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I could use some moral support and maybe a few "You Can DO It's" thrown in!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hi everyone,
I am having a really hard time today. This is the first time that I have had a "Just WHAT have you done?!?" days! I joined a MARATHON!! WTH was I THINKING?! I did 10 miles on Saturday, my first in a very long time and before I was done I was thinking "Just put one foot in front of the other, you can do this"! This was after ONLY 10 miles!
I have always been in awe of the people who talk about the races they join and the miles they are able to put in. When I started training I always had it in the back of my head that this was NEVER going to become a reality so why worry about it? It hit me today....I JOINED A MARATHON WALK!!! And then the next day I will be doing a HALF MARATHON!! How on earth did I ever come to conclusion that I could actually do this?? I am so.....terrified right now! There are people who have given me donations to help me and I am sure they are looking at me right now figuring that I won't give up, that I won't give in. When did I get to the point that I realized this is really real and how am I EVER going to DO this?? It's gone so far beyond just letting it slip by and not do what I have set out to do, (this being my normal action) others are involved now. How do I not let each and every one of the people who have faith in me down? I don't know if I can do it.

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    Awesome. Of course you can do it. If you can do 10 miles, you can do anything. Keep it up!! emoticon
    2103 days ago
    10 miles is pretty amazing! I'm often surprised that when I have a WTH moment, I end up doing better than I thought I would and it was easier than I thought it would be. If you can do what you've already done, you can do this too!
    2103 days ago
    First off, I am jealous of your ten miles!!!!
    And soooooo proud of you.
    I KNOW you can do this. Yes you can.
    It WILL be tough, there WILL be blisters and uncomfortable things, but you are determined!
    You got this weight off. THAT took determination.
    And this? Well shoot, you will look back on it and laugh one day. Laugh at your stress over it, when it was just another hurdle that you conquered!

    2103 days ago
    Of course, you can do it. I have no doubt. You will finish the race because the new you always finishes what she starts.
    2104 days ago
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    2108 days ago
    I think you have to keep up with your "Just put one foot in front of the other, you can do this" philosophy. It's the same for 1 mile, 10 miles, or 26.2 miles. I think a little bit of fear is only normal. Turn that fear from a negative into a positive by using it as a motivating factor. I know you can do it.
    2108 days ago
  • SHOES17

    I am so sure you can. You CAN'T get anywhere unless you START. IF you START you can get anywhere! You have started. You have committed to yourself and others.
    Now don't emoticon or emoticon to fear. Simply know emoticon
    2108 days ago
    I have infinite faith that YOU can do anything you set your mind to and I base it on what you have already done in your life.

    You know that little voice that wants you to fail - well, kick her in the butt when you take that next step out the door.

    2108 days ago
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    Just think how great you'll feel when it's done. There is NOTHING you won't be able to do after that!!! Go do it!
    2108 days ago
    emoticon And I am not just saying that.

    You will be so proud when you do it too. And, you should be proud of yourself every step along the way.

    I am proud of you. Keep us in the loop. We'd love to hear updates. It might get me walking again!!


    2109 days ago
  • POOH_BEAR_69
    Way to go! I think you are doing great!!! You have made great strides (haha) already. I now that you can do it. It is a big undertaking, but you are up to the challenge. We are all here for moral support and will be rooting for you. I've been walking some, but it doesn't get my heart rate up as high as running... To that end, I just restarted the C25K program and plan to do a 5K toward the end of June. We'll see... I'm a big believer that our attitude determines our outcomes though... We will make it! emoticon
    2109 days ago
    emoticon on your ten miles!! How AWESOME is that!!! I believe in YOU. Now say to yourself...I BELIEVE IN ME!!! I BELIEVE IN ME!!! I CAN DO IT!!! I BELIEVE IN ME!!!
    2109 days ago
    From a metaphysical perspective, I'd bet that there was a nudge from someone for you to do this--and that maybe the "fear" is actually excitement that you're going to really challenge yourself! Consider it a walking meditation...

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    2109 days ago
    emoticon One step at a time!
    2109 days ago
    You did 10 miles? Wow! That's great! I'm just training to try to be able to "jog" 3.1 miles and I'm worried about that. But I'm taking one step at a time. I was only able to jog for 30 sec at a time and then walk 4.5 mins at first. Now I can jog 2 mins at a time, but I only have a month to go until my 5k. I don't know if I'll be able to jog the whole way by then, but I'll be able to jog most of it... granted most people can walk faster than I can jog, lol, but I'll do the best I can and SO WILL YOU!
    2109 days ago
    Of course you can do it! Don't do it for others, do it for YOU!
    ONLY 10 miles? At one time? Girl, I can't do ONE mile! And you can do TEN! emoticon emoticon
    You keep putting one foot in front of the other... consistantly. When the day comes, you will do your best! That is all you can ask of you! You have a goal. Break it up into bites and DO IT! By the time the big day arrives, you will be fine!
    We are all here to SPARK you on!
    WOW! I cannot believe you did 10 miles in one day! emoticon
    That is amazing in itself!!!!
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    2109 days ago
    emoticon BELIEVE in yourself!!!!
    2109 days ago
    Of course you can do it!

    What else can I say? You're training, you're healthy. Trust yourself. It's a big task but if you're walking at 3 mph it would take just under 9 hours. I bet you've had plenty of days where you didn't get a chance to sit down because you were too busy.

    Fear is a funny thing: I'd already run a 5K in training twice but the week before the official race I was scared I couldn't do it - weird, huh? YOU CAN DO IT!!!
    2110 days ago
    I know you can do it. I have told you what an inspiration you are to me. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2110 days ago
    emoticon Don't give up now! We're here for you! Tell us more about when you're doing this. I'll keep cheering you on.
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    2110 days ago
    Congrats on taking a bold step!! You can do it!
    2110 days ago
  • WUBBY82
    Congratulations!! You've got it right - all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other. When you think you can't take another step, take two more. When is the marathon? How much time do you have to prep for it?

    The people who have donated believe in you, they believe in what you're accomplishing and what you have yet to accomplish. Just believe in their belief in you. You're golden. You got this!

    2110 days ago
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