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10K Practice ends at 5.7 miles after getting hit by a car.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

On Tuesday evening I went out to practice my run for my 10K that is on Sunday. If you follow my blogs you know that I normally run at a park. Well I decided to leave my house and run to the park and back. I wanted a different route and I also thought it was time to face my fears of running while heavy and stop worrying about what people thought of me as they past in cars.

My run was tough until I hit the 3 mile mark and it seem to kick in I was enjoying the cool weather. I was about 5 minutes from my house and about 5.7 miles my personal best for a 10K I was at exactly 1 hr.

I was running down a major street with neighborhoods that come out onto the main street. There was a car (pizza delivery driver) approaching the stop sign he appeared to be slowing down to stop and I thought he saw me. Well he hit me I flew off the hood of his car and landed in front of it. He stopped THANK GOD and backed up. My friend was on the bike in front of me when she heard me hit the car. She thought he did run me over because when she looked back he was backing up. He just kept saying he didn't see me and how sorry he was. He was really shacking up. He called the pizza company and told them he had just hit someone on foot and to call the police.

The police and paramedics arrived within 10 minutes of the accident. I had hopped over to the sidewalk and sat on the grass beside it. I could not stand on my left foot at all and my right knee was bleeding.

I chose to go home and not ride to the hospital in the ambulance. The paramedics had check my foot pulling it from side to side and up and down. Mostly it was my ankle it looked like a baseball had attached it's self to my ankle. Once I got home and took my sock off the top of my foot was also swollen. It was a rough night there where a lot of tears. I am extremely lucky that I am able to sit here and write this. On the other hand I am so hurt inside and mad at myself. If I could go back and do something different, I keep going over it and over it in my head.

The next day I went to the emergency room for x rays of my knee which was black and blue and my ankle and the top of my foot. After several hours and x rays the PA told me that I had Broke/Fracture my 5th metatarsal in my foot and that I would be getting a temporary cast until the swelling goes down and then I would need to follow up with orthopedics for a fiberglass cast. I am using crutches because I can not put any weight on that foot even after I get the fiberglass cast my understanding is I still will need the crutches. I have an apt for Tuesday. The knee has a abrasion/contusion.


Today I am getting around better and I am very glad that I have been doing ST for upper body because without it I think these crutches would of got the best of me. I am positive today not all days have been that way since the accident.
Life is a funny thing we never ever know what's around the corner.


Hugs to all my SP friends for always encouraging me along this journey.

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STEVIEBEE569 10/19/2013 9:26AM

    I'm so glad that you're okay. I pray healing upon you. emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIE101857 10/19/2013 9:15AM

    So happy to hear that you were not hurt even more seriously; take the time to mend - there will always be another 10K and you are going to rock it!

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BLUENOSE63 1/9/2013 8:32PM

  Wow

Thank God you are alright aside from the nasty injury you did sustain....you can never tell about cars and running. You think they can see you and then.....my husband bikes about 80 km to and fro to work and he has been hit twice a year for the last couple of years but at least he was wearing a helmet.....you had no head protection.

Now with foot injuries the recovery is longer, so wear that aIr cast, elevate, ice rest and make sure you get to a physio when you are better to work on your range of motion for your foot.

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JENNFIELDS4 9/9/2011 10:03PM

    Oh my gosh..hope you get well soon...

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4MARCHANTS 5/20/2011 9:53AM

    Hope you are all better now and back to running!

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TOTALFOCUS 4/18/2011 10:08PM

    OH MY! Im sorry to hear about that!
Get well soon!

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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 11/19/2010 5:38PM

    I am so sorry to hear that. I hope you heal quickly and without any further problems.

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PINKBEANBOO 11/19/2010 5:33PM

    I just realized I hadn't seen you around here in awhile & I see you were hit by a car. !!!!!!!! That's terrible! Very scary. I hope you are doing well with recovery.
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FRIDA11 11/1/2010 5:32PM

    Pour you.. But you certainly are a good sport!
A truck has 70% blind angle. It is strange trucks do not have survey cameras or a periscope.. emoticon
I wish you the best

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STBNRDS 10/31/2010 9:56PM

    OH this breaks my heart! Im so sorry this happened to you. emoticon

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VIRGINIAGRETA 10/30/2010 10:17PM

    Oh my goodness!!! I haven't been on SP for about a month, took a break, and just got back on tonight and looked you up because I knew your half was coming up soon and I wanted to send you some well wishes. So now I'm sending you well wishes for another reason. So sorry about your accident! I hope that you are on the mend and feeling better. YIKES!!!
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PUPPYWHISPERS 10/26/2010 12:12PM

    I don't know how I missed this blog! I apologize for not commenting sooner.

I hope you're feeling a bit better with each day. I know it's hard to be off your feet for a bit, but be patient with yourself.

