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My journey to the half-marathon

So, another week has gone by. I had some ups and downs this week - I continued to be sick with a head cold but remained healthier than I have in a while. I was still able to exercise. I was supposed to run 8 miles but only got 5 in before my asthma started bothering me. I took the necessary precautions and I stopped early, rested and took my inhaler. This is still a win for me as last year I wouldn't have been able to run at all and the result would have been much worse.

By mid-week, I have been feeling better and I am back to toning and spin class as normal. I plan to run the 8 miles this week to stay on track with my routine.

My diet has been going smoothly with a mix of carbs, vegetables and protein. My cravings for sweets are getting less and less so that has been a real positive for me. I feel so much stronger as a person; I can actually say I am proud of myself for the journey I am on. I believe I am setting some lifestyle changes that I can maintain. Check back next week to see if I could do the 8 miles or not!

(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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