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Motivational Monday – The Historic Half – What I Learned About Me

on May 18, 2015

Quick Motivational Monday and Historic Half recap in words and pictures:


Things learned from a truly hot and hilly half marathon.

  • Hills are tough, I am tougher
  • I need more hill training in my life
  • Take Gatorade at the water stops on a really hot day, even if you hate it, you need it (done)
  • You can accomplish much more than you think.  Less doubting..more doing
  • Challenges are good and make you a better person & runner
  • HRT (heart rate training) truly does improve your endurance
  • I finished and it wasn’t about my time it was about my effort
  • When conditions aren’t ideal, run smart
  • Marines are good motivators
  • Bring on the next one!



God is good, life is good  🙂


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Not the first or last but, the biggest hill of the half


Making our way up Hospital Hill












On course entertainment – downtown Fredericksburg


2 Responses to “Motivational Monday – The Historic Half – What I Learned About Me”

  1. Congrats Darlene. I hate orange Gatorade but it is served at the race in my town. I drank it for the half and the full marathon and nearly gagged but knew I was doing the right thing. Love all your race pics and running with marines is amazing.

  2. Theresa says:

    Perfect! Love this post… 😉

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