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DREAMERJESS 10/14/2010 10:42PM

    Hi hon! I was doing a SP search about 5Ks and I stumbled upon your blog before I saw the title to this one. I'm SO sorry to hear this happened to you because it's obvious you've been working really hard. You're so right when you said you are lucky that it was just your foot though. That's the thing about accidents and bad occurrences, we can think "what if? what if? what if?" but we rarely think about how it could have easily been worse. So I am so glad you're ok. Just take very good care of that foot so that you can be right back on your feet in no time! *hugs*

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KATHLEEN0222 10/14/2010 9:24AM

    I'm so sorry to read about this!!! You sound in such good spirits though, taking it in stride. I hope your recovery goes well!!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Stay strong!!!

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THEWYRDWOMAN 10/12/2010 1:06PM

    As others have said, thank goodness you're not injured worse; sorry for the interrupt in the running; get well soon.

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DARKTHOR 10/12/2010 2:28AM

    Thank goodness you weren't hurt worse. I feel like I should be taking deep breaths, your blog had me so worried. I hope that your recovery is quick and uneventful and you are soon on your way again to your 10K.

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/12/2010 1:26AM

    Wow. I'm so thankful you are ok...Hope you heal fast! emoticon

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KLONG8 10/12/2010 12:57AM

    Just saw this and what a blow. When you think about battling a car...well, thank goodness you can write about it. I'm rooting for you and hope you heal quickly.

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LADY_JOSIELOT 10/12/2010 12:05AM

    (Also found via Friend Feed.) So sorry about the accident and your foot, but glad you're okay enough to be writing this. Best wishes for you to heal up soon.

- Josie

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CONDZMOMOFJJQ 10/11/2010 9:52PM

    SO sorry to hear about your accident. I'm glad to hear that you are a little better.

I'm sending healing vibes and hugs your way!

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SEEAMANDARUN 10/11/2010 3:46PM

    Oh, no! I'm so glad you're all right. But that just sucks! Hope you heal quickly!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/11/2010 2:45PM

    Oooh how horrible, I feel so bad for you, but you are also very lucky. Hope you heal fast and all is well. Sending you lots of emoticon

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CYNDER 10/11/2010 12:03PM

    Oh how scary! I'm sorry about the broken foot, but so glad for you that it wasn't worse.

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LITTLETEALOVER 10/11/2010 8:10AM

    I saw this on my "friend feed" and I just wanted to stop by and tell you that you are in my thoughts. What a horrible thing to have happen...especially when you were apparently so close to running a race. Thank goodness you didn't suffer any worse injuries, though a broken foot can be hard to come back from. My sister broke her foot in a car accident a few years ago and she still has trouble with it swelling if she is on her feet for too long (she's never been a runner, though). I sincerely hope you have a fast and complete recovery.

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ROSEWCI 10/10/2010 7:59PM

    Thank goodness you're alright! Goes to show everyone that you just NEVER know what's around the corner! Life is so very fragile! We must always handle w/care!

I wish you a speedy recovery! Please take special care...

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MADDEELOU 10/10/2010 12:18PM

    Oh no!! I am sooooo sorry this happened to you and so relieved that you will be okay. so proud of you for putting a positive spin on it. emoticon

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MIAMI_LILLY 10/10/2010 12:10PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your accident. You were quite blessed that you could walk (or at least, limp) away from something that could have been so much more tragic. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

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NITELITE72 10/10/2010 10:09AM

    I hate to hear that! I am glad that you are going to be okay!! I will be praying for a speedy recovery for you!!

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POOKAQUEEN 10/10/2010 9:46AM

    Omg, that's so scary! That's what terrifies me about running on the road. I'm glad you are ok, and don't have more serious injuries. That's good you were out with a friend too, much safer that way. I hope you hell soon!

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ANEPANALIPTI 10/10/2010 8:31AM

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Darling!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry you must be shaken up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon That's going to be killer having to recover from that and not being able to exercise. If you need ANYTHING, stop on by send me a sparkmail, if you need to talk or whatever.

Here for you!

Dimitra

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WOMANCHEF 10/10/2010 8:19AM

    Oh, I hope you feel better soon. How scary - we never know what is around the next corner.

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MLOU61 10/10/2010 3:07AM

    Very scary. Get well soon! I will remember your story as a cautionary tale...

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SCRAPPYLADYV 10/10/2010 2:53AM

    emoticon I am so glad that you were not hurt worse! What a horrible and scary experience for you. My prayers go out to you for a speedy recovery, both physically and emotionally/mentally.
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INDIANOAKS 10/9/2010 11:02PM

    Prayers of thanksgiving that you are STILL with us but am SO very sorry you experienced this awful situation!!!!! My heart goes out to you, Lisa.... SUCH a shock and disappointment!! Hang in there and hopefully you'll heal quickly!! Make SURE you rest lots and keep your foot up to stop the swelling!!!

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KELLI_A 10/9/2010 10:33PM

    Oh my! Thankfully it was a minor injury......could have been much worse. Hopefully you will have a speedy recovery!

