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OMG! How could I forget THAT day???

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Today, my schedule called for 6 miles of hills. Actually it called for speed work but I don't like speed work (yet) so I substitute hills. The only hills we have here in FL is the Causeway Bridge. When I run the bridge, I normally only run it for 4 miles at most. Up and down is 1 mile.

The first two times up and down were pretty much uneventful except for the NNE 15mph wind I ran into.

While I was going up the hill for the 3rd time around the 3 mile mark, my legs started fatiguing.

So, now the conversation in my head starts and it goes something like this.....

Hum, where is that coming from? Why are my legs so tired already? Must just be....

I don't know what it must be but I must stop thinking about it.

Okay, change your thoughts. Focus on something else.

Like what?

I don't care, anything. Just STOP thinking about your legs!!

Wow! Look at those kayaker's on the river below us.

That looks like fun.

Well, it's fun right now because they are going with the wind.

Yep, I'd hate to be them trying to row back to shore in the NNE 15 mph headwind.

That's going to be tough.

Yep, sure it.

Still feeling them legs?

Yep, sure am.

Okay...Then, think of something else.

Other then this headwind, it's a beautiful October day. The sky is blue. The weather has cooled down. The humidity is low.

It is a beautiful morning.

What's the date today?

It's October 6th.

October 6th?



What? What's wrong??

I missed it!!

Missed what?

October 4th!!

Yeah, so? What's so big about October 4th??

OMG!! October 4th was the day my life changed 2 years ago!! How could I have forgotten that???

Your life changed?


OH YEAH!! October 4th!! I remember now!

MY 2 YEAR SPARKVERSARY passed and I missed it!! I completely forgot about it!!

How could you possibly forget the day your life changed!

I don't know but I did! I forgot it!

Well, you do look amazingly different then you did 2 years ago!

I AM DIFFERENT!! I'm 42 pounds lighter! I'm healthier! I eat better! I exercise!

You do!

And I'm a runner!!

You are! You're a runner of hills!!

Woo Hoo!!


Woo Hoo!! Let's go!

And with that last thought in my mind, I took off with the wind! A huge smile on my face and thinking about these last 2 years and how SparkPeople changed my life.

And guess what?

Those last 3 miles of hills were conquered without a second thought given to my tired legs!!

I was too happy to even think about them anymore!!

Happy Belated 2nd Sparkversary to me!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KASHMIR 10/6/2010 12:21PM

    emoticon Woo Hoo for a FANTASTIC Hill run!!!

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GOOFYGIRL48 10/6/2010 12:20PM

    Happy Spark-aversary!

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TIGGER622 10/6/2010 12:17PM

    too funny!!!! YOU CRACK ME UP! Happy SPARKversary!!!! You are awesome!!!

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MBSHAZZER 10/6/2010 12:16PM

    Awesome, Suezette!!! 2 years... went by pretty fast! You have come so far and have lots and lots to be proud of!!


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CYNEDRA 10/6/2010 12:07PM

    Happy Spark anniversary. I was wondering what part of Florida you are running in. If you are near the Tampa bay area, I recently discovered that the Suncoast Parkway Trail north of State Road 50 has some nice ones.

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FINDINGMEIN2012 10/6/2010 12:07PM

    emoticon Happy Anniversary! Great blog - what an inspiration!!

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BENJAMINSBABY 10/6/2010 11:57AM

    Awwww YAY! Happy belated 2yr!!! You've come so far! And you still inspire me like crazy! xoxo

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LAURIE5658 10/6/2010 11:50AM

    Oh Suezette!! Happy 2nd Sparkiversary!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/6/2010 11:49AM

    My hills are in a parking garage, running up and down ramps.
Happy Sparkeversary! emoticon

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RENLA6991 10/6/2010 11:47AM

    emoticon Happy Sparkversary, and congratulations on your success!

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MONTY68 10/6/2010 11:47AM

What an awesome blog, loved all of it about the hills and ignoring it and your description is awesome. BUT, as I was reading and wondering what you forgot, you told us.
So as, you and the others have said, a great big belated Happy second Sparkversary.
You have done a awesome job in your 2 years and congratulations. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARKTHOR 10/6/2010 11:44AM

    Congratulations on a great 2 years! Here's looking forward to many more.

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GLADGAD 10/6/2010 11:38AM

    GREAT conversation! Congratulations on your Sparkiversary, losing 42 lbs, becoming a runner, and smiling on those hills! I think that last one more than anything proves you have changed. WTG!

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ANDREA963 10/6/2010 11:35AM

    emoticon Happy Belated 2nd Sparkversary to you!!! emoticon

Awesome Blog!

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ANDREA0301 10/6/2010 11:34AM

    Happy Sparkversary to you!!!

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