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Every Day A Choice Is Made

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Friday, May 18, 2012

WOW. Is THIS a beautiful day or what?! I woke up this morning and reeeeaaalllly wasn't wanting to get up when my alarm went off at 6am. But I pulled myself out of that comfy cozy warm cocoon of blanket and immediately donned my running clothes.

Last night, I was pretty excited for this run today because it's the first run I've felt comfortable doing with only one rest day between runs. My ankle has not given me any pain or trouble at all...so it must be getting stronger. Also, I have been getting REALLY sick of my old workout music mix, so I put together a brand new playlist last night! And, well, that's just fun.

I don't know if it was my new tunes, the feeling that you all are counting on me to be consistent, the fact that I just started a team to train for the 2013 Indy Mini or the fact that my incredibly inspiring trainer is running a half marathon on Sunday, but I hit a NEW LEVEL in my running this morning. I choose to believe it was a combination of all those factors.

My best running interval thus far has been 7.5 minutes and I thought that was pretty great. But, this morning, I told myself I would go as long as I am comfortable and nothing hurts and I can breathe. YOU GUYS!!!!! I did a 16.5 minute running interval!!! I haven't run that long since high school! When all was said and done, I had cut my mile time to about 14:20. That's a 45-minute 5k. Of course, I immediately texted Robert and I said to him, "Today...I became a runner."

On my run, I realized...you and I? We don't have a song! emoticon
People that love each other have GOT to have a song!!! Right???

Well, it just so happens I came across this one and it literally froze me in my tracks, y'all. If you've got a moment to spare, take a listen and watch the video. I GUARANTEE it will resonate with you the way it did me. I love you all. I'm just *alive* because of you!

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EMILYDOODLE 5/29/2012 6:49AM

  congrats on your running interval.

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STEPHERGAYLES 5/23/2012 1:50PM

  Wow, what a great post. Congrats on the 16.5! I also run further/faster when i make a new playlist. and I love the Switchfoot song :)

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THEIS58 5/23/2012 8:19AM

    Love it!

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LAURENBNJ 5/21/2012 12:01PM

    I need to make a new playlist, too. Music inspires me. Congrats on your longest interval. I remember that feeling!

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REGILIEH 5/21/2012 8:13AM

    WTG!!!! tHANKS FOR THE SONG!

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HICALGAL 5/20/2012 10:04PM

    congrats on ur new running interval..and just so u know....U..were a runner when u started. keep up the great work and have a wonderful week.

and thx for ur support and encouragement on my blog. i really appreciate it. and i love that song!! emoticon emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 5/20/2012 8:36AM

    emoticon on the run!! Love the song too!

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BLUEJEAN99 5/20/2012 5:06AM

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MIMIDOT 5/19/2012 10:48PM

    Good for you!!!!

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MARYJEANSL 5/19/2012 10:43PM

  Good for you!

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CLAYARTIST 5/19/2012 9:44PM

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MAYBER 5/19/2012 6:23PM

    thank you for sharing your thoughts on your great run today
best wishes as you continue to reach for your goals
one day at a time
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LIVELYGIRL2 5/19/2012 5:36PM

  Awesome song, I never heard this one.

It reminds me of , Sarah Groves

Add To the Beauty CD

the song is, Just Showed Up for My Own Life emoticon

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CICELY360 5/19/2012 5:18PM

  Good blog.

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MYSTERY-LADY1 5/19/2012 4:30PM

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SIMOFDIM 5/19/2012 3:37PM

    emoticon Great job! I know that feels good

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NCSUE0514 5/19/2012 3:33PM

    You're right on!

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ROBYNLN 5/19/2012 12:50PM

    Thanks for the great blog. I've been there, done that at 6AM under the covers. LOL I always feel better if I manage to get out and get in my workout. Even if I don't always enjoy the actual run, I almost always LOVE the way I feel physically and emotionally when I am done. Thanks for the link to the vid. That song is being added to my running playlist.

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MOMMY445 5/19/2012 12:45PM

    amazing!

