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Wednesday, December 05, 2012


460+ comments in 2 days? So much love and support from people I've never met has truly overwhelmed me.

I think my scale really wanted me to get to that 90 pounds down because it hasn't been cooperating since Monday (back to 185-186). Maybe I was dehydrated, or maybe God just wanted a smile on my face. But as I've said so many times before, it's not about the number on the scale, it's about how I feel, and thanks to all of you I feel stronger and better than ever.

Yesterday was the start of my training for a half marathon that will be on April 13 here at my school. I spent the majority of the day moving apartments and was exhausted. But after seeing so many supportive comments I decided I was going to run my 3 miles for Tuesday at 7pm (on our very well lit bikepath, no worries Mom). Of course, at about 6:30 it started to rain a light drizzle. It is unseasonably warm here, about 55-60 degrees yesterday so the rain felt nice.

Well I was running and the rain slowly picked up. Finally, about 2.25 miles in, the monsoon hit. Rain was literally hitting me horizontally. I was the only person on the bikepath and I was laughing and screaming. There was no lightning or thunder, just a ridiculous heavy rain. The wind picked up and I was running against it the last half mile. I kept smiling to myself. Thinking of the 275 pound girl that took the bus a quarter mile across campus on beautiful days. And now I'm running in a rainstorm?

I'm just so much more capable than I ever realized. But you all helped me realize it.

Tomorrow is another 3 miles but the weather looks better. Just hoping my tennis shoes are dry by then. :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARKATSPARK 9/27/2015 7:19AM


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DRAGONFLY02 12/8/2012 10:15PM

    That's awesome! emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 12/8/2012 8:22PM

    emoticon emoticon great--

Keep up the good work.

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CAROLJ35 12/8/2012 4:06PM

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We are all so proud of you!!!

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LAURAGUESS 12/8/2012 2:51AM

    Good Job!!!! I'm not there yet with the exercising but you are an inspiration to me..... emoticon

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CHOCOCAT78 12/7/2012 10:28AM

    Awesome!!!! Good luck on your training and I can't wait to read about you crossing the finish line emoticon

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LISAN0415 12/7/2012 5:27AM


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PATKEEF1 12/6/2012 11:27PM

    Way to go, Hope you make that 100 lb mark before New Years emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TARA_ADVENTURES 12/6/2012 8:16PM

    I came across your featured blog and then spent some time reading back through your posts. Your journey is inspiring and you are doing fabulous! I'm going to subscribe to your blogs and friend you, so I can keep following your journey. I wish you the best and can't wait to see what is to come! emoticon for the inspiration!

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LLBLOVER 12/6/2012 6:33PM

    So happy for you! I had a somewhat similar experience just last week, and I just looked up to heaven and smiled. Let it pour down 'cause it's NOT gonna stop us!


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GEMINIGEM6 12/6/2012 5:18PM

    I think that's great! It actually sounds exhilarating to me to run in a rainstorm! I love the rain! And to know what your body can do now? Love it!

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STHOMAS1009 12/6/2012 10:10AM

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JR0124 12/6/2012 9:11AM

    Running in the rain when it is warm is the best. Always ends up making me feel like a bad###.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/5/2012 11:54PM

    Very good!

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WINDSONG28 12/5/2012 9:48PM

    Nothing like a romp in the rain

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MOBYCARP 12/5/2012 9:33PM

    After a run in the rain, a good fan is your friend. Keep a breeze on those shoes until they dry out!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/5/2012 7:57PM

    What an inspirational story!! All the best to youin life; you deserve it!

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IRISH813 12/5/2012 7:40PM

    You have worked so hard and keep it up!!! emoticon Congrats on your success!!!

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TRAVELGRRL 12/5/2012 7:27PM

    Yes girl, I would say you HAVE CHANGED! Congratulations again on your amazing success.

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SARI_GIRL 12/5/2012 7:14PM

    I LOVE walking/running in the rain! So happy you were blessed with that experience!

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KRYS210 12/5/2012 7:12PM

    emoticon You have worked hard and consistently to achieve this goal.

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SUPERACHIEVER 12/5/2012 6:26PM

    You are absolutely wonderful and an inspiration and motivater to us all. It's amazing how losing that weight that you wanted changes your outlook as well as your mindset. It makes me happy to see how happy you are about. Your whole attitude and outlook on life has changed. Love the picture with your beau. How endearing that is! You go girl! You continue to be a blessing to the rest of us. We all love you and are rooting you on to further victories and successes! :)

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SUSIESLIM62 12/5/2012 5:52PM

  emoticon Yes, you are more than capable. All of us are more capable than we realize. I'm working on taking that in myself.
So proud of you and your accomplishments. emoticon

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