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My journey to the half-marathon

April 1 has come and I am celebrating my 40th birthday. My family and friends have been absolutely wonderful. I am indeed more fit than I was a year ago. I did 10 miles this past week and feel great! I never thought I could run this far, but if you put your mind to something and commit, it is amazing what you achieve. I am happy where I am in my life and have so much to be thankful for.

I started swimming this past week to add to my cross training. I am now thinking once I complete the half-marathon I will look for other runs to compete in and maybe even a triathlon some day!

I still have a ways to go before race day, but I am well on my way. The weather looks great this weekend so it will be great to run outside with the warmer weather. I really hope I can finish this half-marathon strong but more importantly I just want to finish so I can say that I made my goal.

I hope those who have been following me realize they can do something to change their lifestyle if they want to. It is simply a matter of making your mind up and sticking to it!

Follow me through the next couple of weeks to see if I can pull this feat off. I really hope I can do this. Thanks again to all of those who have been so encouraging. You keep me going!

(Editor's Note: Martha Breyette of Saranac is on a 14-week goal to get in shape to compete in the inaugural City of Plattsburgh Half-Marathon, Sunday, April 18.)

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