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Marchin' on-running towards my first 10k & gratitude

Monday, March 14, 2011

My reason to be a shiny, shiny star of human possibility:

One of my fitness goals this year is: run a 10k race - I am in week 7 of training. Yesterday I ran for 45 minutes along the river, so beautiful, lush, green.
I caught myself asking myself if I could really run that long, so I gently encouraged myself with a "give it a go, just run 15 minutes, you can do it!"
I ran 15, walked 1 minute & ran 15 more, and then another 15! emoticon
At the end, I caught up with partner & child, I felt so emoticon

Today I am grateful for my health. I have not always looked after myself.
I have denigrated, starved, ignored and abused my body in the past.
I was a perfectionist workaholic, on an unachievable quest to gain approval from my parents with my career.
Today I am grateful that all that IS in the past for me.
Tomorrow I will travel interstate to stay with my mother post her hospital stay. I have boundaries and strategies in place. I will continue my running & I have other activities planned for me. I am looking forward to hanging out with mum and seeing that her support system is working for her.
I plan to catch up on some art ideas with drawing & writing.
At least 15 minutes a day but would like to stretch it to 30.

Oh I have been really working on turning off electronic equipment by 11pm.
I am tracking it, I am doing the Spark Sleep Challenge.
I am still establishing this habit. emoticon

"DO IT mindlessly and with conviction or you’ll second guess yourself and talk your way out of going. Save the thinking for when you get there."
- Karen_NY

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KLPFIT 5/22/2011 2:35AM

    You make my inner artist want to come out and play. I'm hoping to run an 8K this year. Every day I surprise myself a little more and more. You inspire me! emoticon

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SPMCCANN 4/3/2011 2:12PM

  Well Done, keep it up! i did my first 10k last week, its a great sense of accomplishment! emoticon

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FRACTALMYTH 3/17/2011 2:36PM

    Fantastic!!! what a good looking boy and yay for an awesome run!

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FIERCEONE4PEACE 3/15/2011 10:52AM

    what a cutie! and what ag reat run!

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LIBBYFITZ 3/15/2011 4:01AM

    emoticon on the run! Well done!

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_BACK2BASICS_ 3/14/2011 9:42PM

    Sounds like a great run with the scenery too! You know you can do this!!!
Hope your mum is recuperating nicely and you continue to keep on track with your training. emoticon

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LYNNOTT 3/14/2011 9:32PM

    emoticon Good going! Keep up the great work!

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LOOSEIT57 3/14/2011 9:16PM

    Wow you are doing so well. Keep up the great work.

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KAREN_NY 3/14/2011 8:51PM

    Hey doll - love this!! FABULOUS progress toward your 10k!

PS - In the interest of full disclosure, I can't take total credit for the line at the end though - I'll share the credit with Yoovie. ;)

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