit of effort. xD;;

Minggiddylooloo, running isn't QUITE my thing...but I'd be happy to walk with you if you want to do training walks! XDD

The weather WAS a perfect blessing though. I got a little burned on my thighs, but altogether it was balmy and breezy and not nearly as hot as May can be in DC!

Lisalu, congratulations on beating your doc's advice; what a great accomplishment!!

The oldest walker this weekend was 86....WOW! I heard a walker last year of 89 years raised the money, walked a 1/4 mile, and got picked up by the van. Even that is a great accomplishment! No matter how far you walked (the designated distance was 39.3 miles, a marathon and a half) the camaraderie and company here was incredible. I'm so proud that I was able to make it through all of it xD <3 Maybe I'm crazy, but I even signed up to do it again next year!!

Thank you everyone!!

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