It's Official - I have registered for my FIRST MARATHON!

It has been a long time coming with multiple injuries to sideline me, but it is now finally official - I have chosen, and registered for my first marathon!

The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on November 14th 2009, will be my first official marathon.  I am very excited as this has been a very long time coming.  I ran my first Half Marathon back in February of 2008 and was planning my first Marathon later that year.  That was before my trip-up and broken collarbone that took me out of the running scene for 8 months.

I also registered for my next half marathon in the process.  The ING Marathon is starting a new Half Marathon series called 13.1 Marathon and the first time it will be in Atlanta is October 4th 2009.

I will be looking into training schedules soon, but I know I am well on my way to being ready.  I just need to make sure I stay focused and injury free.

15 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to following your training :) Best of Luck!

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  2. Good luck on your training. Your hard work will pay off.

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  3. You won't regret it! I just did my first one yesterday and it is a fantastic experience.

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  4. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! And congrats on signing up for your first marathon - like you I am also training for my first and look forward to the journey. I'll try and follow along and cheer you on throughout the summer!

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  5. great job taking that step and registering...now you are committed and you have a goal to work towards!

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  6. Can't wait to follow along your journey! --Alex

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  7. HOW EXCITING Tim! Glad you are over your injury and you are taking the "next step", good luck with your training. I can hardly wait to hear all about it!

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  8. Thank you all for stopping by and the well wishes. Still thinking a lot about it and am excited to get training!

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  9. excellent! you're going to love training for it, running it, and finsihing it !!

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  10. Good luck!! There's nothing quite like your first full marathon experience :)

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  11. hey.k with your training...I will follow you as I am training for my first marathon in November also!!(Auckland Nz Nov the first..)...

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  12. That's fantastic news. The first marathon is one of the hardest yet satisfying jourenys you can take. I look forward to following you on you trip. Kevin

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  13. Thanks all :)

    And good luck with your training Cath!

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  14. How awesome! Good luck with your training and the marathon!

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