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L: learning

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I used it as "still learning it's real" in the poem. To get that sense, I see I used it as a verb, the present tense of "to learn". Webster says this:

"learn vt. learned or learnt, learning 1 to get knowledge of (a subject) or skill in (an art, trade, etc.) by study, experience, instruction, etc. 2 to come to know [to learn what happened] 3 to come to know how [to learn to swim] 4 to fix in the mind; memorize 5 to acquire as a habit or attitude [to learn humility] ..."

I'll stop there, because clearly in the sense of "learning it's real", I'm trying to fix in the mind, to memorize my new lifestyle and habits. Yes, it takes time, it takes study, it takes experience, and sometimes it takes "a little help from my (Spark) friends". Going on a journey to transform one's life, it helps to have companions along the way. So we CAN learn from one another.

I'm still wrapping my brain around the fact that I've crossed a half marathon finish line four separate times with a bib on my chest and got an official time! I'm still learning that ME, being an athlete is REAL.

And for now... trying to chill, (scale free for a week tomorrow), store energy without undoing fitness, and be ready for the NEXT learning experience!

Spark a great Labor Day weekend, my friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATRICIAAK 9/1/2013 8:25AM

    Life is full of learning opportunities.

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WATERMELLEN 8/31/2013 9:21PM

    Oh the learning thing -- what I have to learn over and over and over again (such as, hunger is not an emergency) and what I can learn from others, and also what have to learn that is "me-specific": all of that!!

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BLUENOSE63 8/31/2013 7:18PM

  Learning: What did I learn today you ask!

Well I learnt that I can do whatever I set mind to and that even though I switched the race to the Half IM Swim/Cycle I am okay with that as I weighed the odds of permanently injury my new healed hip by running a half marathon after swimming 2 KM and biking 90 KM.....

You are never to old to learn something new

Thanks for all your encouragement on my race prep, I really appreciated it.


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MJREIMERS 8/31/2013 6:07PM

    Learning is lifelong and we need to enjoy the journey! You are and always will be an athlete from here on out! You have accomplished much and you will continue to do so. You will also continue to be an "I" for inspiration! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 8/31/2013 2:38PM

    You are as real an athlete as anyone I know!! Love your alphabet, Barb.

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LESLIELENORE 8/31/2013 2:12PM

    emoticon Hope you have a great weekend.

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DLDMIL 8/31/2013 1:53PM

    Have a great holiday weekend.

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DALID414 8/31/2013 11:34AM

    Happy healthy Labor Day weekend

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GABY1948 8/31/2013 10:38AM

    Have a great are learning just fine. The scale is not my friend addicts me...I never go on it more than once a week...and just have my dh weigh works...

You are truly an glad you are having good times!

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MIRAGE727 8/31/2013 9:30AM

    If we're on the journey and successful, we're always learning! Great blog, Barb! Have a healthy Saturday!

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SPINNINGJW 8/31/2013 9:17AM

    Enjoy your 3-day weekend. I will enjoy having work.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/31/2013 8:52AM

    The learning never stops, does it Barb! What an awesome blog. You definitely are an athlete! To the core!

HUGS and enjoy the long weekend.

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NEW-CAZ 8/31/2013 8:39AM

    emoticon emoticon Have a great weekend! emoticon

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