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Please, please vote for me:
All you have to do is to open the link below, scroll down and click vote for Ivonne. Unfortunately they spelled my name wrong, but don’t worry about that
By the way anybody know the feeling coming home for a visit and threating the question from your parents: “Did you bring your running shoes?”?
No? Well, call yourself lucky because I had that since I moved out from my parents place a few years ago. Maybe you think now, great something you can do together but oh my gosh my parents are in their late 50ties and are much fitter than me. How embarrassing that they look fresh and relaxed after an one hour run, whereas myself sweats as hell and is breathing heavily. Since that was nagging me all the time my new year’s resolution was getting more into running to hopefully one day have the chance to beat my parents. I don’t think I will ever be able to beat my sister but then she is four years younger than me, so has fresher legs… lol… at least that is what I tell myself.
Anyway since taking up running more seriously and joining the Sweatshop running community Maidstone I can’t get enough of running. Running enhanced my life so much by meeting lovely people through the running community and at events as well as being more relaxed and more happy J I still don’t beat my parents even after almost one year of hard training but hey, I’m getting closer…lol
Running the marathon in Paris would mean so much to me. It would make my parents proud as I only would be the second family member, who would run one and it would give my Sweatshop running community something to look forward to as well because I’m sure they all would help me along the way to stick to the trainings plan. So in fact my voting me, you not just vote for me but all my running buddies as well, who will train with me together J
If you told me a year ago that I ever would consider to run a marathon, I probably would have told you “Are you crazy, no way!” but you know what now I think it’s just the right challenge to go for. I just completed the Ashford Half marathon using Mara advise to break down the run in several small runs and think positive. And you know what, that was one of the best runs I ever had. I celebrated every mile, I was looking forward to every drink station, I congratulated myself of keeping running when I passed other runners walking and managed to cross the finish lines at 2h09min40sec. A great achievement for me and I just would like to prove to myself and all of you that through hard work you can run a full marathon if you just put your mind to it.
Please, please do vote for me. You would make me to one of the happiest people of the running community J
Any advice are welcome too how to beat my parents or my sister! and of course I answer any questions you might have too!!!