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CARAMELSMOM 5/19/2012 10:48AM

    Thank you for sharing the video. What a great song. I saved it in my favorites so I can use it for my motivational music.

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GRAMPIAN 5/19/2012 10:42AM

  Well done! emoticon

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TONYVAND1 5/19/2012 8:07AM

  Thanks

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STEADFASTNSEE 5/19/2012 7:41AM

  Beautiful! HUGS

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KIPPER15 5/19/2012 6:48AM

    emoticon emoticon Great job

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SUSANK16 5/19/2012 5:18AM

  atta girl!

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FRUITYSPARKLES 5/19/2012 1:07AM

    Way to go! I really enjoy seeing your progress. Running is something that inspires me but I'm always afraid to try it. I really like hearing you overcome many of my mental barriers. It gives me hope that one day I will be able to do the same as you.

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LIBRARYBELL1 5/18/2012 11:00PM

    Congratulations!!! That is so fantastic. I know what that means to your self-esteem, because I have the same hope and desire to run 5 minutes straight. That day will make me so happy. I can't imagine running 16.5!!!!!

I wrote a message on your main page. I told my youngest sister today about joining this challenge and she is very excited for all of us. She said that the mini-500 is a great place to have our first run. She said the whole way is filled with people and bands and that the thousands of people that will be running with us will be a great encouragement. I'm really looking forward to it. I never thought I'd be this excited about something that doesn't even seem possible yet :)

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POKEMOM2THREE 5/18/2012 9:22PM

    Two words: WOoooooooo and Hooooooo!!!
or You Rock
or Awesome Job
or GO, GIRL!

pick two, they all apply.

Congratulations!! (I feel like I say that to you a lot)

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/18/2012 7:36PM

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Great beat

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BLESSINGS!


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FRESKA 5/18/2012 5:55PM

    sounds like a great morning! great job!!! :) also, i dont have a song with my man either. lol we danced to maggie mae by rod steward at our wedding. cause of the chorus. lol but yeh. its all good. one day a song will keep coming on when your togeather and you'll have a song! lol i have songs with random other people. lol nieces and stuff. but not him. so your not alone. lol

keep up the great work and motivation!

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TIFFY0906 5/18/2012 4:29PM

    Congrats - great job

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LDRICHEL 5/18/2012 4:18PM

    Sure! My playlist is very eclectic. Haha. Here is what I heard this morning...

"Teeth" - Lady Gaga (now THAT is a song to wake up to! lol. A bit naughty. OK, not a bit...actually...FILTHY)

"He
aring Damage" - Thom Yorke

"Beautiful Day" - U2

"This Is Your Life" - Switchfoot

"Undiscolosed Desires" - Muse

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" - The Beatles

"Disco Heaven" - Lady Gaga

"Geek In The Pink" - Jason Mraz

That's about 45 minutes of music - the length of a 5k for me.



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SWEDE_SU 5/18/2012 4:13PM

    yay you! you are a runner! can you share your playlist? does the beat match your running pace? sometimes i listen to music, but other times i download podcasts and listen to them when i run. makes me forget about everything around me.

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WILDFLOWER521 5/18/2012 2:22PM

    Great job girl!!

Love the song by the way, thanks for passing it on.

WooHoo!

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NEWTINK 5/18/2012 1:49PM

    emoticon I am so happy that running gets you so alive ....

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OPTIMIST1948 5/18/2012 1:27PM

    Empowerment through exercise?? Sounds amazing! Yes YOU CAN!

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MENACE79 5/18/2012 1:22PM

    I've seen your blogs, but haven't commented yet - just stopping by to say hello, CONGRATS on being a runner, and to let you know that your enthusiasm is contagious and you are just TOO cute! Way to Go - you inspired me!

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LINDAK25 5/18/2012 12:53PM

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You more than doubled your time! emoticon

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ON2VICTORY 5/18/2012 12:39PM

    way to rock the run my friend! Im packing to head out for the big race Sunday. Im pretty excited.

Anyway, ill check out the song and get it on my playlist, i can always use a little fresh music on a somewhat stale playlist.

Great job, you ARE a runner :)




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