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2 Year Running Anniversary


Thursday, February 24, 2011

2 years ago today, I began running. It wasn’t pretty but I did it. Even though I wanted to quit many times in the beginning, I kept going.

I've come a long way Baby!!

I’d be going for a run today to celebrate except for the fact that I’m wearing the dreaded Big Black Boot!

But I bet I could still run fast in it….LOL

I went back and read my blog about my 1st Running Anniversary titled “I can hardly believe it!” which was written on February 24, 2010. (Tooting my horn here…It was voted a Popular Blog Post.)

Ah, the memories! I can still feel that first 30 second run! It’s etched forever in my brain!

Mostly, cause I relive it with every run when I’m gasping for air wondering why I ever did this to myself.

My accomplishments this year were awesome!

(To see my list of accomplishments for my first year, see the above named blog…oh yes, shamelessly plugging that blog again….LOL)

In my second year of running I ran:

1--3k
4--5ks
8--Half Marathons
1--Full Marathon

I had a goal to run a full marathon before I was 50 years old.

I ran the Disney World Marathon (26.2 extremely fun miles!!) on January 9, 2011…..I will be 50 in April…. emoticon

I was going to run The Eye of The Dragon 10k this Saturday to mark the beginning of my 3rd year running but obviously, that’s not going to happen.

But hey, things in life happen….I just happened to injure myself on Sunday.

I’m NOT going to let it discourage me though!!

I may be down, but I’m NOT out!!

Running is a part of me now.

I will run again!!

No way will I let this set back stop me!

Why?

Because I AM a RUNNER!

So......

Tomorrow I go to the orthopedic sports doctor.

I’m being overly optimistic here and I’m betting that he is going to tell me it’s only a *minor* injury and that I can begin running again in 2 more weeks! (That will make it 3 weeks from injury)

And if he doesn’t, well then, I’ll just deal with that when the time comes.

For now, I will think POSITIVELY!!

Because I know I will have a POSITIVELY GREAT 3rd YEAR OF RUNNING!
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How can it NOT be great with the races I’m already registered for:

February 26, 2011--Eye of the Dragon 10k (Um, you can scratch this one…LOL)
March 26, 2011--Just a Short Run HM (I'm betting I run it...oh yeah!!)
April 10, 2011--Iron Girl HM
May 7, 2011--Run for the Gecko Hawaiian Luau 5k
June 25, 2011--Seattle Rock and Roll HM
November 5, 2011--Savannah Rock and Roll HM

But for now……

Will someone go celebrate for me and run a mile? emoticon

Woo Hoo!!

Life IS Good!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KBAINS114 9/10/2011 7:01PM

  Congrats on the anniversary! I hope to call myself a runner some day, only three more weeks to go in my c25k training, yea!

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PHDMAMA06 2/25/2011 11:56PM

    Congratulations on two AWESOME years of running, and may you have MANY more!

Hope your injury heals up quick!!

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YOGINIMAMA108 2/25/2011 2:44PM

    Amazing accomplishments lady! I dedicated my 3 miles this morning to your third year! If I only have a few of the experiences in my life that you have as a runner, I will be proud!
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TIGGER622 2/25/2011 11:03AM

    Girlie you are AWESOME!!! Congrats on 2 yrs of running and WOW have you done a TON in your second year. So proud of you hon! Hang in there and keep healing!

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NUTRIGIRL08 2/25/2011 10:25AM

    Sending good vibes for your appointment!!!!

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CRZYRUNRGRL 2/25/2011 9:55AM

    Lmao! I bet you could run fast in that boot but don't you dare try it!
Please text me and let me know what the sports med doc has to say!

Your journey has been such an inspiration!
Love ya girl!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/25/2011 9:13AM

    Your blog last year really inspired me to persevere. So a belated THANK YOU! emoticon

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LUV4CHOCOLATE 2/25/2011 9:06AM

    Great successes!! Way to go! WHY are you wearing a boot? I must have missed some posts during the past few days (out of town for work).

Okay - just read the blog about the incident, which explains the boot ...

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*MADHU* 2/25/2011 9:00AM

    emoticon Happy Running Anniversary emoticon

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FELIXC 2/24/2011 10:27PM

    Woo hoo, Suezette! Even with your boot, you could still beat me!

I have 17-18 miles to run this weekend, so I'll run them for YOU!


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RUN2BEFREE 2/24/2011 10:17PM

    Happy Running Anniversary! Sending good luck your way for your orthopedist visit!

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JUNEAU2010 2/24/2011 10:10PM

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 2/24/2011 9:34PM

    wow.. CONGRATULATIONS!! fantastic accomplishments and reason to BRAG! yeah you!
Annie

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DDHEART 2/24/2011 9:33PM

    Happy Runningversary...you have accomplished so much! Now, as the key twixt your shoulder blades is turned, it starts a rather odd jerking motion...big black boot causing a lopsided toddle...fingers crossed that you'll be back to your usual energizer stride by JASR!

