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Dulathon Approaching

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Well since I hurt my back I am doing my first race. My goal is to finish and if I need to walk at times because of my back I will but I will keep on going.

Sunday is my big day. We are doing a dulathon and there are 20 of us from work that are doing this and one of our surgeons designed us biking heart jerseys. I am excited and I am excited to do this with people I know. It is an iron girl dilation. It is a 2 mile run, 22 mile bike and than a 2 mile run.

This has been an eye opener also because 2 wks ago my lifelong friend who is NOT obese but not in shape had a massive heart attack and than the next day while have an exam done her aorta started to tear off her heart. She had immediate heart surgery and saved her life. She is now left with a life long permanent damage to her body that can't be reversed and brings up so many questions and concerns and quality of life issues. I am running my race for her on Sunday and in prayer for her recovery and offering it to God. It makes me reflect on so many things from life, to the quality that I am choosing to live it and what can I change and what do I want to change and why. One day at a time. I will blog after the race on sunday and let you know. Tuesday I plan on traveling up north on my day off to visit my lifelong friend in the hospital /rehab area.

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ALICIA214 9/19/2012 9:34PM


Good luck on the week end but don't overdo it. emoticon

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Spiritual Awakening

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I had a bad argument with my father and part of me feels really bad and broken and relieved and awake. For the first time I feel like I understand why I always feel less than and not worthy and unloveable. I have always done things to work towards the feeling better about who I am but just have struggled and really never believed it. Well I lost it and said things I probably shouldn't have said, but I unleashed 40 yrs of anger and didn't even realize the amount of pain the I uncovered. It has taken me a week to want to even want to go on, but I do. The pain that my soul has felt unbearable but I am ok and I am not sedating myself with any food or substance. I wanted to because I felt like I have never felt to my memory. The one thing I felt 6 yrs old and I invisioned me rocking this little girl telling her she is ok and loveable and it is going to be ok and that her dad is sick but I will not allow him to abuse myself or my family anymore. It is amazing how the emotions from when a little girl came flooding back and the memories with it and I know that is when I was told nothing was ever good enough, unloveable, and there was no unconditional love in my family. There still isn't because with my folks there is always conditions to be loved and accepted and you are always considered someone else's problem. Well for the first time I believe things are going to be ok. My mom and I had a nice talk and we both agreed to work on particular issues and I was honest. I feel like I honored and stood up for the little girl hurt inside me. For the first time in my life I feel I will get past this. I know there will be more pain and growing to do, but I will be ok and I will survive and I will lose my weight. For the first time I really believe this.

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NJMACK 12/13/2009 8:59AM

    Since you feel ok then the words that were spoken were words that needed to be said. And as you are not sedating yourself with food or other substances as you have in the past than you really needed to say the words and not just feel them as you have in the past!Holding all the pain, anger,hurt,frustration and other emotions from the 6 year old doesn't allow her or you to grow. It just keeps you locked as a 6 year old. I have been there and at times am still the 13 yo I was even though I'm now 51.
You're also wise enough to know that it will take time and the path will not be a smooth one, but you have started along a new path!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I have been inspired by one of the Dr's I work with. He had told a patient who had a lot of weight to lose to think of it as her cancer. He stated people will go through such hardship and endure things when they have cancer just to have a little bit more time. Wow what an epiphany! I can have more time in my life by choosing to treat my temple better and move it. He lit the match and started the fire to my soul. I thanked him the other day that it just made so much sense....that why wouldn't I do it. Today I promise to live life to the fullest and embrace each moment...now off to the eliptical I go...

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JO*ANNE*IE 2/17/2009 3:31PM

    In a word, "Beautiful!!" How I adore you and your family (but you know that already, don't you??!!!)

I cannot believe how big the kids have gotten -- not to mention how adorable they are to me!! I feel like the proud Auntie Joanne .. How does that happen??!!

Blessings to you, Chris!!!

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8/20/2008 TRI

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Well on August 7th I was out in Idaho visiting my sister. My sister and I did our first triathlon together. Not only a great accomplishment, but what an awesome feeling to have completed such a big event with my best friend, my sis. You know at one time I was thinking I can't do this and I was going to back out in march and my sis stated that she had a bike for me and I decided I better step it up and get busy. THANK YOU FITNESSSLUG!!! I am just in total awww. I had a wonderful visit and so fell in love with Idaho. My children had so much fun seeing their aunt and uncle and visiting and meeting cousins. The best was having my sister to do this with and having my husband, children, brother-in-law, and cousins and their families all out there cheering us on. It brings tears to my eyes. I did end up run than walk than run again on the run b/c my shin splints were so bad. The doc had almost let me not compete. I had to promise to walk or run and walk b/c the swelling was so bad. I did it and oh what a feeling. I have a 5 k again here in acouple of wks.. I have to look at the date again. I can't wait to do another one. I will share my times and splits here in a moment. I was hoping to do it in 1 1/2 hours and I was able to complete it in 1 hour and 5 minutes. I have also realized I really need to take time out and assess my diet and do a lot of work. I have created a journal. I also have started my own business w/ mk while doing my normal job. I am feeling good about myself which sure feels good because it has been along time since I have liked the person in the mirror now I have to work at the image I see. My times were the following:
400 meter swim: 11 minutes and 47.50 seconds
T1: 1min 39.10 seconds
6 mile bike: 23 min 20.400 seconds
T2: 1 min 51.200 seconds
2 mile run: 26 min 51.700 seconds
The run took me much longer than when I was training, but I did it and made it and that is what counts and I can't wait to go for it again. Well I hope this finds everyone doing well.

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BOISESKIGAL 10/21/2008 9:55PM

    I haven't visited your page in a while. I love your write up. It does bring tears to the eyes. I could have never asked for a better motivation to complete this, I don't think I would have done it if you hadn't come out to do it with me. Thankyou so much for helping me realize what I am capable of!! emoticon

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TRIGIRL0821 8/21/2008 11:10AM

    Congratulations! Triathlete!!!

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Another 5k

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Goodmorning. Well my 3rd 5k accomplished. I am a blooming flower. I had a little of a slower time, but not much difference but I did well considering my back and some tendonitis on my right ankle/foot. I put tons of ben gay on the foot/ankle and ibuprophen and decided that I can do this and if I needed to walk some that was ok the point is I am out there. What a beautiful day for a run. The sun is out and a nice breeze. It was 66 degrees during the run and felt so much warmer of course. It is going to be 80 out today and I am going to get out and get digging in the garden and enjoy everything and everyone. It was a great day to start off the day and with some friends. Lisa, Krystal and myself had a great time. We are looking at doing the one in white bear lake and one in stillwater. My job today is to look them up and then give the girls a call and one of them scheduled. Oh this is impacting me in so many ways. I was at the music store the other day and I had commented that the 2 things I have always wanted to learn is the fiddle and guitar. I play piano and flute and bassoon. All of a sudden why put off what you can do today. My thought processes are changing. So guess what, I rented a violin for 19 a month and teaching myself. I can already play three songs one of them being mary had a little lamb, but I am having fun. I find myself being content and thankful and happy. I am on my journey and enjoying the day.

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MEGTHEKIWI 6/15/2008 10:04PM

    Congrats on the 5k finish! Its always good to have an event on the horizon to train for. I'm thinking about doing another triathlon in August.

Way to go with the violin! I myself have always wanted to play the guitar. Maybe I should go get one and start teaching myself.

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BOISESKIGAL 6/14/2008 5:43PM

    Congratulations Chris! That was a lot to overcome for today's run. Good job and keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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