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running with the barbies


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Ahhhhhh! What a morning.
I signed up to do a 4 on the 4th run. I had been part of a training program at Fleet Feet before the miserable ankle break. I am just now starting to get back to doing some running intervals.
I ran yesterday- did 10 minutes at a time with 2 minutes in between. Today I can hardly move my feet. I met up with the Fleet Feet group this morning. The person that was supposed to do this with me didn't show. They all knew each other- I really felt odd person out- I was also by FAR the fattest and most out of shape. I was so humiliated. I decided that I'd give it a go anyway. I didn't do very well. My pace is much slower, my stride is shorter, I couldn't keep up. I could make all sorts of excuses but I won't. I am aware that I should have taken a break day before meeting the group but I have to go when I'm off work.
What are the good things? Sun was shining. I did a lot better than someone that didn't even come or try. It's a beautiful day to just be out and moving. I learned how far the run was so I can try that same route again and have a better idea of how far I'm going. I'm fat but not out of the game yet. I have a co worker diagnosed with ALS, he will be in a wheelchair as soon as next week, I will most likely not. I found a stroller for my dog at a yardsale on the way home. I have a roof over my head, food to eat, a good job with people that care.
I guess it's not so bad to run really far behind the barbies.....it gives me alone time to remind myself of all the things that I need to give thanks for..........
Hope you are having a beautiful day wherever you are in your Spark Journey!
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PATTYS1959 6/4/2011 10:05PM

    Don't let the Barbie's make you feel bad! I have never been a runner and probably never will be but I am really proud of you because you are DOING IT!! You are working your body and mind and you have nothing to be ashamed of! You are working through your problems. You may just have to take it slow for a while until you completely heal. I broke my right wrist 16 months ago, and I still haven't gotten all of the flexibility back. I haven't stopped working on it and I know you are still working on your ankle too. Don't give up, it just takes time. emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/4/2011 5:22PM

    Way to go! I am so proud of you. I would have turned around and gone home. You are awesome, my friend!

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RHONDALYN10 6/4/2011 4:03PM

    You came. You ran.
I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!

This brought tears to my eyes.
I finished my first ever half marathon today and I NEVER thought I would. What keeps me running - is knowing that so many of my comrades (i'm retired military) didn't come home and so many that did can never run again. So yes, I was in pain today but I did it.

And, YOU WILL run again and YOU WILL complete the 4 with YOUR head held high.
I hope you continue to blog about it.
WAY TO GO!

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