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Encouraging others...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

I have been out walking, then jogging, to now running for a few years now. When I started out, I felt like a brick some smart ass thought to add sneakers too. I worked very hard walking and jogging, I mean I really worked, these people that I seen pass me would make it look effortless! If I could catch them I might have kicked them! From my early days of starting out I had always if I passed someone give thema small peace sign or a thumbs up for just being out there, even on occassion I would say great job! It may truly sound corny but I really do love giving them a smile or lil bit of praise, it makes me feel great! I know how hard it is to be out there running!

Now years have gone on, and i am out running faithfully, and I know that i do well at it. Its a passion of mine, some days I still feel like I have bricks on me. Some days I still wish that I was as graceful as the other runners I see out there, that you know..some day I may be really good. I still give people a thumbs up or such when I pass people, its so uplifting to see them smile. I never tire of it.

Today on my run, I passed a lady who was biking with her two beautiful dogs. I had seen her at the 3km point of my run with a pleasant good morning exchanged. I continued on my merry way and had seen her approaching me on the end of my 12km loop with her two dogs. She was all smiles and she said "wow great job". I might have blushed and I know I smiled huge conitinuing my way home. Not once did it ever occur to me that someone else would think to tell me great job, or be impressed by me running!! NEVER had the thought occured to me that another person would think I am doing great out there.

To the lady taking her big beautiful labs out for their excerise this morning...thank you for the encouraging words and making my day!

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PARM01 5/31/2014 11:20AM

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emoticon for the reminder to appreciate and encourage!!!!

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DRAGONFLY180 7/7/2011 10:37PM

    it does help to hear some encouragement, especially in races where your mind is really going against you. glad you got some today! you'll think about that little bit of encouragement on many runs hereafter.

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CAYANNEWOMAN 7/7/2011 1:27PM

    You are always giving - and thank you for being there. But you deserve credit for doing a FANTASTIC JOB too!

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

HOPE is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I ’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

~Emily Dickenson~

I was at work on a break reading a Chicken Soup for the soul pet lover book and the first part of Emilys poem was in it. I have not been able to get it out of my head. I love my poetry, and love to read, so am always at peace when doing so. This little insert have however has gotten stuck, so simple and so true.... hope~~~

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SM-ARTGIRL 2/3/2011 1:57AM

    I like that Hope asks for nothing and is just fully present!
Lovely poem, thanks!

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    I love it, too! Thank you for sharing it! emoticon

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A Little Pinch Goes A Long Way

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This past week, my fitness minutes have not been out of this world as I have been dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck. Pesky little thing, however I am taking advantage of it. I am a person who is on the go, and I love my 2 hours of cardio daily they bring me peace. So I am taking it easy, as my mobility is limited, a real pain in the neck I tell you!! Ha!!!

That being said, I am eating healthy and very focused, drinking plenty of water and taking good care of myself. I have not fallen off the wagon, just changed my focused for the next little bit.

People during injuries can easily become discouraged and frustrated, as we can see it as a road block in our journey towards our goals. Its merely a pit stop, chance to refuel and tune up if you will. I hate stopping just as much as the next person, but there is always a positive in it.

My food consumption has been spot on, my attitude has been that of enthusiasm. I cant change where I am right now physically, it is a healing process, but I can take charge of so many things I have been unable to do or pay attention to while I am healing.

Life is good, it is what you make yes a little pinch goes a long way

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SUZANNE0606 1/27/2011 1:16AM

    Wow, two hours of cardio a day - good for you!!!

I can totally relate to this post, too. I have had two surgeries in the past two years and it has slowed down my workouts. But that's ok because I will one day get back to where I was.

I wish you well with your goals!

