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Ready to Rumble

"Endurance, for people running the Seattle Marathon this Sunday, is of the upmost importance.Local runner Theresa Rumble has has been enduring marathons for the past 15 years and will be a part of the thousands this weekend.For most runners the running bug bites in high school as a part of training for other sports. But for Rumble the running bug didn't catch her until after high school.It just didn't interest me then, said Rumble. I got into it as an adult.Rumble and her husband Roosevelt Rumble plan on making the Seattle Marathon a weekend trip as they will drive down on Friday and stay until Sunday.I like to relax a little so I can get mentally ready, said Rumble.Rumble says that her husband is always a big supporter of her running and training. Rumble has run in four full-marathons and four half-marathons. Among those contests, she has run in three Seattle marathons and one in Pensacola, Fla. Rumble says that she loves to run because of the physical exercise and the feeling that it gives her when she completes a three-to-four hour race. I like how I feel afterwards, said Rumble. It gives me a sense of accomplishment.Rumble's outdoor exercise craving doesn't stop there, though. She also does many other endurance related things to prepare for her races and for her own satisfaction.I like to bike and weight train, said Rumble. Anything physical, like hiking.She also prepares for the race by reading books on running and eating right.Rumble's son, who plays for a local youth football league team, has been getting into running as well. Rumble and her son will be running in the annual Turkey Trot tomorrow (Thursday) at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. "

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