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Post-It-Note Patrol

Friday, August 10, 2012

Don't ask me what the heck made me think way back to my elementary school days, the safety patrols, remember them? Students patrolling the halls to make sure there was no running and helping kids get off the school bus. CONFESSION: We secretly called them safety nerds, lol.




I was never a safety nerd, but I secretly wanted to be. I'm starting the adult version of the safety patrols called the Post-it-Note Patrols. Yep, I'm a post-it nerd and I'm sure I'm not the only one out here in SPARK land that is a perpetual post-it note pasting poo-bah.

If you were to walk in my house and take a look around you would see that the "Post-It-Note Patrol" has been on duty. I've been a little lacking in motivation lately, I have been keeping with my routine, but found I am just lacking some old fashion GUSTO. I had to come up with something to get my rear in gear. Something to remind me to get up, keep moving forward and just plain ole get off my butt and DO IT !!!!!



The big ones in the middle are for my TV room and kitchen - to STOP mindless snacking after dinner. The rest are for daily motivation and are placed throughout my bedroom - nightstand, bathroom mirror, etc. A daily reminder of what I need to do.

I'd like to enlist your help, I'd like you to part of my post-it-patrol.... Send me a couple one-liners that I can write on a post-it note, I want to personalize then with your name on them, for example....

Skinnypowell1 says.... Give it Your Best.

You know I think about all of you often, daily even, so seeing your "name in lights" on a post-it is going to remind me that YOU want to help me succeed. So pen me a post-it. Thanks yall.

  
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BILL60 8/16/2012 7:44AM

    Hang tough!!
Persevere!!
You're a winner!!
Excellence is in me!!
Giving up is foreign to me!!

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HALFFAST 8/14/2012 3:13PM

    What a great idea! Here's mine: Be Your Own Super Hero!

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NATPLUMMER 8/13/2012 7:54PM

    Excellent!!

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DRKYASHI 8/11/2012 1:01PM

    emoticonidea! Here's mine: "3P's: Proteins, Portions, & Positivity..." Hope you post the 'new' collage for us to see! emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 8/11/2012 8:18AM

    Happiness is a choice

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2HAMSDIET 8/10/2012 10:21PM

    ... Yes, every thing counts so keep on track.....

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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/10/2012 9:44PM

    You never fail to amaze me. emoticon

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 8/10/2012 9:26PM

    One of my favs is:

Losing weight is hard.
Living fat is hard.
Choose your hard.

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SKFEREBEE 8/10/2012 3:27PM

    Fulfill your best-self vision.

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SUEAZZI 8/10/2012 2:06PM

    It Matters

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Love post-its!

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JLITT62 8/10/2012 11:03AM

    What you believe, you achieve

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PIXIEMOM13 8/10/2012 11:00AM

    How about "I am WORTH it!" ?


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BOILHAM 8/10/2012 10:49AM

    The old man ran today, did you?

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ONMYMEDS 8/10/2012 9:06AM

    Ban Post-it notes! emoticon

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SAMI199 8/10/2012 9:05AM

    Sami says~ "Run" your Life

Awesome idea-I love office supplies-so a trip to Staples is in my future-

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MARATHON_MOM 8/10/2012 9:01AM

    There's an "I DID IT" waiting at the end...

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A Fish and Chick Tale

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A fisherman would say...A bad day fishing is better than a good day at the office.



From a runner's view it would be.....



The weather here has been horrible...rain, thunderstorms, high-heat, humidity, yuck - so I have been on a short hiatus from my running. 10 days of no running, OMGEEEE, that was the unthinkable. I don't think I could have made it another day without getting in some running. Weather is not an excuse. [I would gladly trade the heat for some cooler weather, no snow though]



I donned the running gear last night after work and hit the pavement. It was about 90 degrees, with 80% humidity, a real steam bath. Started out slow and decided I was just going to do whatever I could for an hour, mileage didn't matter, just getting out there to do it. About half way through my Garmin battery died (DUH Lisa, you're supposed to charge it) so I was mad that I couldn't track my run and my HRM wouldn't work either, dang it. (NOTE TO SELF: charge the darn thing beforehand). Whaa, whaa, whaa - my fanny pack kept getting twisted, the volume button on my iphone headphones is broke AGAIN, and I just couldn't really get comfortable and settle into my run, until about a 1/2 mile from home. I should have just kept going after that but I was just in one of those "moods". When I got home and tracked the run the old fashioned way (how barbaric) I ended up just shy of 4 miles and only about 40 minutes, how did I ever survive without my Garmin anyway?