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MRSSIBRAT 10/9/2010 10:13PM

    oh no!! I am so sad to hear that you are hurt!!!!! rest up and get better quickly!!!!!

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THENEWDARLENE 10/9/2010 9:41PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. I praise the Lord that you were not hurt even worse. I will be praying for you.

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ERINBEAR1876 10/9/2010 8:49PM

    I am so sorry this happened to you...I know it could have been SO much worse, but I can imagine how you feel! Just take care of yourself, and know I am thinking about you and a speedy recovery from this! emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 10/9/2010 8:39PM

    Oh my gosh hon. I am sooo sorry this happended to you. Hope the pain isn't too bad.... I am glad you didn't get hurt worse. Big hugs from Morgantown WV. Tricia emoticon

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KTMAE2006 10/9/2010 6:30PM

    Other than your injuries I am so glad that you are okay!! It could have been so much worse! I hope your recovery goes well!

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LAGREBE 10/9/2010 6:02PM

    I am so sorry! How quickly something stupid can happen...

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IMSMILEY88 10/9/2010 5:42PM

    Oh, wow. I'm SO sorry! But also thankful that it was 'only' your foot/leg! I hope you heal quickly and that you'll be able to start running soon. And, in the meantime you can work on that upper body strength. emoticon

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KAYLAP101 10/9/2010 5:41PM

    omg thats so scary! im so glad your okay though! that must have been something!!

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KRISKECK 10/9/2010 5:29PM

    OMG my sympathies! Looking at your blogs, it looks like you have been doing awesomely well in training...I hope that once you heal you"ll keep on going...That happened to me once on my bike, I thought this guy looked right straight at me, and then he hit me. Scared me so badly, but fortunately I was not hurt badly, just scraped up. Now when I am running, I wave at people at stop signs and so on, and I won't run in front of them unless they wave back. I will say a prayer for your speedy recovery. emoticon

And PS, it does not sound like you were at fault, truthfully.

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ELORACGO 10/9/2010 5:21PM

    My heart stopped when I read the title of this blog post. Thank Heavens that you are mostly all right. A broken bone and a bruised knee is fairly minor compared to what it could have been.

Don't beat yourself up about what you could have done differently, it was just that, an accident. Take care of yourself sweety and be nice with yourself, you are not responsible!

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PANDA327 10/9/2010 5:09PM

    Holy Cow! that's crazy! I have been just running around the block in my neighborhood training for my 5k and I was thinking about doing a different route which is all flat, since my route is half up hill, but the only thing that worries me is the cars on the road. The flat route is a straight 4 miles one way but only part of it has a sidewalk, the rest is dirt on the side of the road, but maybe I will hold off on trying that route for a week or two. Hope you get better. emoticon

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GREEKGAL1 10/9/2010 4:58PM

  I am very sorry to hear about your accident. As a person that runs along busy streets, it is one of my biggest fears. I always try to make eye contact when crossing the street hoping the driver sees me.
I hope you heal quickly and thank God you weren't hurt worse.
Good luck.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 10/9/2010 4:57PM

    NO!!! Oh my, I am so sorry. I hope that the pizza company is paying all of your medical bills, it falls under their general liability among other things. Yikes girl, heal quick. Try not to be angry at yourself. I know it's hard, but at least you weren't the driver.

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LJOHN44 10/9/2010 4:44PM

    I'm so sorry! I'm glad you weren't hurt more than you were but it still totally stinks! I run in the road in my neighborhood (no sidewalks) and I've had a few close calls. One thing I like about running at 6 am is there isn't a lot of traffic. Hang in there, I hope you feel better soon

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9 mile run ends with WET SOCKS!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I really ran 9 miles. I think I have shocked myself at first I really didn't think much about it just the fact that my schedule said 9 mile run so that's what I will do. When I stopped to think about it was when my Dad said well I guess you could run to my house then. UMM I thought well yeah I guess I could. I always run at the park and I feel more comfortable there then out on the street with the traffic and stop lights. I hope to one day just put on my running shoes and just run to his house but for now my comfort zone is the park.

I was all set to go not as early as I would have liked I didn't even leave my house until 8:00 so it was getting warmer. I had a lo ball I think it's made by Monster before I ran it's a coffee drink gave me some energy. I also had a bowl of Cheerios. My friend Joane came with me she rides the bike and has my towel and water and roots me on, it helps to have someone to talk to.

I wanted to start off nice and slow so my first mile was a little over 12 min. and I was happy with that the second mile was also over 12 min. My 3rd mile seem to be faster I knew I was coming up on the 5k and wanted it to be just a little faster. It was at about 35 min. and I was happy with that. My body was feeling good. Miles 4 & 5 went well. I had a water and had mixed it with G1 pre game fuel. I think you suppose to drink it before and I had tried to the day of my 5K and it was way to sweet so I mixed it with water and drink it for the first 4 miles.

