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Life is an amazing adventure... what are you waiting for??

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It has been awhile since I have taken the time to blog but that is because I have been loving and living a wonderful life... I am truly happier than I have ever been.

I cannot honestly believe the way that my life has changed since October 2010 when I sat her at this very website trying to find the answer... and I did... after reading several member's pages I found that many of them ran and I thought I had tried everything else and why not running... I laced up a pair of tennis shoes and made myself learn to run.... even though I have hated it often I have learned to appreciate the fact that I CAN and I run far and I run often.

I have now made some amazing friends all because of the fact that I made myself lace up shoes and get out there. These are friends that I have laughed with on a course, they have cheered me on when I wanted to throw in the towel in the middle of a race because it was hard.... they have held my hand through my doubts, even if just my mental doubts and I know that I will have these amazing people in my life for the rest of my days!! We travel to races together, cheer each other on, laugh and cry and share a burger and beer at the finish line.

As of today I have now completed 21 half marathons (since March 2011) and I completed 2 full marathons in 2012 as well as my first duathalon. I have also complete in a Warrior Dash.

My goal is to find new ways to challenge myself and my comfort zone and I even joined some friends and recently enrolled in fitness pole dance classes (AMAZING work out LOL).

Although I am not at my fitness and health goals yet I could care less. I have accomplished more than I ever thought that I would do - frankly I never planned on any success since failure had been prevalent so often. I am down 2 pounds in a year, have had more fun and happiness in that year and I am down 5 clothing sizes so for me I would call the last year a success.

This year I am slated to run about another 25 half marathons between now and the end of the year and I am now finding that my 3 daughters are wanting to run and we will be running a 5K together next month... the next generation is learning life is about choices and you never regret getting out there there.

I am living life on my terms and have such an amazing ride!!! What is keeping you from finding your adventure???

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VIXSTERLU 3/2/2013 9:09AM

    So friggin awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.

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LAURA95368 3/2/2013 8:47AM

    That;s awesome Shannon! I am so happy for you.

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/27/2013 9:39PM

    Great b....and in the end, that's the real reason we exercise and start living healthier...to enjoy the time we have and to have fun doing hard things!

Congrats!

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FUZZIEBEAR3 2/27/2013 10:12AM

    Wow, that is amazing! Keep going, you are inspiring! emoticon

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