During my run I thought about my good ole SP buddy BOILHAM (Vic) - he runs in the heat of Florida (not envious of that). We have a little inside-joke about running like a chick when it's hot outside (and in NO WAY is that meant to insult women, lol), While I was slogging along I thought "Gee I'm running like a Vic ChicK", hahahahaha. Hey Vic, we could patent that saying and come up with t-shirts and all sorts of merchandise, just include me as a partner in your new merchandising business. I can see it now...a sea of t-shirts at races and sports shops with the logo.....



I finished up my run, a little disappointed at the things that hadn't gone right, but I had done it, no excuses. I kept my pinky promise to SAMI199 and just got out there.

A bad run is better than NO run at all.




  
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DEECANDOITAGAIN 8/11/2012 7:59PM

    I know exactly what "mood" you are referring to! This AM I got that way on my bike ride. I was so frustrated with my speed (or lack thereof) that I just said, "I'm done. Let's go back." Hubby was confused since we were almost to the 35 mile mark, where I like to turn around. I was just so irritated with my lack of energy/speed. Hubby reminded me that we were going up hill and that was all I needed to finish. I felt great on the way home; thankful, like you, that I did it. Surely if I hadn't finished, I would have remained in a funk. WTG! Conquering the heat and other obstacles, the way you did!

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SUEAZZI 8/10/2012 2:41PM

    I don't like to run in the humidity and high temps either but I've made myself go out in the morning before it really heats up and gets gross. A bad run IS better than NO run at all. emoticon No Excuses Vic Chick!

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2HAMSDIET 8/9/2012 8:49PM

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SKFEREBEE 8/9/2012 4:10PM

    During every hot & humid run I've been doing lately I keep imagining how much faster I'll be in the fall or even when the mornings are a little cooler. This is one summer I hope isn't going to be an Indian summer.

And I always say a bad run is better than no run at all. It's the effort that counts :o)

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JLITT62 8/9/2012 1:58PM

    I'm about to hit th treadmill soon. Hot & humid & thundering. Tired & really don't wanna do a tempo run . . . but I'll do it anyway & think of you.

Missed your blogs!

Thanks for the kind comments on mine.

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DRKYASHI 8/9/2012 11:42AM

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TOOTHFUL99 8/9/2012 10:59AM

    I think if you went fishing in the morning and running in the evening...just think of the awesome day you'd have!

Keep running, Girlie! It keeps you strong!

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BOILHAM 8/9/2012 9:47AM

    Ha ha, "Vic's Chicks" I love it.

Ya know, guys my age, who were young bucks before political correctness ruled, can say all kinds of stuff and get away with it.

Especially if you have a twinkle in your eye when ya say it.

Vic

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PAMNANGEL 8/9/2012 9:39AM

    If only my sciatica would let me run! Run one for me!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/9/2012 9:31AM

    Dang straight!!! I would have probably considered turning around, but not you! You're SuperWoman...or should I say SuperChick!!! emoticon emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 8/9/2012 9:00AM

    oh good for you you didn't let anything get in the way emoticon

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SAMI199 8/9/2012 8:51AM

    You are funny from where I sit...You had a Fantastic Run!!!

You did it-even though you had every reason to forget about it.
You did it-even though you were hot,annoyed, & frustrated.
You did it because you are a warrior-not giving in-No Excuses!

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CMKARLS 8/9/2012 8:20AM

  thanks for sharing

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Give Up Chocolate???

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Quick blog just to let everyone know I'm still here and that I haven't quit Spark, etc. Life has been crazy busy, big family wedding with lots of relatives in town for the upcoming weekend and week. Hope everyone is well, I'll stop in when I can. My love to you all.



  
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MOMMARUNNER77 8/20/2012 2:14PM

    I love chocolate... especially during TOM!!!
I love all chocolate, dark, milk, white..... another treat... chocolate covered gummy bears, or jube jubes!!!!

