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The Soulful and Connected Marathon Runner


I feel a kinship or connection with endurance runners.  Granted, some – many, are faster than me but we all have the same thing in common…we run long distances.  Usually distances further than what most runners strive for. Only 1% of the population are training for a half or full marathon.

I love connecting with long distance runners.

Please like this post if you are training for a full or half marathon.  I want to know who you are and where you plan to run.  How many miles.

I’m training for the St. Louis Rock and Roll Marathon – October 21, 2012.

Blessings to all of you striving for more.


12 comments on “The Soulful and Connected Marathon Runner

  1. Trish says:

    There are a group of ladies running the Nashville Women’s Half this Saturday. We have been training together and are very excited about seeing God work through 13.1. I am also running Boston in April with Team Hoyt. Exciting training is about to begin. Good luck with your training and your full. Enjoy!

    1. Anne says:

      Trish – Wow! Wish I was able to run with you all in Nashville! Also, really cool being on Team Hoyt in Boston. Stay in touch and tell me about both runs afterwards. Good luck to you! Exciting!

  2. Amy says:

    I agree…I’ve found such a connection with endurance runners from across the country, and I’ve decided that runners are some of the most supportive people out there!

    I’m running the Chicago Marathon in a couple of weeks. Good luck with your last few weeks of training!

    1. Anne says:

      Amy –
      Good luck with Chicago! Stay in touch. Let me know how it goes.

  3. Good luck on your marathon! I’m shooting for the Pittsburgh Half in May.

    1. Anne says:

      Good luck to you in Pittsburgh! Let me know how it goes…Thanks for your comment. Stay in touch.

  4. onefish1 says:

    Hey there Anne, I am training for my first marathon (1st attempt 8 years ago) at age 35. I live in Salem, Oregon and I am signed up for the Seattle Marathon on Thanksgiving weekend. 26.2 is the plan!

    1. Anne says:

      Good luck to you brother! Be sure to stay in touch and let me know how you do. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. tristenblog says:

    Good luck on the 21st, can’t wait to hear about your experience in St. Louis!

    I am tapering my way into the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) marathon on October 7th! Glad to see I am not the only one inflicted with the “crazy” long running fascination.

    1. Anne says:

      Good luck to you too. Stay in touch and tell me how it goes. That fascination is a good crazy too. I’ll be thinking of you on the 7th.

  6. Hey Anne! Thanks for reading and liking my blog! I just started it yesterday and with any luck I will continue posting to it. My second half marathon is tomorrow. I feel pretty confident and secure that I will finish and easily finish under 2 hours. More and more I feel like I’m becoming a runner. Not a long distance runner or short distance runner, but simply a runner. I see the value and challenge in the short races as well as the long ones. Each one is a special test to be met and conquered.

    1. Anne says:

      Wow Ray – If you finish under 2 hours, that is really good. Stay in touch and good luck!

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