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A Little Disappointed

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Well, today, I would have been running my 11th Half Marathon in Nashville, but due to unforeseen circumstances, I wasn't able to attend. This Half Marathon was sponsored by Women's Running. Not only, would I have received a cute medal, I would have received a charm, because I ran the Rock-in-Roll Nashville race earlier this year. So, I'm a little disappointed.

Additionally, I'm on a few running pages on Facebook & I see a number of people running their first Half Marathon or their first Full Marathon. They are posting how nervous they are & it reminds me of my first Half last November. I remember how nervous I was. Now, I just trust my training & focus on "my" race. I posted on their posts & let them know they could do it. It did feel good to encourage them with the following pics.







If I can't be out there getting some more bling, it's nice to know that I'm encouraging others to get out there & get theirs.

What do you need to go after? Get out there & go get it.

  
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PATRICIA-CR 9/27/2014 10:54AM

    Sorry you couldn't do this race, but great for the cheering for the others!

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68ANNE 9/27/2014 9:34AM

    I do like the encouraging aspect of all this. It's great when you know you've helped with motivation or continuing

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 9/27/2014 9:23AM

    So sorry to hear you have to miss this one. I can imagine that's pretty disappointing. Great job on encouraging others though!

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Running Journey Continued

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I continue to amaze myself with my running journey. This past weekend I ran back-2-back Half Marathons. Additionally, I continue to work on my goal of completing a Half Marathon in all 50 states. Well, I ran the Brewers' Mini Marathon in Wisconsin, which was the 6th state & I had my fastest time of 2:14:33 for the Half.



Then, Sunday, I ran the Detroit's Women's Half Marathon in Michigan, my 7th state. I ran my second fastest time in the Half: 2:18:36.



Like I shared with my running group, I continue to shock myself. I cannot believe I did this, but I did it. I'm so happy with my running journey. No one may never understand how happy I am about this journey & that's fine. I just hope I inspire others to reach their goals. Go for your goals no matter what. Go for it!

  
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68ANNE 9/25/2014 6:04PM

    it is amazing what you can do when you stop listening to yourself tell you that you can't do it!

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THIN133 9/23/2014 7:59PM

    Wahoo !!! You're amazing !! Keep it up !

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GEORGE815 9/23/2014 6:54PM

    Good job!

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Cannot Believe It

Monday, September 15, 2014

This past weekend, I've had an amazing time with my running journey. Now, a few weeks ago I ran the Colts' Back to Football, where I ran a 27:15. This was a personal best for me. However, I was so disappointed because last year we received a medal for doing the race. I love bling. It reminds of that particular race & what I accomplished.

A friend asked me to do another 5K with & this one had a medal for the top 1000. I told her yes I would do the race. However, I didn't think I would get another personal record, because that 27:15 was quite fast for me.

Well, I'm proud to say I had another personal record for the 5K. It was 26:07 and I have bling to show for it.



I was feeling so good about this accomplishment.

Then, Sunday was my long run. My goal was to do 12 miles. I ran with a few ladies of my running group, where they all had the goal of doing 18 miles. During the run, I was feeling pretty good. Instead of 12 miles, I ended up doing 16 miles. This was my longest run ever. I couldn't believe that I did that & still felt great.



Even today, I'm not sore from the run because I stretched, took a hot bath with Epsom salt & rubbing alcohol, then did the RICE method.

Spark friends, find something you love to do & stick with it. You never know what amazing things you'll find out about yourself.

  
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68ANNE 9/18/2014 6:16PM

    you are so amazing.... Way to go!

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JEANKNEE 9/18/2014 1:21AM

    Congratulations! ...on both accounts - PR & 16 miles. Wow!!!

I started running this summer and am enjoying it too.

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    Very nice!!! Great job!!!

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LJOYCE55 9/15/2014 10:44AM

  Enjoy your medal - you have earned that and more. I hope you reward yourself.

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HMBROWN1 9/15/2014 10:38AM

    Excellent job! You should be so proud and your bling looks awesome!

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Still Enjoying Life

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Despite having a cold for the past 3 days, which has put a snag in my workout plans, I refuse to let this deter me from enjoying life. I have accomplished so much in the past two months. For example, in both July & August, I completed over 100 miles. In July, I accomplished my 500 mile goal for the year and now, I have extended my mileage to finish the year with 800 miles. As of August 31st, I've completed over 600 miles.

Additionally, I ran my 8th Half Marathon of the year (10th overall) this past Saturday. While waiting on my friend to finish, they played a dance song and of course, I had to join the group and get my dance on.





I can honestly say, I'm enjoying life! Despite any downs or disappointments, I'm still enjoying life.

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68ANNE 9/4/2014 6:39PM

    oooh yay!
dancing is great!

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    Amen ! Congratulations on all you miles ! You rock !

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Always Tell Your Loved One You Love Them

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Last night, my mother told me about the suicide of Robin Williams. Then, of course, it was all over social media. This news immediately sadden me and unfortunately, reminded me of my sister who committed suicide a number of years ago. There is not a day that goes by where I do not miss her like crazy. Additionally, the questions come back up: Why did she do what she did? What would she have become if she was still alive? These questions are torture for family members who lost a loved one to suicide. Now, don't get me wrong I do not take lightly bouts of depression nor do I have no sympathy for those who suffer from mental illness. But, I am sorry, suicide has to be the most selfish act that one can commit. The person who committed suicide was only thinking of themselves at the time of the act and they are not thinking about how their actions will impact an entire family.

This morning, I sent a prayer up for Robin Williams' family because I know what lies ahead for them: anger, disbelief, confusion and other emotions that will impact their lives forever. A friend of mine on Facebook indicated that suicide is not a selfish act, but if it's not, then I really don't know what is. And until, you and your entire family are impacted by this unfortunately action, then no one really will understand.

I, too, suffered bouts of depression, especially when I moved to a different city that was 5 hours away from my family. But, thank goodness for the love and peace of God. Also, I have meet some great people. Additionally, I continued to learn to always say "I LOVE YOU" to my family, because you never know. Then, when I go home to visit with family, I take full advantage to let them know that I LOVE THEM with all that is within me. Truly loving them unconditionally, despite strengths and weaknesses that we all have. I LOVE MY CRAZY, SILLY FAMILY with my whole heart.

Always tell your loved ones you loved them and live life to the fullest. If you're having issues or problems, do not be so prideful that you do not ask for help. Talk with a family member, a friend, a counselor, your pastor/clergy, etc. No matter the issue, please talk with someone and seek the help you need. Please do not leave your family with the unanswered questions. It's not fair to them. Love on them and let them love on you! You're worth to be loved. You're worth the time & effort to get the help/assistance you need.

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GLORY- 8/20/2014 11:36PM

    Sometimes people put other things before their family until its too late to let them know how much they love them.

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PATRICIA-CR 8/13/2014 1:08PM

    As a fighter of deep depression, and having family members who committed suicide, I can assure you what a suicide is: an act of desperation. Your mind is so blocked up, not working well, you can barely think beyond the mess you have in your brain. I wouldn't put a tag on suicidal people. I understand them, and feel deeply sorry for them, because that was, unfortunately, the only way out they found from their terrible misery. I'm an atheist, so that's not an answer for our problems (unfortunately?). Family and treatment kept me going and looking for the light, but that may not work in every deeply depressed person. I'm thankful it did for me, and still does. But for the percentage of people who can't find relief?? I pity and feel deep sorrow for them, but could never ever feel they are cowards nor crazy, nor any other contemptuous word about them.

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