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Marathon Training & Weight Loss Goals

Posted Oct 17 2009 10:00pm

I’ve been neglecting this blog lately, but for a very good reason.

For the past several weeks, I have been training to walk a full marathon in my favorite place on earth, Walt Disney World. I’m also working to raise $3,700.00 to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I am walking in memory of my late friend Cliff Gorman, who died from leukemia in 2002.

Last weekend, I walked 4 miles in just under 1 hour – that’s less than a 15-minute mile! I’ve also been learning about the importance of strength training, and have survived a 45-minute boot camp workout last week in Central Park!

The marathon is giving me a very concrete goal to work towards, in terms of increasing my activity. It’s also a very measurable goal. Not only am I keeping track of my miles walked each day now, I’m also tracking how long it takes to walk them, and the difference in my walking speed from when I first started training. I’m finding that I’m looking forward to the challenge of walking more miles at each Saturday training session. This weekend we’re supposed to do 6-7 miles, but I will not be in Central Park this morning. Instead, my plan is to walk in this year’s Making Strides walk tomorrow morning. That will take care of my mileage for the weekend, unless I get rained out.

From now through the end of October, I will be holding an online Tastefully Simple party, and the consultant has generously offered to donate 20% of the total sales to Team in Training on my behalf. If you would like to help by purchasing delicious food and holiday gifts, please e-mail me with “Tastefully Simple – TNT” in the subject, and I will send you a link so that Team in Training gets credited for the sale.

Please visit my Team in Training Page at
http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/wdw10/cmartzinek for updates, info and to make a donation in support of my efforts.

To keep up to date on my training progress and adventures along the way, you can visit the Crawl, Carol, CRAWL!!! blog at
http://crawlcarolcrawl.blogspot.com

There’s also the Crawl, Carol, CRAWL!!! store at
http://www.cafepress.com/crawlcarolcrawl

Anything you can do to help me get the word out, and raise needed funds in this challenge will be greatly appreciated! If you have a facebook page or web site, and can place a link to my Team in Training page on it, it would help so much!Thanks!

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