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Member Since:

Feb 25, 2013



Goal Type:

Half Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

I'm just a beginning runner now.  Had a great PE instructor long ago, in the foggy mist of junior high--that year my mile time went down from over 15 minutes to around 6.  But that was long ago.

Today, while I've been exercising regularly and controlling my eating for the past couple of years (and have lost around half of the fat I want to get rid of), I just started running again about two weeks ago.

My course is about 3.8 km long (courtesy of Google Maps), and I run in it about half an hour. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

My present goal is to build up to running a complete half marathon (not necessarily as part of an organized race) by 14 Feb. '14.  If I can do it earlier than that, great.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I don't really have long-term running goals right now.  I want to be fit and healthy for many years, and that's really why I'm running.  Will I get involved in real competition in the future?  Well, maybe, but it's not part of my plan right now.


I'm married, have four wonderful kids, live in Israel.  Do you live here, too, or are you planning to visit?  I'd love to meet you!

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I ran what the site tells me is 2.51 miles in 32 minutes tonight.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From lauraisfast on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:13:11 from

Good job! That's actually pretty good.

From Jat on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:33:40 from

Thanks, Laura. For me, as a beginner, it is pretty good. In due time, of course, I hope to go for longer times at a better pace. But certainly, thanks for the encouragement.

From lauraisfast on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:39:00 from

Any a new Runner too...well am trying to get back to it. I used to run track and field at school.

From Jat on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:47:53 from

Yeah, me too. I ran in 7th grade, when I had a great PE instructor, and improved my general fitness and my speed tremendously. Went away from it for many many years--now trying to get back to it.

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