As I hit mile 5 I was getting excited and focused because I knew I was coming up on my 10K and was hoping for a good time. My 10k time was 1hr.13min. I was happy with that I had even had to walk some not sure when and it wasn't for long maybe 30 seconds at a time and then I would start running again.

My back was starting to hurt I kept saying to myself keep your back straight and when I did It was ok. I tend to slouch but the more I focused on keeping my back straight the better I felt.

It seemed to also help me to break up the run, Joane said ok you got this all that you have left is a 5k and you can do it. I was now drinking G2 that I also mix with water it's a little to sweet for me by itself. I had started to get a little weird by my 7th mile just saying off the wall stuff. At the park I go to they play Frisbee golf and on Sundays there seem to be a lot of people out there playing it's pretty fun to watch them. But around Mile 7 there was a frisbee that had landed close to where I was running and I was pretending like I was going to pick it up and throw it just being silly, I was singing along with my music pretty loud just things I would not normally do it was like mentally I was starting to lose it not sure what that was all about.

At mile 8 I was getting excited tired and ready for this to be over it was probably my fastest mile Joane said. I guess I knew 9 was coming and I was ready!!!

When I finish it had been 1 hour and 50 min. I was happy with that. I had done 8.37 a week before that and my time was 1 hour and 48 min. So I had gone longer with around the same time. I was so wet with sweat even my socks where wet. I guess my legs had dripped so much I had to lay my shoes outside to dry out and my socks I could ring them out!!!

My recovery time seemed much better then my other long run. I had a G3 recovery post game protein and it really seem to help.

I ran a ez run of 3.5 miles yesterday. I was sore and my knee seem to bother me some I walked quite a bit. But I still wanted to make sure I had that ez run in. It took me 47 min. to complete and I was sore most of the day yesterday. Today I am resting from running and doing some ST this afternoon. My body feels much better then yesterday and I can't wait for my 10 Mile run this weekend.

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PAMPEREDPRINCES 10/6/2010 5:18PM

    That was a great run report! I was living it with you! Congrats on all your hard work! emoticon

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KASPERHEIM 10/4/2010 9:56AM

    You are such an inspiration!!!!

ROCK ON!!!! (or should I say RUN on!!!)

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BLEWISFLA 9/29/2010 7:38AM

    WOW! I can't even imagine! All that dedication, where did it come from???? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGMAMAT 9/29/2010 7:07AM

    Oh my goodness girlfriend! Your Rock! I am so proud of you, and Impressed! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You my dear, inspire me! emoticon
I am gonna search your blogs but I have got to know, did you run before sp? best wishes on this weekends run. Hugs. Tricia

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ROSEWCI 9/29/2010 6:51AM

    You are emoticon lady! I got goosebumps just reading this...how fabulous you are! You are DOIN'IT!!! You're an INSPIRATION!!!

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WOMANCHEF 9/29/2010 6:45AM

    I am so impressed and inspired! Great job - you just knocked it out. Thanks for sharing.

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THENEWDARLENE 9/29/2010 12:28AM

    I am in awe! You are an outstanding athlete already. Keep it up!

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INDIANOAKS 9/28/2010 10:19PM

    HOLY SMOKES!! I'd be DEAD if I tried running 9 miles!! You are my IDOL!! WAY TO GO GIRL!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DELPHYNE 9/28/2010 5:47PM

    You are AWESOME!!

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NITELITE72 9/28/2010 5:35PM

    Yay...you made it!! Great job!! emoticon

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KATHLEEN0222 9/28/2010 2:59PM

    YOU ROCK!!!! emoticon

You've inspired me to shoot for 4 miles tonight!!! You inspire me everyday!!!!

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ANEPANALIPTI 9/28/2010 2:21PM

    Beautiful run , great run-down, AWESOME YOU!

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ASHARON 9/28/2010 12:40PM

    That is so great! You have inspired me!!!
Good for you.

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ELLABELLE66 9/28/2010 12:40PM

    You are SUCH an inspiration! You just tackled the 9 mile like it was no big deal - you are WELL on your way to your HM. I am so proud of you, keep up the FABULOUS work missy!

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100 Days to the New Year - Goals and Commitments

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This blog post is inspired by MEZZOANGEL and MADEMCHE. Please check out their post they did and what they had to say. As she stated including today, there is 100 days left before the new year. WOW! Where did the time go?

In Paula's post she stated that only 3% of people take time to physically write their goals down, but when they do, there is a 90% accomplishment rate. So I'm definitely on board that I am going to write this down and accomplish it.


I, Lisa have 100 days to make a difference in my life. I promise myself that

I will eat within my calorie range.
I will log my food into sp.
I will run according to my planned schedule.
I will run my first official 10K.
I will run my first official 15K.
I will run my first Official half marathon.
I will Strength train 3 to 4 times a week. (not when I feel like it)
I will Zumba 1 time per week.
I will continue to support others on sp just like they have supported me.
I will lose 27 pounds before January 1, 2011.
I will spend my energy on today not yesterday or tomorrow.
I will remember that this journey is my own and that I am responsible for its outcome.


