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A Standing Ovation???

Thursday, September 24, 2009

So, I decided to restart Couch to 5K. I've been jogging for the last several months, just not with a lot of structure or direction....relying more on my heartrate monitor, and less on the time/distance. I've decided that I really do want to finish this out, and push myself past the illusive "28 minute" mark. And, since I'm SO slow, 28 minutes isn't even CLOSE to 5K. My sister in law is planning to do the "Turkey Trot" 5K in November, and I'm really going to make a real effort to finish the 9 week program, and keep training, so I can finish it with her...even if it takes me an

So, I took a new route on my jog this morning, and the strangest thing happened...I passed by a cute little old lady who was sitting in a chair on her front lawn, reading the paper and drinking a cup of coffee. As I jogged by, she stood up and clapped!!! How weird is that. I looked around, confused, and she just smiled at me, and gave me a thumbs up. Maybe I should go past her house everyday... definitely gave me the motivation to keep on going!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SEESKO 10/1/2009 12:02PM

    I am so proud of you. Running is not easy. It takes a lot of dedication to gain the endurance to run three miles. I know you gan do it. Oh and by the way, running can get addicting so beware.

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SESPINOSA5150 10/1/2009 11:53AM

    I wish I had one of her at my gym!!I'm just working on the 4 weeks to a mile. I am half way there. Way to go!! emoticon

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SPUNKYDUCKY 9/28/2009 3:34PM

    That is awesome! I wish that she lived in my neighborhood!

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CUBS07 9/24/2009 6:04PM

    That is neat! You can do this -- you encouraged me and I'm right here for you too. You can't see me right now but I am standing up in my office giving you a standing ovation too. Keep it up!


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JILLSMYTH 9/24/2009 12:04PM

  Oh, that's so awesome of her to encourage you like that. Something like that happening to me would just make my day.

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