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Proud of Myself!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012



I came in 66 out of 67 in my age group for the 10 mile Run For The Water last Sunday. And can I tell you? I'm gosh-darn PROUD of myself! :)

Perhaps you wouldn't be, and perhaps you think I shouldn't be. But I am, oh yes, I most certainly am, and here's why....

The day before, after being sick all week, I signed up for that race, and while I was there? I also signed up for the Austin Distance Challenge. I bought new shoes, too, which I know is a pre-race no-no.

I didn't get enough sleep, and the next morning, I'll be honest, I didn't want to go. Not. One. bit.

But here's where it went right...I did it anyways. I got up, I put those new shoes on, I ate a banana and some kale salad. And then? I showed up, and I finished.

Even walking, it wasn't easy. 10 miles is a long way without training. It took me 2 hours and 32 minutes! I heard them announce a 74 year old crossing the finish line before me! But truly? I can't imagine a better way to have spent that time.

And so, for doing this, I'm screaming proud of myself.

I have to start somewhere. We all do. And I don't know about you, but I don't have to be first, I don't have to be perfect, I don't have to be the best right away, and maybe never.

I know me well....all I need to do to get it back together is start showing up. And then? Show up again. And after that? Yep...show up one more time.

Eventually I'll hit my stride, but it all begins for me by showing up and, when maybe no one else would be, being proud of myself for doing so.

And by the way? It wasn't REALLY about the race! It was about the workout disguised as a race....and I RAWKED that! 1155 calories, thank you very much!

~ cj 2012.10.30
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REMEMBER2BME 11/1/2012 4:46PM

    I can not believe that calorie burn. YOU TOTALLY ROCKED IT!!!!! But you already know that. Killer blog btw.
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KAREN_NY 11/1/2012 4:39PM

    Nice!! Enjoy a sweet recovery & whatever comes next!


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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/1/2012 8:52AM

    Hooray!! That's an awesome race result! Heck, just doing the race at all is awesome. Congratulations!!

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 10/31/2012 4:13PM

    Hey, 10 miles at a 4 mph is pretty amazing! Great Job!!!

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MICHELAR 10/31/2012 1:58PM

    emoticon CJ! You should be VERY proud! emoticon

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SKEPCHICK 10/31/2012 10:59AM

  Hooray for you!

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TIREDOFME21 10/31/2012 10:17AM

    Way to go. You are amazing inspiration!

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PATTYKLAVER 10/31/2012 9:40AM

    I'm proud of you, too. I don't know if I would have done it. You've taught me a good lesson.

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SHEILA1505 10/31/2012 7:16AM

    Great work, showing up!

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MAUIMA 10/30/2012 11:18PM

    Oh ya...be proud. You rock!
Did it for all the right reasons...

You showed up!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs btw... :)

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CASSIOEPIA 10/30/2012 10:15PM

    Way to show up and RAWK the walk! Like you said, we just need to show up at first, and then we find our stride. You go, girl!

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TECAVINESS 10/30/2012 9:30PM

    Very proud of you. You have motivated me to try this. I have never thought about walking a race. Thanks for the motivation.

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JENGOJENGO 10/30/2012 9:01PM

  That was so cool! I never thought about walking a race. That would be something I could do! Great job, and thanks for sharing.

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LALMEIDA 10/30/2012 8:40PM

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SHERLYN-WILL 10/30/2012 6:49PM

    Well "I " am very proud of you!... I love your last part...
it was about the 'workout'....

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GIGI4AUSTIN 10/30/2012 6:42PM

    You should be proud of yourself! That's awesome!

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BOBOBOBBI 10/30/2012 6:38PM

    You absolutely should be PROUD!!! Way to go!!!!

Best of luck on your journey!!

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