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PAMNANGEL 8/20/2012 1:06PM

    I'd have quit breathing to quit chocolate!
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WONDERWOMAN 8/8/2012 9:59PM

    Have a great week. Eat a little chocolate.

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BILL60 8/8/2012 8:32AM

    Agreed!!

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    Nope,I could never be a quitter! emoticon emoticon

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SHARON10002 8/7/2012 10:23PM

    I'm no quitter either! Had my chocolate fix today with Chocolate Rice Cake and Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter on top for my afternoon snack! emoticon
This saying is how my DIL signs her emails.

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SUEAZZI 8/7/2012 8:08PM

    My favorite is chocolate granola, nope, not quitting it. Enjoy the wedding and family festivities! emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 8/7/2012 4:33PM

    Good for you...........I'm not a quitter either. I was shopping the other day and only bought one candy bar so I wouldn't have any to pig out on later.

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GINGERLY4 8/7/2012 1:44PM

    I'm not a quitter either!

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LISAINMS 8/7/2012 1:27PM

    I'm no quitter either!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 8/7/2012 1:18PM

    I've been busy, too. Miss you though. I hope to be back sparking more in the fall. Hugs, darlin'!


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JLITT62 8/7/2012 1:12PM

    Nope, they'll pry that dark chocolate from my cold, dead hands!

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MYLADY4 8/7/2012 12:13PM

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DRKYASHI 8/7/2012 11:39AM

    emoticonI wouldn't quit chocolate either!

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A Journey of 1,000 Miles

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"A journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step"
Lao-tzu, Chinese Philosopher

Celebrating 1,000 miles. Saturday I hit the milestone of running 1,000 miles. I can't remember when I officially started tracking mileage but I'm guessing it's been since Sept/Oct 2010. It's been a long road to rack up this many miles, but I am proud to say that I have accomplished it.



I was first introduced to the running community when I was a kid, probably about 8 or so. My dad was a runner and I went to all of his races as his cheerleader. He ran track in high school, then moved on to running with a local running group, then on to ultras, even 250-mile mountain races. I always wondered "why would anybody want to inflict that kind of torture?" He was always running, he even carried the torch for the Police Olympics back in the 80's. Dad was quite the runner back in the day.

He would sign me for to run the one-mile fun runs at all the races he ran, and I absolutely hated running, I mean HATED IT !!!!. I was never any good at it, but I did these one-mile runs to keep dad happy, but he never really knew how much I really HATED IT, lol. I grew clever as I approached the teen years, hmmmm, how could I get out of running these silly little one-mile fun runs? I volunteered. I would volunteer at all his races - from packet picket to water girl to clean up crew, I did it all and I didn't have to run, pretty smart eh?

Now fast forward 32 years....

At 246 pounds, dad suggested I start walking to get the weight off. So I walked, and walked, and walked. I would walk night after dinner and every day on my lunch hour, even walking and reading a book at the same time, just to keep the ole body in motion. Then dad mentioned the nasty word...... RUNNING. Are you kidding me, a fat lady running? So I decided to give it a whirl, just to see if by some chance I would like running now, I mean I hated it as a kid, but I took a stab at it.

I'd walk for 3 minutes, run for 30 seconds, dang...I wasn't getting anywhere doing that, or so I thought. But I kept at it until I could actually run for 30 seconds. OK, this is not too bad, I thought.

So now I'm up to attempting to run around the block - 1.5 miles around the block. Took a while to conquer this with the 3 minute walk, 30 second jog, oooh how I would be out of breath and my legs burned like someone had set them on fire, feeling the quad/hamstring burn, youch. WOW, this was really hard. Do I quit or keep at it?

After months around this same 1.5-block, I did it...I could actually jog the whole way without stopping, that was quite an accomplishment. I had made some serious progress for a 246-pounder.

I kept doing this same routine a couple times a week, worked out at the gym and dropped about 70 pounds. Dad then told me I should step up my running game, it was getting a little easier since I had lost the weight, so what the heck, I'll keep at it.

My first 5K was in Sept. 2010.... I can't believe I ran the whole thing, yeah. Now should I do another 5K to see if I can better my time? I guess, so I ran a couple of 5K and the time started getting better. Ohh, there's a cool 10K race for Halloween, you get to run in a Halloween costume, that sounded like fun, so Sis and I took the challenge. We did it - a whopping 6-miler, running the whole way without stopping, dang....WE ROCKED IT !!!

