Just two years ago, running down the stairs would have left me winded. That was when I decided it was time to make some big changes in my life. I started with changing my diet, a change that would ultimately lead to losing 50 pounds. I also decided, after 34 years of being mostly sedentary, I decided I wanted to take up the challenge of becoming a runner. To those who had known me for years, the idea of me running was more of a fantasy than reality. Then I finished my first 5K and was willing to call myself a runner. Still, something as far as a half marathon was something I didn't think these legs could handle. Then, the Boston marathon bombing occurred and I committed to running in my first half marathon - the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. Once I reached the 12 mile point, I started to choke up, as I realized that someone who used to joke that if you saw me running, you should probably start running too, was now about to finish a half marathon. I'm not sure a full marathon is in the cards for me, but if it ever is, I hope it will be on those streets in Boston.
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