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    CPATRICK9   74,706
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Still struggling, moving forward slowly.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Not doing as well as I should be. I'm finding it hard to keep myself in the groove of exercising and eating right even though I know I will feel better. I am committed to running a 5k next Saturday-the 13th. I know I won't do as well as I could have if I had been training correctly, but I am still going to do it. I will be running with my daughter, who is currently in cross country. She will be done with her season by race time. I know she will be finishing long before I will. My goal is to finish. This will be my 3rd 5k. The first one was a combination of walking and running and the second was a very slow jog-but I kept moving. I am hoping that I can improve my time with this third 5k I need to improve my eating habits-have really been slipping up. Would appreciate any and all support. Thanks

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INNER-ME 10/5/2012 5:01AM

    Cathy, I remember when I asked my mother to come on a 5k walk with me a few years back and she was about 70 then and a walker so it was no problem for her. We were not the first or the last but we 'DID DO IT', and do you know what she said to me. 'This is the first time I have ever received a medal'. They gave out medals to everyone who participated which I was not aware of. It made her day. Just thought I would share a bit of nostalgia. Enjoy the moment, it maybe just what you need to get you motivated.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 10/4/2012 9:04PM

    Do the best you can...that's all that can be expected. emoticon

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GOPINTOS 10/4/2012 6:18PM

    Best of luck on your 5k


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Country Living Team

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NANCYPAT1 10/4/2012 6:15PM

    You can only do what you CAN do and you need to take the steps you CAN until you CAN take more. Deciding to run this 5K with you daughter is a good start - you will surely find out what you need to do to be better prepared NEXT time if you didn't prepare so well this time. The first time I went into an event without sufficient preparations, I found places on my body I didn't even KNOW existed - fortunately no harm was done except to my pride and my aches and pains.

Have fun and learn from what you do.

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BLUENOSE63 10/4/2012 6:13PM

  Think of it as just one foot in front of the other! Congrats for staying committed.

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