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My journey to the half-marathon

Week Six

I hit my first goal of losing 20 lbs and I can't believe it ... I have a ways to go but I am so proud of myself. My husband and I are on a cruise this week; it is the same one we took for our honeymoon! I feel so much more energized than I have in a while. He even volunteered to work out with me while we are away so I can stick to my training program.

I will say although I miss my friends in the North Country - it is so nice and warm here - the Caribbean is a great place to visit and exercise. Can you imagine running in 80-degree weather right now? I have to make sure I hydrate more because my body is not used to the change in temperature. Alright, enough about vacation - I will be home soon enough.

I have found, too, that dancing is a great form of exercise. It has been a while since I have been dancing but it is fun and gives you a good cardio workout. So, even if you are still sitting on the couch wondering how to get started, maybe try dancing around the house a little.

(Editors 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. Breyette will share her trials and tribulations in this newspaper through a weekly journal entry.)

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