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First Jog in Years Today

Monday, February 11, 2013

Thanks to my wonderful daughter, who hasn't given up on me, I am now signd up to do a 5K in mid-May. Bless her heart for asking me to join her like she always does. I decided to surprise the daylights out of her this time by accepting. The next day I invited a close friend, who has been making great progress and good life changs lately, to do it with me. She is seriously thinking about it.

I am so happy with my new-found will power and motivation. It's what kept me jogging on my first jog in years today. When I got tired I would convince myself to just jog slower rather than to walk. I kept setting little, reachable goals like, "Just get to the end of the hall, and if you're no more tired than you are now, you can keep going." it worked. I made it 30 minutes doing walking / jogging intervals, favoring the jogging just a bit more than half.
emoticon My promise to myself: to be comfortable (ish) jogging the full 30 minutes in 3 weeks from today.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MCJULIEO 2/13/2013 12:16AM

    Wow! That's wonderful!

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BILL60 2/11/2013 8:19AM

    Great goal!! Hang tough.

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IMSMILEY88 2/11/2013 7:26AM

    Congrats! And that's a terrific goal. Have you heard of Couch to 5k? There's a terrific group here on SP & it's how I started running.

Anyway, best wishes! emoticon

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TATTER3 2/11/2013 7:03AM

    Keep Sparkin'!

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NYARAMULA 2/11/2013 1:17AM


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KA_JUN 2/11/2013 12:39AM

    Awesome! So happy for you on this new challenge you've accepted! Train well! emoticon

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2JEN-MARIE 2/11/2013 12:20AM

  That is so great! Stay positive and keep setting those mini-micro goals.

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