A Valentine's Day 14K, should I do that one? There are supposed to have hot firefighter dudes passing out flowers to the ladies at the finish line, hmmmm could be fun. So I trained and trained and trained. I had never run anymore than 6-miles during training and by the time I hit mile 7 I couldn't feel my legs anymore, but I kept going - I DID IT !!!!!!!!!! 9-miles and a cheesy carnation given to me by a "woman" firefighter, what the heck? where was the shirtless muscle man firefighter dude?

Kept up with my running after the big 9-miler for a while, but I was losing interest in running, it was starting to get hot outside and knew I didn't want to run in the heat, so kinda took it easy for a while. Ended up having foot surgery, so that forced me to take a break. I remember I couldn't wait to get the clearance from the doctor to run again. Then another setback - gall bladder surgery, uggh. But I kept getting back out there, I had missed running. [Did I really just say that?]

I set my sights on my first half-marathon in Nov. 2011. Sis and I made a pact that we would do this together. About 4 weeks into our 12 week training, she injured her back, so no running for her. So I kept on training alone, boy was that lonely. Should I forget about it or keep going, could I do it without her? All kinds of doubts starting filling my head....13.1 miles is way too far for me and I just don't think I can do it. The more I doubted the more resolute I became, I kept at it. I'm gonna do this. Then about 2 weeks before race day, my knee started collapsing on me, what the heck was happening. I tried to run the training plan best I could but still was having pains. Race day came and I ran the first 10 miles ok then the pain hit, I dragged myself the last 3 miles in tears, why???? Because I want to be a runner and I wouldn't give up. Finished the race, and I thought I was finished with running, 13.1 is far enough.



The injury sidelined me for about 3 months, but back at it again, and have been since January of this year. I've got a full race schedule for the next few months and a repeat of my first half-marathon again this November, looking forward to a RE-DO. After that it's on to training for a my first full marathon in March 2013, have I totally lost my mind? My answer to this question follows:

Running keeps me always challenging myself and keeps me believing that I CAN go further and faster (not as fast as I would like). I push myself beyond where I thought I could go, it helps me see and know what I made of. A feeling of accomplishment. I look at people around me and I see some who have started running and then quit, some that used to race that aren't racing now...but I'M STILL HERE, taking pride in what I do, one run at a time. 1,000 miles behind me, always looking forward to the runs ahead of me.

Never judge a person til you've run a 1,000 miles in their shoes and remember they have started their journey with...one step at a time.







  
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ARTSY_CANDICE 8/8/2012 5:29PM

    You are such a wonderful inspiration!!!

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FITBY40-2015 8/4/2012 10:11PM

    well said! Congratulations on your success:) emoticon emoticon

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RUNNING 1000 miles!!! Your dad was really a great dad to get you going, probably knowing all along that once you started you'd persevere. Loved your recap, and remember reading some of those milestone blogs! Congratulations!!!
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TOOTHFUL99 8/2/2012 6:47PM

    I love how your dad got you running in a backhanded way by planting the idea in your head and letting you go. Cheers to him!

Now...here's another word...bicycle....lol!

Have a great day!

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CLASSICALSHELLY 8/2/2012 8:49AM

    Lisa, what a wonderful blog! You inspire me. Although I have lost over 180 pounds....I have yest to mater running more than 1.5 miles at a time - and that is a struggle. Since I was so obese, I have a lot of skin that gets in the way & makes my running harder, I think. Keep up the amazing journey!! Hugs, Shelly

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2HAMSDIET 8/1/2012 6:48PM

    Your are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story. emoticon

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MOMMACASSEY 8/1/2012 3:38PM

    Holy cow! That's a lot of running!

I've never been a fan of running but have tried it in intervals... maybe one of these days I can build up to learning how to be a runner.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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DGIBSON02 7/31/2012 10:42PM

    Never realized that your first 5k we did together. Now you are making me want to add mine up. Congrats on 1k miles. As the great philosophet Forrest Gump would say, "you ran a long way"!!! Next up our 10k!!!!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 7/31/2012 10:25PM

    I love you!!!! You're awesome and cool and inspiring and a wonder woman!!! emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 7/31/2012 9:39PM

    You are awsome, unbelievable, dedicated, and inspiring. Way to go...........................!

