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V: verify


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We have run our race. We have entered the phase of the original poem that talks about the next steps - the recovery process. Link to the poem blog entry. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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The full line reads "Verify Wholeness, eXamine, recover." On to Webster's:

"verify vt. 1 to prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate 2 to test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts..."

Since we are talking transitive verb it takes on an object, that object in this case being "wholeness", the subject of tomorrow's blog.

At every transition, and for that matter, periodically, whether in athletic training, on the job or in life, it's important to take assessments of where we're at. Why else get on a scale, have an annual physical, or take a certification test? To verify that we are at a given point... or to find out where we are, so we can move onward in our journey, and find the next way point.

What ways do you use to verify your progress? In weight loss, sometimes it is the scale. Sometimes it is the way our clothing fits. Sometimes a tape measure gives us a point of reference. At times in search of health, it's the blood test numbers a doctor gives us from a lab test.

And as an athlete, it might be comparing our finish times in similar races over the years. It could be a self-test, a "magic mile". Tempered by factors such as weather, general health, etc., this can give one a good picture of progress or regression. But the whole idea of verification is that we know the truth about where we are.

Only armed with that verification do we have the tools to make a plan to get where we want to go NEXT.

And where *do* we want to go next? Well, that's up to each and every one of us. As for me, where I want to go next is to continue my tour of life in fit-land... to enjoy when I can, endure when I must, and LIVE life fully. Because...

LIFE is good. And WE are worth living it for! To Spark friends on the journey! emoticon Namaste. emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/12/2013 7:16AM

    emoticon We ARE worth it! HUGS!

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LEANJEAN6 9/12/2013 6:38AM

    Yes!!!!!--We will continue on-------Congrats again on your success Barb! emoticon

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DLDMIL 9/11/2013 10:41PM

    Great Blog.

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DALID414 9/11/2013 8:14PM

    Namaste

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WATERMELLEN 9/11/2013 8:04PM

    Metrics help us check our progress: to verify that we're on our path. Veri-true!!

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LINDAKAY228 9/11/2013 2:37PM

    emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 9/11/2013 2:11PM

    Trust, but verify! When I follow a food plan I trust that I am eating well, but the scale, my lab reports, and the way I feel are the ways I verify it. Another interesting blog, Barb. -Marsha

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1CRAZYDOG 9/11/2013 10:40AM

    Love this.

On this day, let us NEVER forget the events of 9-11 and pray for peace in this world.

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SUNNY332 9/11/2013 9:16AM

    Wonderful!

Great post.

Life is good!

Hugs, Sunny
Remembering 9/11 today

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LEWILL1982 9/11/2013 9:15AM

    I use my races to verify my improvements. I have a 5k coming up in October, I have a time in my head to beat...to VERIFY that I am getting faster and stronger. I feel like you're in my head, love these blogs!

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GABY1948 9/11/2013 9:15AM

    As with all your blogs...LOVED this! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 9/11/2013 8:54AM

    "to enjoy when I can, endure when I must, and LIVE life fully."
Sounds like words to live by.
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JOHNTJ1 9/11/2013 8:16AM

    Back in the old days, i.e. the 1970's verify played itself out as "following up." A effort or task wasnt really fruitful unless we followed up on it to see if it produced a positive result.

I really liked this blog because it serves as a reminder to me that just because something produces good results for someone else doesnt mean it necessarily will for me. Verification is a good benchmark.

Thank you

Have a great day.

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