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A few thoughts from yesterday's trail run

Monday, May 27, 2013

Yesterday I did the trail run at my MILs house. Its been a while, and I remembered having an epiphany last year on this exact trail. (Blog date is Aug 6th "Aliens have eaten my brain") I realized that running was coming easier.

Now that was after a summer of running and working hard. Yesterdays run was not nearly as easy - so for curiosity I looked up my time for that "easy" run vs yesterday's harder run.

Both times: 27 min.

**blink-blink**

I feel this is significant, although I'm not sure exactly how.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

I am powerful beyond measure. Perhaps a marathon in a few years is not such an insane idea.....but I want to get past the HM this year first before I commit!
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BIGPAWSUP 5/29/2013 7:59PM

    You are doing such a wonderful job. You really need to be proud of yourself.

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DOGLADY13 5/27/2013 7:50PM

    My run times have slowed down a little from this time last year. I think it is mostly from weight gain. For me the surprise is always when I get in the pool. It was so stinking hard last year and I worked and worked at it. Now, I don't like it, but swimming isn't hard anymore. It just is.

Regardless, you are an amazing woman and you often come to mind when I am out waddling around town or biking along a trail.

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LESLIELENORE 5/27/2013 2:34PM

    emoticon Once I get past this first 5k, I am thinking a HM might be my next goal. I believe I can do it, and that is the most important step.

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FITFOODIE806 5/27/2013 9:39AM

    I think that you are a much stronger runner than you think you are.

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/27/2013 7:52AM

    Love it: "There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you."



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REIKKA 5/27/2013 7:38AM

    Thanks! Your blog writing today is exactly what I needed. My weight has a lot to do with the fear you talk about. I have experiences when I have been a centre of positive feedback and what do I do? My reaction is to over-eat!

Really,I got so much to think about now. But you also gave me a glimpse of hope. Maybe I can be liberated from all the fear.

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