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To run...haha... or not to run

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

OK. I am NOT a runner. My husband is and has a wall of medals to prove it. He is skinny as a rail and is very dedicated to getting out by 5:30 almost every day to run.
Me...well, there is a reason I am here on SparkPeople. I found myself in a position last year that was so embarrassing and I can't rewind that tape.
I was in Grenada with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. There is a very pretty waterfall that they thought we should see while on the island. My daughter said it's not that difficult a walk to get to it. She LIED! You start at the top of a hill in jungle like territory and have to leap from rock to rock. Needless to say it was tough. I wish I could have enjoyed the view but I was feeling none too perky. The trip back up was slow as I tried to keep up. I just could not catch my breath and my heart was pounding out of my chest. Here they were climbing back up with no problem and the 12 yr old guide was hanging back to assist me.
Well, I a year older and trying to get in shape. Did I get out in the 45 degree weather and do an interval run...yep. I did. I am not good at it but plan on getting better.
I am so lucky to have my health and I know it is up to me to make things better. Not that I like I do feel pretty good when it's done and my husband is so encouraging.

Yep...I guess I will run emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PMRUNNER 5/16/2013 6:05AM

    The hardest part is starting, it sounds like you are moving in the right direction!

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DDOORN 5/15/2013 10:34PM

    Way to SPARK with your interval run!

The hardest part is the know, Newton's Law: an object at rest tends to stay at rest...? The flip side is the best part: an object in motion tends to STAY in motion! :-)


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MARCIAC10 5/15/2013 9:21PM


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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/15/2013 3:04PM

    emoticon emoticon you are awesome love emoticon

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3016DEBRA 5/15/2013 1:46PM

  I know you will!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CYND59 5/15/2013 11:50AM

    Wonderful. I love running. It is my time to get out and clear my mind. Start out slow and build up. You too can win medals like your husband!

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CATLADY52 5/15/2013 11:16AM

    Good for you! You may not be as accomplished as your husband now but, if you put your mind to it, you can be the best you can be. emoticon

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    I was a sprinter when I was young and it does keep you thin. It sounds like you are in much shape now should your stamina be tested again.

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STEPHANIE302013 5/15/2013 9:03AM

    you're doing fantastic!! keep up the good work :)

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 5/15/2013 8:59AM

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