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May- I say I am awesome!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I have been very quiet blog-wise but active within our sparkling community. emoticon
I have been slow, determined and consistent with my running training.
I have had a few set-backs in training for my 10km race.
I chose to run the 5km Run The Rock in April instead of the 10km - simply because I forgot my freakin' runners when packing for this fabulous weekend get away with my partner! I was determined to walk the event bare foot if need be but luckily the event organiser has the same shoe size as moi.
She graciously lent me her very own marathon runners (I literally ran a mile in her shoes)! emoticon
I ran my firs 8 km race this month: The Mothers Day Classic.
For this event I traveled interstate and ran with my brother, his 2 teen boys & partner. Plus I got to spend a few days with my darling mum, who is frail and is recovering from a broken wrist, but has many osteo problems.
The thing is: getting beyond the 5 km distance has invigorated me so much- I feel confident I can easily make a 10 km and maybe a half marathon one day!

Streaking on all health fronts:
x 3 strength train sessions at the Y emoticon
x 3 10 km run training emoticon
8+ glasses of water per day emoticon
No take away food, especially deep fried chips... emoticon
Even 8 hours sleep! emoticon
OMG! emoticon emoticon
And of course NO Smoking. emoticon (that is a long time streak but I can NEVER be complacent, sneaky nicotine addiction, bleaggggh!)

I just gotta consider cutting out alcohol again.

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How have you been awesome this week?
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANDREA409 6/2/2011 8:06PM

    You are absolutely awesome. I'm so proud of all that you have accomplished to date. I know you'll keep kicking butt...even in someone else's shoes. emoticon

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KAREN_NY 5/25/2011 10:14AM

    Yes you're awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE those streaks! You'll be rockin' the 10K and HM in no time!
K:)

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NATHELESS 5/23/2011 1:22PM

    Sounds like you're doing fabulously well - kudos!!

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LUNADRAGON 5/21/2011 9:24PM

    You ARE awesome. I rocked 30 minutes of pt stretches this morning with weights, and made a great home cooked dinner!
We ARE awesome!!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 5/21/2011 8:47AM

    Yes, you are!!!! emoticon

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ISLANDBETH 5/21/2011 8:11AM

    May I say, I too think you are awesome!! You rock... good for you. Yeah, I went a bit crazy on that perky alcohol for a couple of weeks... had to cut it out again. But the pounds are coming off now, so maybe going crazy once in a while is a good thing. :)


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FRACTALMYTH 5/21/2011 12:38AM

    You are DEFINITELY awesome :D HUGS!!!

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SM-ARTGIRL 5/20/2011 11:02PM

    I love you guys- I always imagine no-one will read my blogs and then I look and wow!!!
I am going to go for a run right now with a big smile on my face from all your warmth!!!
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oooh and my reward for this effort is
1. New shoes!!! I really need new runners and I gave been saying this since last year!!!
2. Haircut. I realised today when I read Jennswim's blog
http://www.sparkpeople.com/
mypage_public_journal_individua
l.asp?blog_id=4241126 that I need to concentrate on being nice to myself.

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GZELLEFRO 5/20/2011 7:38PM

    Good for you! I'm glad you didn't give up just because you forgot your shoes! It shows how determined you are. You will reach your goals with an attitude like that! emoticon

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MISSM66 5/20/2011 7:33PM

    yes you are awesome,keep up the good work emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 5/20/2011 7:27PM

    Yes, you may!

Well done.

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AFRISAM 5/20/2011 11:50AM

    emoticon Well done!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 5/20/2011 11:24AM

    You sure may because you ARE!

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TBID227 5/20/2011 10:48AM

    You are amazing! Keep up this fabulous work!

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ESBELL 5/20/2011 10:16AM

    You are doing some great things - keep up your streaks!

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RED_WRITINGHOOD 5/20/2011 8:35AM

    You are definitely awesome!! Keep it up girl!

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CHIFANG130 5/20/2011 7:43AM

    You certainly are!!! Rock on! emoticon

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CRYSTALLULLABY 5/20/2011 7:40AM

  Congrats on all your awesome work!! I hope you are celebrating it in some way!! emoticon

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GLITTERSPARK 5/20/2011 7:19AM

    You ARE awesome! Congrats on meeting your goals and keeping up those streaks!

I'm struggling to be awesome this week - but, the week's not over yet! emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 5/20/2011 2:27AM

    And yep, this why you are most definitely awesome!

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LIBBYFITZ 5/20/2011 1:24AM

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