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COOPSM 2/24/2011 9:11PM

    What a year girl!!! Amazing!!! Sorry for the setback you are facing right now...but you will be back at things in no time!!! Good luck at the Dr. tomorrow and please let us know how it goes....

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MKKAYA 2/24/2011 9:06PM

    Happy 2nd my friend! since we have done this journey together! It has been fun! You have many accomplishments congrats to you. Your Injury will only be a small setback but you will be back! no worries.

You rock and are a great inspiration to me!!
Mike


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CASSIOEPIA 2/24/2011 9:01PM

    Are you going to Hawaii in May?

Happy running anniversary (times 2). Positive thoughts work wonders!

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BOBBYD31 2/24/2011 8:54PM

    you had another great year, so many accomplishments. you are a runner and you will be back soon, i bet you will be doing JASR, maybe a shorter distance but running none the less. love ya !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DJ4HEALTH 2/24/2011 8:50PM

    Ok where did you put the fountain of youth?? I know that you have it somewhere.

Congrats on the two year of running too. Even though you will not be running in this race your heart will be running with them!

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ABSOLUTZER0 2/24/2011 8:29PM

    Congrats on the 2 year running anniversary! I'm coming up on 10 months. LOL! You have done great! I will definitely run a mile extra just for you today! Woohoo! Here is to many more annivesaries for the both of us!

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/24/2011 7:06PM

    emoticon you CERTAINLY DO NOT look your age, young lady

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

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SEYSARAH 2/24/2011 6:56PM

    Happy 2nd year anniversary...I admire your attitude, persistence, consistentcy and above all your passion for your chosen sport.

In honor of that, I walked a mile and thought about you as I worked on dance in my basement studio.

Have a wonderful celebration day!

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MIAMIA7 2/24/2011 4:33PM

    Did 3 miles for you Suezette! Congrats on your 2 yr. anniversary of running! Awesome on all you accomplished in such a short time. You rock my friend. Hugs. Anne

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NYC_NATIVE 2/24/2011 4:29PM

    Happy Running Anniversary! This put a smile on my face today.

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CCSDESTINY 2/24/2011 4:27PM

    Sweet!! Happy Runiversary :)

I'll run a mile for you today!!

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JLITT62 2/24/2011 3:29PM

    Feeling eh today so sorry can't run for you - but your attitude is definitely infectious!

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RUNNER_TIFF_07 2/24/2011 3:12PM

    Great attitude! Happy 2 year anniversary!!!! :)

I'll be running 3 miles for ya this afternoon!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 2/24/2011 3:10PM

    What a great blog!!! and funny that you can remember the date..I just know mine was in June of '09 ..I think-might have been May~~
HOpe you get positively great news at the ortho tomorrow!! And happy runniversary!!!

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DIGISCRAPPY 2/24/2011 2:43PM

    Fantastic and inspiring!

My first year of running... well... sucked. My first 5k was great, I had bronchitis and skipped my 2nd, my 3rd was tough but my teammates made it fun. My anniversary race (Turkey Trot 2010) ... I had to bail. My ankles and calves were killing me. But I'm determined that my 2nd year is going to rock.

Thanks so much for helping lead the Rookie Runners team!

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SIXFOOT1 2/24/2011 2:32PM

    Thanks for continuing to be a great inspiration!

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LIZZYP609 2/24/2011 1:47PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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LYNNANN43 2/24/2011 1:38PM

    Happy 2 year Anniversary, Suzette!!!

I can't believe how far you've come in only 2 years!

I will run for you tonight! emoticon

You'll certainly be in my thoughts & prayers as you go to your appt. tomorrow.

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DRAGONFLY1974 2/24/2011 1:31PM

    Make it 2 for 2 years!!!!!!!!!!

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GSDMIKE 2/24/2011 1:31PM

    Congrats on the milestone, and I hope the foot prognosis is positive tomorrow.

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DREBENEZER 2/24/2011 1:29PM

    Congrats on the 2 years!! I'd run a mile for you but it's my day off. emoticon

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JOPAPGH 2/24/2011 1:26PM

    Suezette, you are right: things happen.

Hope you can join me in a slow but steady 5K at JASR.

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KATHY_NATURELVR 2/24/2011 1:21PM

    I hope you get good news tomorrow! I'm finally back into my size 8's Suezette!! Woohoo!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 2/24/2011 1:12PM

    I must of known it was your 2nd anniversary - cause I ran 2.22 miles in your honor this morning early.

You will overcome anything the doctor tells you. Run safe and Smart when you get the Black Boot off - wait more important - sit in a chair and hop down from it safe and smart emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 2/24/2011 1:09PM

    Suezette, Happy Anniversary! I can't believe you've only been running for 2 years! You have accomplishes SO MUCH in those 2 years! I think I was still on the TM at the 2 year mark, with NO races under my belt!

Hope you heal quickly!

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