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Thank you SP, my SparkFriends, and most of all...GOD!

Saturday, August 01, 2009 when I first started SP about 6 weeks or so ago, I could barely run 100 feet without feeling like I was going to pass out! Well....since then, I have jogged/walked a 7 mile road race (half of which was uphill) and walked many, many miles. Today, I set out on a run and thought to myself, "I wonder if I can make it a mile??" I thought for sure I would make it half way and have to stop. Instead, I reached the mile marker and kept right on running!!!! I ran another 1/4 mile or so, walked about a 1/4 mile, and then ran ANOTHER MILE!!!

All of my SparkFriends have been such an inspiration to me. Some of them are more than 10 years older than me, and they can walk circles around me! I love each and every one of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. I especially thank Margie for all of her encouragement and for being there by my side through much of it. She may have been a slave driver at the Bix (ha ha ha), but I owe her one! We are even thinking of running a 2 mile road race in mid-August!!!

Above and beyond all of that, though, I have to thank my God, my Father, my Friend! He is there when no one else is there to push me. He lifts me up when I feel like I can't take another step. Today when I was running, I started getting tired and hot and I just started talking to Him. He sent a cool breeze that was just the refreshment I needed. He is ALWAYS by my side. I am thankful each and every day for the grace and mercy he has bestowed upon me. My love for Him grows each and every day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DNUZUM 9/16/2009 7:52PM

    I hope that I can come close to achieving what you have. You inspire me to want to get up, get moving, get fit, and get good with God.

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*DMARIE* 8/27/2009 6:15PM

    What a great post and very inspiring!

Your latest status update doesn't sound too good. Hope you are doing okay. Praying for you! hugs

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MOMTO9SWEETIES 8/3/2009 9:12AM

    Great job, Chantelle! You are inspiring! Keep up the good work!!


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GR8NRS 8/2/2009 12:00AM

    Praise God!! Thanks for posting! You are inspiring us!!

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SEWINGMEG 8/1/2009 4:56PM

    Aw Chantelle... I love and appreciate you so much... I don't know if I would have been brave enough to run the Bix alone... I could never have done it without you either and thank you SOO much! I wasn't so much a slave driver as you were just not yourself that day... I felt bad for you, but every time I asked you how you were doing, you told me FINE!!! LOL~

I am so proud of your run today... YAY!!! You are going to pass me by FAST with all this swimming and running!!! Keep up the great work, and be sure to post on my wall when you weigh-in on Monday! I want to know how good you are doing!

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T.MAESPARKLES 8/1/2009 4:44PM

    Chantelle, you will encourage and inspire so many people with what you have done! You have started with me!!

I praise God with you!!

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