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Did I really just do that???

Friday, June 14, 2013

I voluntarily got my picture taken!!! I know. . . it's a weird non-scale victory, but it is HUGE for me. I hide from cameras and delete most pictures of myself and today I asked to have my picture taken!!

My son and I went out for our weekly 5K this morning (this is our 4th week!). I checked the weather - 62 degrees and 0% chance of rain per weather channel. Perfect conditions if you ask me!

We hopped in the car and headed towards the beach. I mapped out a route last evening. As we drove over, the rain/drizzle began. (I want to be wrong at my job as often as meteorologists are and still be employed!!!) OK. . . . son. . . . what should we do? Let's give it a shot and stop if it starts pouring.

We proceeded to dodge large puddles and successfully completed our 5K in 35 min 44 sec! Not too bad!!

When we got back, I saw the camera sitting there on the entry way bench. I thought "I want to capture this feeling". Let's take our picture!

I am so proud of my journey thus far. I am proud of running with my son in the rain. I am proud of making healthy choices. AND I am proud of the picture of my son and I drenching wet, sweaty and feeling great from our run.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_VALEO_ 6/24/2013 3:43PM

    emoticon Happy rain dance! Way to go on learning to love you and on building up self-confidence! emoticon

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SERAPHIM_DREAM 6/15/2013 3:31PM

    Yay!!! I love it!!! I love when I read posts that I feel as if I'm there and even more that make me say... I want to do that!!!! Thanks Denise! It has been so wonderful watching you on this journey... I just need to try hard to catch up to you before you get out of my eyesight :-)

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ROX5CAR 6/15/2013 6:43AM

    YAY!!!!! That is amazing!!! Soon you need to upload that pic. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JEN-MN 6/15/2013 2:52AM

    Yay for my fellow Mocha!!!!
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Making your way!!!

... p.s. did you post the photo?

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JUSTCHELLE75 6/14/2013 12:48PM

    good job

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LIZ324_NYC 6/14/2013 10:46AM


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KAT321123 6/14/2013 10:15AM

    Even though I don't know you, your blog entry totally made me smile =) It's SO easy to make excuses -- "It's rainy", "I'm tired", etc. -- and you don't let anything stop you!

I'm glad you captured that amazing feeling.

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KRISTA-GIRL 6/14/2013 10:06AM

    WooHooo!! Happy dance! emoticon emoticon emoticon Your last paragraph summed it up beautifully. :-) I'm so happy for you!

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CANDACEMM 6/14/2013 9:58AM

    Great way to finish the week! I'm jealous - running on the beach? Sounds awesome!!! Good job!!!!

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