How are YOU going to make the last 100 Days of 2010 count? Write it down!! Letís do this together and ring in the new year with our commitments- turned- accomplishments that we made to ourselves!


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BIGMAMAT 9/27/2010 6:36PM

    If there was a love button I would hit it! emoticon emoticon
Not only do you run, but you go to zumba! I love zumba! It is an awesome workout!. Thanks for always being so supportive my dear emoticon! you rock! emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 9/27/2010 10:29AM

    BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for the 100 day reminder! NO to letting these last 100 days go to waste! We are WORTH it EVERY day of the year! LETS DO IT!

Dimitra

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ELLABELLE66 9/24/2010 5:03PM

    Lisa this is WONDERFUL! I love your attitude :-D I WILL see you in 100 (well, now 99) days 27 pounds lighter with numerous (more) races under your belt

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xo, Ella

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PAMELA7762 9/24/2010 3:18PM

    That's amazing!!!

What a great idea to not only write it down but publicly post it! Talk about keeping the motivation factor up!

You can do it! I'll be following your progress :)

Pamela

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SUNNY2010 9/24/2010 11:25AM

    Fantastic idea! Instead of starting with the New Year's Resolution (as most always do), you do it the opposite way! Brilliant!
WooHoo for the next 100 days for Lisa!!!!!!


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DELPHYNE 9/24/2010 10:12AM

    Your goals are awesome!

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ERINBEAR1876 9/24/2010 9:48AM

    I love this idea....I was going to do it. Then I hemmed and hawed. Okay, now I am doing it! I love how our goals are so similar :o}

Though I wish I had a 15K around here! There isn't a 10K or 15K by the end of this year...I wish I hadn't been injured for the 10K in August! Oh, well....I will settle for the 8K I did.

You are awesome, Lisa, and I know you will accomplish all you set out to do!!

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BLEWISFLA 9/23/2010 11:51PM

    It is hard to believe that there only 100 days left of this year. Sometimes time seems to be standing still for me as I struggle to keep going and take care of myself without my honey but then looking back time has flown by also. I cannot set a lot of goals right now but I can say that I will work on setting a few and by the end of this year I will be ready to set even more. You are an inspiration to many and especially to me.

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ASHARON 9/23/2010 8:55PM

    Great idea! Nice goals too.

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HIPPIE44 9/23/2010 8:35PM

    Ok - game on!!!!

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BOGUSANNIE 9/23/2010 8:11PM

    MVISGAK did the same thing and I have been working on mine all afternoon! It√®s a great idea!
such smart Sparkers out there!!!

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INDIANOAKS 9/23/2010 7:49PM

    You and my husband would get along famously!! He's a HUGE "goal writer" emoticon. GOOD LUCK obtaining all of your goals for the next 100 days!! WOO HOO!! emoticon

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MADEMCHE 9/23/2010 7:26PM

    Love it Lisa! You are such a running machine, I am so inspired by you! I know that you are going to have an amazing rest of the year! We can do this together!

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IHEARTK 9/23/2010 6:48PM

    Great idea! I had no clue we were down
to 100 days already. I'm off to work on
my goals.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 9/23/2010 6:24PM

    Yay! You have totally got this!

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ROSEWCI 9/23/2010 6:19PM

    I LOVE the thought of writing down goals so we can see them on a daily basis & remind ourselves of where we're going! Congrats to you & your SP friends for passing along this wonderful idea!

Thank you!
Rose


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5k results Turtle Krawl on Beach side/ with photos

Tuesday, September 21, 2010




Well it's hard to believe I just ran my 4th 5k since finishing my c25k program
in July.

This course was by far my favorite course with the best weather it was on beach side and the weather was windy from hurricane Igor.


The start of the race was down a street that ran along the beach. So nice to start a race and look over at a beautiful beach with awesome waves and surfers having a blast. I got emotional just looking out at the ocean and thanking god for allowing me to have come this far in my journey. I am so grateful and lucky to be out here running. The rest of the course was through a neighborhood with people standing outside to wave and root us on as we ran by.
Around the 2 mile mark we went down a bike walk that was shaded and just an another nice area.

As for my race I seem to be having difficulties running just not feeling like it was my best run. Every mile felt hard to me I kept feeling like I was being past up by everyone and that maybe there wasn't that many people left behind me I would speed up when this happened and felt very winded then I remembered run your race Lisa not theirs.

The last 1/2 mile I ran very fast I was starting to get my grove on.



My finish time was 34:32 running a 11:08 Mile not my best but not far from it. The last race was my PB at 33:36 10:49 a mile. I hope to some day run a 10 min mile.

