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    AWOOD1973   11,141
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40th birthday present to me... :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Well, it's been a while, as usual. LOL

So, since I had finally chosen to do something about my weight issues, I have decided to do something that I NEVER thought I would do. I have decided to start training for a 5K. Now, I am no runner, that's for sure. I kinda started doing interval training in my living room for about 3 weeks, before deciding that I would do this. We have the Color Vibe 5K coming up ON MY BIRTHDAY (Oct. 5th) and even though I know it's not a timed race, I will be timing myself. I am truly excited about this. I am trying like crazy to get my hubby to do this with me. I even tried reverse psychology, by telling him "he couldn't do it". Not sure if it worked. We'll see. LOL

This will be the ultimate present to me and may even lead to me wanting to do more. I have been having fun with the interval training and I am able to make it through the 30 mins without dying at the end. :) I need to know that I can do this. This is not a mid-life crisis, this is a chance to prove to myself that I am moving in an ever positive direction with my fitness. I still have quite a bit to lose, but I am getting so many compliments about what I have done so far, and that is so humbling and motivating. I know that I can kick this into high gear and hopefully get to my goal by the time that I run this race.

Thank you for always being a part of this journey with me... I can't do this without all of you being such an inspiration to me and what I am trying to accomplish! Spark Strong! :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAGEDBIRDSONG 5/14/2013 3:54PM

    Very, very exciting Amy! I think it is an amazing way to celebrate your life--the new life you are creating for yourself every day.

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AWOOD1973 5/14/2013 10:50AM

    Thank you all, for your support and encouragement! I have all of you to thank for the inspiration!!!! emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 5/14/2013 10:44AM

    wow!! great idea!! i havent seen too many color runs during the month of my birthday (January)!! Saturdays are not good for me but I have thought of running the 5k during Prairie Fire!! Way to go on setting this up for yourself! You can do it!!


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JANNEPERRY 5/13/2013 1:01PM

    Great job setting this goal for yourself! emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 5/13/2013 7:44AM

    Awesome goal! You can do it!

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NOTHIN2IT 5/13/2013 3:37AM

    Wow! You are so amazing! I think this is an awesome goal for your 40th birthday. I have no doubt that you will do it!! You continue to inspire me :) emoticon emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 5/13/2013 1:14AM

    emoticon Happy (advance) Birthday to you! Color Runs are fun, even more so if you can get your hubby to do it with you.

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