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    I can totally relate with this email! In a week, I get to LOSE the BOOT I've been having to wear since I had major tendon surgery on my ankle in October. It started to really get me down, but I decided to do whatever I CAN do, and I found there was a lot that I could do with the doctor's approval! I've only gained 3 pounds since then! You can do this! I know you can! emoticon

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Positive Challenge Blog .•.♥.•Patience - Trust - Honesty with yourself and of others...believe

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This is my intro on my page, but I felt it captures who I am, and gives a better introduction of myself. I look forward to the blog challenges!!!!

.•.♥.•Patience - Trust - Honesty with yourself and of others...believe.•.♥.•

Never forget to have a little patience with yourself, place some trust in who you are and what you are capable of. Give yourself some leeway to make errors and learn from them, be patient. Change will happen, but it comes from with in first.

Trust the strenth of your mind and the power of your body. Push your limits, challenge your senses, your brain and work your body as far and as hard as you can. Trust in your power.

Most importantly be honest with yourself, along with others. Be accountable, stand behind your choices, own them!

And lastly believe. Believe in your inner strength, the power you have to change, believe in who you are and all that you aspire to be. You may shed a few tears, a few pounds, but you will not break. You will amaze yourself and inspire others!

The journey thus far has taught me so much, given me so much as a person, and filled my heart to overflowing. I have become the woman I desire to be. I have amazed myself...push yourself to do the same, I promise you will never regret the feeling.

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THATS_LOVELY101 1/23/2011 5:33PM

    What a great blog. I love the advice! Thank you!

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ASHLEYKAT 1/23/2011 1:55PM

    Great blog! I'm on the same challenge and we're doing so well!

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HEALTHYME47 1/23/2011 12:58PM

    What a positive message! Thank you for sharing!

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STEINERMOM 1/23/2011 11:32AM

  Thanks so much for this blog. It is exactly what I need to hear. I am going to copy it and print it out. I struggle in all four of these areas and your blog is a great, simple reminder. Take care.

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Almost 3 years on Sparks

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Funny thing, how Christmas season brings the sentimental fool out in me. I am coming up to my 3 year anniversarsy here with Sparks. Oh the changes I have gone through, the struggles, and the goals reached and exceeded. Its a journey for sure. When i began here, i never knew what would happen, not in my wildest dreams would i have guessed i would be this transformed, this happy, this whole.

My personal life has gone through a transformation. I ended a 18year marriage, amicably. I needed to find myself, to be happy not only in my skin, but in who i was as a person. I have continued to work out and push myself through the process. The works out kept me focused and driven. I joked they are my anger management.

I have found a new love, an incredible man who supports me not only emotionaly, but physically as well. He runs with me and works out with me, its a team effort. Life is good, life is fun, life is as it should be, embraced and surrounded in good stuff!

Through out the process i have had my ups and downs, emotionally and weight wise, because after all we are only human. If we were perfect, we wouldnt be here now would we. I have met my goal last year, but over the summer i put on a few happy love pounds as i loveingly termed it. I am back again now to lose a few of those pounds, and i have my big guy(he towers over me) with me along the way. We are looking forward to a few half marathon in 2011.

So my 3 years here on sparks, and i am still here, a lil wiser, alot smaller, tons happier...and so ever eagor for 2011 and all the surprises it might bring!!!!

Life is good...

Strut your stuff...


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    Man, and you think I have a positive outlook?! Lol, I love YOUR outlook on life. So refreshing. It's so easy for everything to come crashing down and reading blogs like yours and your page make it all seem so.. easy. When you think about it... why stress ? Whatever happens, happens. How you react to said event is what life is all about. Thanks for sharing !

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CIVIAV 1/23/2011 4:01PM

    Came to read your blogs when I saw you on the Positivity Challenge board. Pleased to meet you. Sounds like you've been up to lots of great stuff and I look forward to hearing more about it in the challenge!

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DRAGONFLY180 12/11/2010 11:09PM

    glad to hear things are going great for you!

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JENNIFER2221 12/11/2010 3:49PM

    What an awesome attitued Lisa. I've begun my journey over again, but at least I know it can be done. : )

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