As for thinking I was coming in last there where still plenty of people to finish there where 551 people who participated. I finish 259th. In my age category there where 58 total and I was 16th. Really all these numbers probably aren't all important I am a numbers person. I like to challenge myself from race to race.



My next race is a 10K it's called hang 10 on the 10's it's on 10/10/10. I am very excited to have found a 10K it's about 45 min. south of where I am.
I just need to get the bathroom thing under control. I seem to be in the bathroom 2 times before we even left and then we stopped at the 7-11 so I could go in case the restrooms where busy. Well then after I got there the race was about to start in 5 min. I was off to the bathroom again.By the time I got out there it was starting. I did drink a cup of coffee before and I don't think I want to give that up. My girlfriend said I was a peeing machine.







  
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VIRGINIAGRETA 9/25/2010 10:37PM

    AWESOME job once again! You continue to just inspire and accomplish great things with your running! Can't wait to hear about that 10K. I've got one on my schedule for Oct 31st.

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STIPER23 9/24/2010 4:10PM

    Awesome! I am in week 6 of c25k now and am hoping to do my first 5k in November. You're inspiring!

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HALLORAN84 9/24/2010 1:31PM

    You look great and so do your numbers! Good luck on your 10K!

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THEWYRDWOMAN 9/23/2010 9:12AM

    You are my hero!!!!
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MADDEELOU 9/23/2010 12:18AM

    Way to go. The pictures are great. Makes me want to go back to Florida! =)

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MADDEELOU 9/23/2010 12:18AM

    Way to go. The pictures are great. Makes me want to go back to Florida! =)

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Love those pics of you - you look so great and so happy!!!

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BOGUSANNIE 9/22/2010 5:58PM

    Woohoo....you go girl!!!
I LOVE the shirt...and your locations ROCK....
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BIGMAMAT 9/22/2010 7:45AM

    Awesome! Did you ever think you would be a runner! You rock!! Woohooo! emoticon

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ALOFA0509 9/22/2010 2:05AM

   
Girl you Rocked it!!! Whoo-Whoo-- I'm in WK9 of C25K, so crazy I cant wait to run my first race!!!

Cheers

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SOUTHERNGIRL_31 9/21/2010 9:41PM

  GREAT JOB!! :)

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ASHARON 9/21/2010 7:50PM

    Love the shirt and the course. My 10K is coming up next month thanks for the motivation!

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INDIANOAKS 9/21/2010 7:46PM

    WOO HOO -- 16th out of 58 in your age category!!! AWESOME!! You are AMAZING, Lisa!! Sorry it didn't "feel" like your "best race" but you still did beautifully! emoticon

Oh -- and the caffeine in the coffee WILL make you need to pee... SO next race, you might want your coffee but just be ready to make bathroom stops....!!! emoticon

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ELORACGO 9/21/2010 6:34PM

    So proud of you!!! You are amazing!

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NAMSMOMMY 9/21/2010 6:08PM

    You totally rock! And what a cool shirt!

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NITELITE72 9/21/2010 5:31PM

    Congratulations!! You are on your way... emoticon
And to think...you thought you were coming in almost last! You rocked it, girl1

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MADEMCHE 9/21/2010 5:30PM

    Way to go! So happy for you! 4 5K's is amazing girl! You rock!

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ERINBEAR1876 9/21/2010 5:15PM

    Wooohooo! You rock! How does it feel running in the t-shirt? I am nervous I would be too warm and sweaty in the t-shirt. I am all about the numbers, as well :o}

You did a great job; I'm so proud of you!! And good luck on your 10K! You are sure working it!!! AND it's the next step to your HALF MARATHON!!! Holy cow, lady...you JUST ROCK!

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WORTHEYMOM 9/21/2010 3:20PM

    congrats girl! Love it!

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IHEARTK 9/21/2010 3:15PM

    So glad you enjoyed the run! I'm a numbers person, too, and I think yours look pretty amazing! In fact, you look pretty amazing!

Congrats on completing another race!

The weather is still in the 90's, but I think I might be ready for more C25K training. Of course, I'll have to do week 1 over, but that's ok.

Thanks for the motivation!

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IT'S BECAUSE OF SPARK PEOPLE THAT I AM IN TRAINING FOR A HALF MARATHON!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I was thinking the other day while Running just how far I have come with my fitness since
joining spark in May I actually found something I love to do and I don't think that would of happened without spark people!!!
Just a little back ground first on what type of exercise I did before spark.

There was a new gym coming to town and the girls I worked with from the bank ask if I wanted to join with them. So I said yeah for $20.00 a month and my son can go that's a
good deal. (PLanet Fitness)

That was March of 08 I weighed 260 and was dieting on and off. I would gain then lose gain. So I started going but no one was really regular. Patty & I would go at 5:00 in the morning
she was all into it she had a PT. I remember my first time on the Elliptical I went for 10 min.
I thought I would die. Patty said it would get better and I thought right maybe for you at 125 pounds. Well she was right I can go for 1hr or longer now and burn some major calories.

