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Get Fit For 2010: My Standout Moment, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

We're up to week 11 of the Get Fit For 2010 giveaway, and this week's challenge is to share a standout moment from the past two months. Here's what FitSugar reader courtney3 has to say about running in the Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon.

On February 28th, I ran my first marathon as a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Team In Training. My mom and dad had each run four marathons, but I didn't start running until after high school when I realized that if I was uncomfortable with my body, it was my responsibility to change it. A daily two miles grew to three, which grew to absolute love. I went to school in the Fall with a whole new outlook on life, and when I got home for the Summer of 2009 I self-trained for a half marathon; it was exhilarating.

Later that year, I joined Team In Training because I figured I'd get to run a great event and I was honoring a friend, a survivor of lymphoma, and everyone he had met. I raised over $3,000, ran hard, and it all paid off at the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon. It was the best moment of my life, the WHOLE thing. I was told to celebrate every mile by an alumni, and I did. I smiled for at least 15 of the 26 miles, ran the whole thing straight through, and have never done anything so wonderful! I ran it for my sister, who is in good health and I want it to stay that way, and for every cancer patient that wants to run but can't.

The Get Fit For 2010 giveaway is almost over so make sure you catch up on all your challenges! By participating, you'll also be entered into the drawing for our weekly giveaway of a $100 Nike gift card as well as our awesome grand prize.

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kgtkgt kgtkgt 6 years 9 weeks
Congrats on a great race. I'm raising money for the Zooma Annapolis 10K this June with Team in Training. If anyone feel generous here is the link to my fundraising page (pass it along, please(smile)).
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years 9 weeks
Congratulations! I ran the Nike Women's Marathon through Team In Training last October and said the same thing as you - it was the best day of my life! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the experience as much as I did! Such an awesome accomplishment!