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TEACHLIZARD 7/31/2012 8:42PM

    WOW - 1000 miles!! That is amazing.
Here I was all geeked because I got in 21.8 miles via running and walking in a single week.
really something for me to shoot for.
You are SO INSPIRATIONAL!

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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/31/2012 5:53PM

    Thanks to Sami for steering me to this blog. It was inspirational.

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DEECANDOITAGAIN 7/31/2012 5:41PM

    Wow; your story brings tear to my eyes. I'm just amazed by your perseverance and drive! Congratulations!

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    that is a wonderful story and accomplishment emoticon

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GR8CGRM 7/31/2012 2:15PM

    You rock sis. Once I get settled into married life you and I are going to make schedule to run together again.. Stinks without you.. We will rock that marathon like never before.. We have Wicked and Valentines race to warm up. We will accomplish our short term goal!!!! Love ya

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon That is awesome!!! Way to go!!! Very inspiring!!!

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BOILHAM 7/31/2012 11:33AM

    You are just so awesome! From such humble beginnings - to running a full marathon. Logging all those miles, through the pain and doubts, I am so proud of you.

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SUEAZZI 7/31/2012 10:39AM

    What a terrific accomplishment and an awesome idea to track 1000 miles! I'm so glad you shared your story, everyone's journey is different and it's so inspiring and encouraging that it's possible! I laughed how you hated to run as a kid because I did too. Congrats on finding the runner in you! Cheers to the next 1000 miles! emoticon emoticon
Way to go Dad!

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ONMYMEDS 7/31/2012 10:31AM

    It's always interesting to hear how another runner is born. Some arrive willingly, but I think most of us get there more like yourself, kicking and screaming and fighting it all the way, until one day......we discover......we love running.

Congratulations on your milestone.
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JLITT62 7/31/2012 9:57AM

    You will inspire so many people with this post, just as you've always inspired me!

I think you need a redo of the firefighter run, you totally need a shirtless firefighter handing you a rose!

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FREE2BMEINVA 7/31/2012 9:52AM

    Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment! You are truly inspiring to all of us!

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THATGIRL0515 7/31/2012 9:23AM

    So now if I only move 16 miles away, it won't be no big thing! :) NAH I think I will just stay here!
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MZSLYDE01 7/31/2012 9:15AM

    OH HOW WONDERFUL. This definitely inspires me. Glad you kept at it and glad your dad encouraged you. I am so proud you didn't quit. Now look at what you have accomplished. It just keeps getting better too.

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BILL60 7/31/2012 9:15AM

    That's why you're my "Bud". You have heart and you have guts. There's absolutely no "Quit" in you. BTW, what a great Dad you have. Hang tough, my friend.

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SAMI199 7/31/2012 9:08AM

    Thank you for sharing your journey-It is inspiring to hear how you started & how far you've come-or gone-lol. One Thousand Miles-wow!

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I Am a Warrior Woman

Monday, July 30, 2012

I am a proud member of the Toby Keith Warrior Nation and I am a proud finisher of the Military Challenge 5K.

It's been an exciting past few days, I attended the Toby Keith concert last Thursday. He is such a super entertainer, he never disappoints, this was my 10th Toby concert, I never miss a year. Best of all was that my BFF and I went together, so glad we get to enjoy quality time together drooling over Toby, lol, Mr. Super Hawt Toby.





My SIL, two grandkiddos and I participated as a team on Saturday in the Military Challenge 5K. Team TSA is the local chapter for Tourettes Syndrome. My GS has Tourettes and he is very active in promoting awareness and is in the mentoring program, what a great way to raise awareness - wearing a Team TSA shirt in local races. I will be donning that shirt for my marathon debut in the spring also.



I must say that I was really nervous about this whole deal, I was more nervous for this 5K than I was running my first half marathon. I was worried about my abilities to do the obstacles along the course and I was worried about the heat. Last year I was a spectator at this event and it was 100 degrees at 8:00 in the morning, so I was really hoping the weather would be different this year. Race day it was 75 degrees, overcast, and the humidity was a little high, but after last year's weather - this was considered perfect. It didn't start heating up until about the last half mile. And for the past week it has rained every night so the course was super muddy, swamp like even.

