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Highlights of the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon Weekend!

DSC_0301This past weekend, Team Inheritance of Hope members participated in the 35th running of the Marine Corps Marathon.  The weekend began on Friday, with Inheritance of Hope hosting a booth at the Marine Corps Marathon Expo held at the Walter  E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

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3 Days Until Chicago

The clock is ticking.  The Chicago Marathon is in 3 days.  18 weeks of training are behind me - I ran my last training run this morning - a 2 miler.  It is a great feeling to know that I have finished my preparation for this Sunday.  I have completed my long runs, often in high humidity and heat.  I have run... in rain; when I didn't have the time to run; when I didn't feel like running; and when I did feel like running.  I even had to jump over a copperhead snake on my last 20 miler!  The really great thing is that I'm still running, have all my toenails intact, and I'm injury free.  Often, I am totally amazed at how things can work out!

I believe my last big obstacle for the race this Sunday is completing the mental preparation.

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What Motivates You?

As I sit by my computer, thinking about the above question, I wonder what could have possibly motivated me to run another marathon?  Because I'm asking myself this question, I realize that my 20 mile run this Friday is weighing heavy on my mind!

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I'm a Runner?

Today I'm happy to bring to you a post written by Heather Mosman.  I met Heather last January at the 2010 Disney Marathon Weekend.  It was such a joy getting to know her ... and I'll get to see her again in a few weeks in Chicago!  As Heather says, "Go Team IOH!!!" ~ Lisa

Last year I would not have called myself a "runner".  In fact, I haven't run for exercise (or pleasure) since college.  Even then, it wasn't really my thing.  However, I have always been a person that can be inspired by a good cause.  That is what has made me into a runner....

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Organic vs. Conventional


I have a real interest in food, including food quality.  What we put into our bodies matters - for race performance, as well as for general health.  I have been eating a vegan diet since 2003.  This has been a little challenging - especially when trying to make sure I don't eat too many processed carbs when eating additional calories during marathon training.  Another challenge is deciding when to buy organic vs. conventional produce...
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26 for Families

I found 26 cents on my 7.5 mile training run today.  (I always stop to pick up money while I'm running - and most of the time it's a penny!)  I saw the quarter first and then about a 100 yards further, I saw the penny.  As I ran a bit further, with the quarter and penny between my thumb and middle finger, I thought about the 26 miles I'll be running on October 10th for children and their families...

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Run with Team IOH in the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon!

Spots are still available to run with Team Inheritance of Hope in the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon to be held October 31, 2010 in Washington DC...

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Running a Sprint

Inheritance of Hope enters many events as a Team but there are so many other events that one can take part in as an individual athlete.  Last year, I entered the Lexington (Michigan) Sprint Triathlon - my first triathlon ever...
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Greetings!

The journey of marathons and side roads... and Team Inheritance of Hope.

Team Captain LisaWelcome to the new Team Inheritance of Hope blog!  I'll be blogging about endurance events, athletes, Inheritance of Hope events and happenings, families and much more.  I'm excited to get on with this journey!  I want to tell you a little about how I became involved with Team Inheritance of Hope...
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