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Friday, April 27, 2007

Gravity should not be able to wield that kind of power.

Now there is a real thought....what if, there was NO gravity. Nothing would have any weight attached to it. Scales weren't invented and there was no way of knowing what I or anyone else weighed! How would I know if I was healthy? I guess I would have to use OTHER methods of checking that than the scale.

Something to think about today as those numbers can weild way too much power over me. I get really bummed when the scale seems to be stuck on a certain number or just wants to keep going up and not down.

Time to look at the me I am and not the me I wish I was. Today I am healthier now than I ever was. I am extremely active and as ofSunday completed my third marathon. I walk at every opportunity I have, I eat wholesome foods and watch the salt, fat and many other components to my meals. I have less stress and live in cleaner environment than before. Today I have alot going for me. I will remember that when I start to complain about not weighing what I want to weigh when I want to weigh it.

Does that mean I have "fat serenity"? NO"" Not at all, I know there are areas in my life that are in constant need of improving. Just like with my running, there is another PB to get, another race to run, another challenge looming. I'm not stopping my running just because I reached another PB in my time for the marathon. It means that I can check off reaching THAT time, and aim for another. So it is with life, I have reached today and there is tomorrow to aim for, God willing.

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DRAGONFLY1977 4/27/2007 9:38AM

    Great realization that you have made! I know exactly what you mean. I was in a funk about a month ago, where I was hovering around the same weight and I was so upset--all the while feeling and looking better, losing inches and pants sizes. What was I complaining about? The gravity thing again. And you have to remember, muscle weighs more than fat!

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Play time

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I remember back in grade school the playground recess time. We got to let off steam, get in the fresh air, talk run about, laugh, yell and just have a break from the day.

I think that is what running is for me. It's my play time, my ME time, my see what I can do time. I like it best when I am just out there and not having to rush back for something. Even when I am trying to break a certain time in the distance I am going, or do a speed workout, it's for ME. It's me playing, having a good time and just relaxing.

It's so easy to just focus on the work aspect of things and not give myself time to enjoy. Reality takes such a huge bite out of the day so to be able to just run like a child without thinking about what I have to do next is great.



Sunday, April 15, 2007

Make your first goal to build a life that you can get "in"-to. Then don't look back. Make every day count and live purposefully, live energetically, live completely.

Really like the words of this entry. Such a positive and powerful statement. DON'T LOOK BACK! Life is to be lived, grabbed a hold of and shaken and spun around till there is nothing left. Every day is to count, might not have another chance at it!

LIVE ENERGETICALLY! Yep, live with all that is whithin me. I am grabbing hold of this week and savouring each day as it arrives. One week from right now, the Marathon will be a memory. What kind of memory will I make of it. Will I be able to say, I did all that I could, Did I run with all that was within me. Did I give it my all. Was there anymore I could have squeezed out of me. I want to be able to say that I did all that I could and rung that race dry.

Yes, I am nervous, anxious, excited and all that goes with this experience. But while I was out running today and listening to a bit of great music I was hit with a new mantra. BELIEVE, NO FEAR, NO DOUBT.... that is what I will keep repeating to myself for not just this experience, but for life in general. I do believe that what I set my sights on and work with no fear or doubt, it will happen!!

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ACORALSEA 4/18/2007 5:50PM

    You go, girl! Life is definitely too short to be checking the rear view mirror. Have a great time at the London Marathon. I'll be both incredibly envious and virtually cheerleading for you. ~Alysia :)

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Keeping it real

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Goals cannot be started in the future. The laws of time and nature dictate that you can only act in the present. You are here, today. So are your goals. The only good time to start is right now.

A good reminder to me to keep things PRESENT. No, not tomorrow, or some time when...NOPE the time is NOW! I do today that which is in front of me.

Oh I can make a schedule of things and then work the schedule each day that comes. Then not worry about that which awaits tomorrow or what I want to do next week. I don't have those days yet. I only have now. I only have to get through TODAY. That is all.

Sounds pretty easy, just do it for today, and then be done with it. I let my mind do a number on me so often. Looking ahead, setting up a goal by a certain date. What if that date comes and goes, and I've not reached the goal? Nope, I will take my life a day at a time. Work my plan, a day at a time. I will plan, and see where I end up.

I know that no matter how slowly I go, as long as I keep moving, I will get to where I am headed. My destination is out there, I know it is, and for today I am moving towards it.

To try and hold on to what awaits is impossible. Tomorrow is a vapour not here yet. Today is solid, I can live in it, I can feel it, I can walk it or even run through it. But the vapour is in the distance. So I start NOW and run towards the vapour of tomorrow.


pipe dream

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Set some new goals that will lead you to your dreams and then plan your course.

The old beaviours aren,t working anymore. The path walked before isn't leading me to where I want to be. So what does this mean. Well, I could keep going in the direction I was, or seak out a new route, a new direction, a new course.

Just like a captain charts his ship's course so that is a decision for me to make. To rethink, rechart and then set sail. I want to discover new lands, new sites and more. I want all this but it's the doing that things happen. So not going to sit on my porch so to speak and wish and want myself. I am acting NOW, doing NOW, setting sail NOW!


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