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The run that almost did not happen

Thursday, September 29, 2011

This morning I woke to storms and rain...it seems that happens more than not lately. I was bummed that I would miss my scheduled training run. Sorta. Part of me just didn't feel it. I decided that maybe it was a sign I should go to lunch with a friend, or spend time in reflection, do yoga, be open to opportunities, or just reflect.

Not ten minutes after posting something to that very effect, I got a text from my sister-in-law. She and my brother were going for a run and did I want to meet them later. I hemmed and hawed...said well maybe after 11. I had a conference call to do and I was trying to figure out how to fit everything in. I figured she would say, no too late. Instead she said perfect time. Let's meet.

I begrudgingly got dressed and then said, hey, you said you were going to use this as a time to be open to opportunities. Well heck, it just smacked you in the forehead. Get going.

So, I got myself together, and did the call from the car and the parking lot of the gym. My SIL and brother arrived, and sissy said, how far. I said 4 miles. She said how about 5. And then we did it. It hurt but we held a decent pace. After it was over it felt great of course (sissy is 25 and I am 45 - I am just thrilled I can keep up (tee hee hee)). I ran into the gym for a shower and BAM, the skies opened up and the rain started pounding. By the time I finished getting ready, the skies had cleared and the sun was shining bright.

We ran in the sun, I finished to the sun. Oh...and I burned 500+ calories.
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Sometimes you just have to be open to the opportunities - oh, and then you have to go with them when they arrive!


Happy running!
Cindy

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MINANCY 10/2/2011 7:17AM

    Good Job!
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MYHUBBYISMYHERO 10/2/2011 6:10AM

    Good job on running when you didn't exactly feel like doing it. The weather certainly does go a long way in not making you want to get outside and do anything - whether it be exercise, work in the yard, or clean out your car. Last night we were at Giant and I saw a car with a sticker C25K. That was the first I had seen it other than on SparkPeople. The background on my page could read, "I run like an old girl."
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Sharon
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ALICERIEGER 9/29/2011 4:06PM

    It's amazing how often when we need a little shove to get going we get it in unexpected ways. You are doing great!

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