We all started out as a team and the guys were supposed to hang with us ladies to help us over some of the obstacles but when the gun went off, us girlies (my GD and I) were left on our own, figures. We decided we were going to stick together and help each other. Super fun race - 3.3 miles and 25 obstacles – hardest three miles I’ve ever run and the most fun. I would definitely do it again – wading in ditches waist deep in mud, mud tires, rope webs, climbing over hurdles, hay bale mountains, plank walk, a lake crossing, army crawling thru mud pits, and climbing a two story cargo net. Thanks to my GD for helping me out of some of those mud ditches. We stuck together and finished together - what a proud moment to cross the finish line with my GD.



The course was super muddy, and I was so worried about slipping or twisting something. I was so careful the entire race, taking my time to avoid injury. I am happy to say I made it to the last obstacle injury free. We were on the last obstacle, the giant slip-n-slide. I sat down and went about 3 feet and a tree root under the mat caught me square on my tailbone, ouch. Boy did that hurt and it still hurts, but it could have been worse. I have a small cut on my knee, who knows where I did that, but I am lucky to have walked away without discombobulating anything, lol.

My DH was at the finish line and the first thing I asked was if we beat the boys, and guess what???? We beat the boys, oh heck yeah, except my GS, he was the first on our team to finish. Girl Power, woo hoo.



We enjoyed an after race shower, lol - I got blasted in the ear with that super hose, but it was refreshing since the temperature was rising and it was nice to be able to wash off some of the mud.



After party wasn't so fantastic...hot dogs, ugghhh.



There were 68 finishers in the Female 40 to 44 age group I was 31. 1480 finishers in the 5K+ Run division - overall finish place was 910, my gender finish place was 344. "Chip" time 49:03.30. Team TSA finished 11/18 – woo hoo.

Thoughts during the race....it was super muddy and warm - but our military members who train hard and are in far away places don't get to pick their conditions - they serve where duty calls. Thru mud and heat our military warriors continue to fight and serve for our freedom - shout out to the men and women in the military who are the REAL Warriors.

From a runner's view....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6-X5d2QdOk

  
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RUNNER12COM 7/31/2012 6:04PM

    What a wonderful run and a great experience for you!

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JANEMARIE77 7/31/2012 7:19AM

    Great job that took courage as a runner

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2HAMSDIET 7/31/2012 12:35AM

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BOILHAM 7/30/2012 9:25PM

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That must have been real fun! You guys sure looked like you enjoyed it. Good job. Proud of you!!
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MYLADY4 7/30/2012 5:42PM

    How fun, I missed doing a Warrior Dash this year due to a funeral but I am thinking that I need to do one next year.

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LISAINMS 7/30/2012 4:16PM

    Way to go! I did a Warrior Dash and it was a blast!

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HOTDEENOW 7/30/2012 2:44PM

    That's Awesome, glad to see how well you are doing! I have just recently gotten back into spark people and i have to say you look amazing!

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BILL60 7/30/2012 2:12PM

    You're truly amazing. Your energy is totally contagious. Way to go!!

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SUEAZZI 7/30/2012 12:12PM

    You are truly a warrior! I thought of you all weekend remembering the event. Looks like a lot of work but a blast and definitely worth the cause. Psyched you beat the guys!! You amaze me; I just might have to put this on my bucket list! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1HOTMAMA2BE 7/30/2012 11:47AM

    You're AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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SAMI199 7/30/2012 10:59AM

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Only you could make mud "Sparkle"

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SKFEREBEE 7/30/2012 10:48AM

    Impressive!!! I am so afraid if I ran in mud like that I would fall and bust my bottom. Glad you had a great time :o)

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CONDZMOMOFJJQ 7/30/2012 10:36AM

    You are so motivating me today to get my butt moving! THANKS FOR SHARING!!
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JLITT62 7/30/2012 9:30AM

    You are emoticon!!!

Especially for beating the guys!



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DGIBSON02 7/30/2012 8:40AM

    I thought we were sticking together too until you and Heaven decided to take option b at the first wall and do the pushups instead of waiting through that 5 minute line (killed my overall time). You two did some pushups and were gone. I thought we would catch you, but noooooooooo, lol. Great job!!!

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