So I went on and off and in Dec of 08 I was laid off from the bank. (loan area)
I ate my way through the holidays and in March of 09 I had to look for insurance coverage always being covered with the bank it was never a issue. Well at 254 pounds border line high blood pressure the premiums where high. I really had not had high blood pressure and now I did.

So back to the gym this time more serious then ever my health was a issue. I started working out every other day 60 min of cardio & 30 to 45 min of strength training. My girlfriend's gym closed down and she came to mine that was nice to have someone there.
But honestly I went because I felt better afterward. I have never liked going there as I have lost weight it has been easier to go. I went on a regular basis before starting a medical class in Vero in Aug.09 and I slowed up on it. By Dec. of 09 I was 208 pounds. Well again I decided to eat at the holidays and after in March I weighed 223 so know it's been a year since getting serious and I have lost 31 pounds not much for a years time but it's better then gaining.

I went on vacation to Ca. in March of this year and ate pretty good for vacation brought snacks and I even worked out in the hotel gym. My cardio was really good such a difference from when I had been there a year and a half before.

So after vacation in April I decided I am going to start writing my food down every day and my fitness and get serious. By May I am strong I actually Ran on the treadmill at the gym it felt good. I was all worried about what everyone thought of me. When in reality everyone was busy doing there own thing it was all in my head.

I went home after running and started researching programs for running. I found one on ABOUT.com. I was very excited something new and a challenge. So On May 1st. I started with my program at the gym. I remember thinking wow I like coming here my girlfriend would walk on the treadmill beside mine while I was running and encourage me.

On May 14th I decided to check out Spark I was tired of logging my food in a book my Mom had told me about it months prior but did I listen NO.

I logged on as MOVINITMORE that's exactly what I had been doing so I thought that's a good name. Well I set up my Nutrition tracker and the Fitness tracker I didn't realize they even had that. I was excited to say the least. Then I started looking around at the teams and reading blogs.

That's where my Title comes to into play. I was about 3 weeks into my 5k training and I really started doubting Running at my Size. I even told my friend maybe this isn't for me this running thing. I think I should lose some more weight and try again doing it when I am smaller. (I think I have done that all my life and really it's sad to let life pass you by because of weight)

The next day I logged onto spark and thought let me check out this couch to 5k program/group. I was just peaking around reading stuff in a chit chat room that these girls had wrote about running while chunky. I even seen a team called Fat girls can run. I never joined but Just reading all the stuff helped me so much that I finished my 5k program and signed up to run my first 5k on July 4th weekend. (Oh that too played games with my head like are you crazy doing this I went back and fourth in my head with it) But again there where spark people out there doing it so I knew it could be done!!!

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU today for all the girls out there who wrote blogs and wrote about running at your size if it wasn't for you & spark I would NOT be training to do a half marathon the end of November.

I want to say THANK YOU to all my SPARK FRIENDS for encouraging me every day on this journey.

This year I am not eating my way threw the Holidays I am RUNNING & TRAINING FOR A HALF THE WEEKEND AFTER THANKSGIVING AND FOR ANOTHER HALF IN FEB.

Actually while training I have realized that you do need to eat a lot more to fuel your body for the LONG RUN and I will but it will be HEALTHY!!!!

Thanks again for reading this long blog and for being there.

I LOVE YOU GUYS SPARK PEOPLE ROCK !!!!!





  
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JENNIFER124 9/28/2010 3:20PM

    it was because of SP that i ran my first 1/2!!! you are in good company!!

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MADEMCHE 9/19/2010 9:54PM

    So proud of you! You are doing such a great job and inspire me to work harder and go further! And we started at around the same time, so we are SP starting buddies too! Cheering each other on, that is what SP is all about. You rock girl!

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SUPERSMILE37 9/17/2010 1:51PM

    Isn't it amazing how many people inspire us to do things we had no idea we could do or even would want to do.

So proud of you. I am signed up for 2 5Ks one on Thaniksgiving day and one Nov 7th

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KATHLEEN0222 9/12/2010 10:03PM

    Congratulations on being in it for the LONG HAUL!!! You've come such a long way. what an incredible journey! You never know or realize until you try. You are a true inspiration! emoticon for being YOU!!

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LJOHN44 9/12/2010 9:23AM

    Awesome Blog! You GO girl!
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ANEPANALIPTI 9/12/2010 8:01AM

    AWESOME

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NITELITE72 9/11/2010 11:27PM

    Thank you for this blog...it was amazing. You are accomplishing great things...and motivating people with your journey, too!!! emoticon

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FLBEACHBUM14 9/11/2010 10:00PM

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Congratulations on both your journey AND for this great blog! You ROCK and writing your story will help others start running too!
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VIRGINIAGRETA 9/11/2010 9:07PM

    You rock!! I loved reading this, it echos so much of my own journey. You continuously inspire and motivate everyone...especially me!! I can't wait to hear how your half goes!!

