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HI Everyone!

Posted Sep 07 2008 2:03am

Hi All.
I have been lurking here for a while and am now an official Marathon Mommy :) (how cool is this site!) I wanted to introduce myself :)

I am a homeschooling, art teaching mom with 3 kids AND will be 40 in 20 days! the big 4-0! Two years ago I made a decision to be "Fantastically Fit by 40" and started a workout blog. You can see my story and a transformation video on my blog:) So I wont go into all those details here :)

I took up running (distance as apposed to sprint training) a few months back. Completing a 1/2 marathon on July 4th (running it alone with my nikeplus). I decided shortly after that I would train for a FULL marathon as a way to celebrate my 40th birthday AND my working so hard to become fit.
I will be running the San Antonio Rock and Roll on Nov 16th! I am nervous, excited, and .. well.. NERVOUS! but know it will be fun. My training is going good, having my ups and downs.. but hanging in there :) I need input on nutrition while training, and all the "ins and outs" of race day (will they have enough porta potties?, should i wear a "running belt" for my snacks? How early should I get there? How will i sleep the night before? I could go on and on :)

Thanks to everyone who posts here... you all inspire me to get up and get a run in on those mornings i dont feel like it :)

Blessed Running :)
Ruthie :)
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