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Great Aloha Run

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This is from the GAR today. I used to do this event every year. I did it for like 12 or 13 years in a row. But I haven't done it in a couple of years and a few months ago decided to sign up. I wanted to be running by now, but that didn't work out, but I have been training to walk it. As late as last night, I was questioning my actually doing this. I was thinking why am I doing this, why is this so important to me? And I think I found an answer. The first time I did this I was heavy and just beginning my weight loss/athletic journey. I had a crazy idea of doing a marathon and this was the first step in that journey. I also was around the same weight I am now and I was determined to lose it. So this was kind of like where my journey began. In many ways, I am back at that starting line and beginning again. I have let my weight get out of control. I am sore, knees hurt, back hurts, just like last time. So it was very much a rebirth of my athletic self and hopefully it will contin…