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PELESJEWEL 9/11/2010 8:57PM

    emoticon AWESOME Blog! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing your journey!! Your joy jumps out with glee. Running has set you FREE! I have added you as a friend so I can watch your journey unfold! All the best!

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ERINBEAR1876 9/11/2010 8:33PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your story! There are MANY reasons you are a SparkPeople Motivator, and one of them is because you inspire those of us who don't believe we can do something...to go out and at least try! I am so proud of you for what you have accomplished, and your attitude with it. You are such a positive person, and an amazing one at that! I am amazed at the fact that you are doing a HM in November AND February. You ROCK! I heart you, and you know I will always be here to support and encourage you, because you always do that for me!

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DELPHYNE 9/11/2010 7:43PM

    I cannot wait to hear about your half marathon journey!! You are very inspiring!

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PINKBEANBOO 9/11/2010 7:32PM

    Someon sparked you. You spark me. SPARK LIVES ON & ON & ON & ON.
Thank you for all the encouraging comments you leave for me.

You should be so proud of yourself.
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ASHARON 9/11/2010 7:22PM

    What a great story! You rock! Don't let people tell you big girls can not run. I am training for a 10K in Oct and I still weigh over 200lbs. I might be slow but I will finish!!!
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You can't please everyone so you got to please yourself!!!

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BOGUSANNIE 9/11/2010 5:56PM

    Wow a half so soon? Good for you..I started running in July and am only looking to do a half in January of 2012...
You rock!
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PLNJAYNE 9/11/2010 5:50PM

    You're emoticon and such a big part of my own motivation to keep going with running. So, the THANKS go right back to you for being a part of Spark People!

Here's to running, rather than eating, through the holidays! My race schedule kicks off with a 5K on my birthday, and continues through the 12Ks of Christmas race, and a 1/2 marathon in January. Can't let my old holiday habits derail my training.

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THENEWDARLENE 9/11/2010 5:39PM

    Great Blog! I'm thankful for the spark website, too, and for all the members who share so freely. It's nice to know that BIG girls can be active! I can't wait to hear all about your half marathon. I know you are going to be FABULOUS!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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WOMANCHEF 9/11/2010 5:30PM

    WE fat girls can run!!! You are way farther ahead in the running than I am. I'm runnng my first 5k in 2 weeks and you are an inspiration. Keep it up girl!!!! emoticon

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THEWYRDWOMAN 9/11/2010 4:37PM

    Your blog "Fat Girls Can Run a 5K" is why I decided I want to run -- you are a great inspiration. I am beginning Couch to 5K tomorrow; doing a 5K WALK next Sunday. You are a winner in my book!!
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BIGMAMAT 9/11/2010 2:51PM

    I love your story! It's good to hear someone be honest about ups and downs and roadblocks in the road! I am excited about your half marathon! You go girl. If it was close, I would love to come and see you do it! You Rock!!! emoticon

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PHDMAMA06 9/11/2010 2:31PM

    what a wonderful story! Congrats on all the great changes you have made to your lifestyle and all the best with your half marathon training!

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LAURIE5658 9/11/2010 2:27PM

    Ah ha! YOU caught the running bug, didn't you? And it won't leave, right? That makes yoiu a runner! Congratulations on all that you have accomplished and BEST WISHES for all the running celebrations and successes yet to come as there will be MANY!!!!

YOU RAWK!

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CRZYRUNRGRL 9/11/2010 2:11PM

    What a great story! Thank you for sharing! You will do fantastic on your half marathon and I can't wait to read the race report!


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AMYCOOLJ 9/11/2010 1:20PM

    You were once inspired by other "sparkies" now YOU are the inspiration. I just love sparkpeople! Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing the pics of you at the finish line of your half marathon!
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DJD008 9/11/2010 12:59PM

    You are amazing! Keep up the running, it will take you great places! Good luck! emoticon

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WORTHEYMOM 9/11/2010 12:42PM

    You have been my inspiration! When I really started reading blogs at the end of May, I found yours! You are the reason I am training for a 10K! Thank you for all that you have done! Keep it up - by you moving forward, it pushed me to keep going too!

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INDIANOAKS 9/11/2010 12:37PM

    What a journey you have been on!! And WOW -- the progress you've made!! It's BEYOND awesome emoticon. Thanks for sharing all of it in your blog -- VERY INSPIRING and motivating! emoticon YOU are part of why Spark is SO fabulous! emoticon Best of luck as you continue your training -- will look forward to your further posts of your progress and success with your half marathons! emoticon

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ELORACGO 9/11/2010 12:01PM

    You are amazing! I started running last March too, but I am just maybe looking at starting a 10k training pogram. And you are doing the half program!!!!

Continue on my friend, you are a true insiration!

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