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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I'm not sure if what I do can really be considered training or not, but it's working for me. I try to do a short faster run, a medium run at a good pace and one loonngg run every so many weeks. I also put some sprint sessions in there and I always try to do one good sprint during my shorter runs. I figure if I've run my own 1/2 marathon twice, then I'm doing ok.

I have to brag about my kids and their support. For my birthday my girls went in together and bought me that really cute, and functional, running zip up jacket. I love it!

My oldest son used his own money and bought me a really pretty blue running shirt. He's 15 and did it without the encouragement of his sisters, but he did ask them to take him to the store. He picked out the shirt by himself.

I'm so lucky to have a family that supports me! My oldest will still say something about how little I am or how in shape I am, but she's eating well and we are honest with each other about her eating disorder. She knows that she looks at things "differently," but she's really trying!

That is why I will stick by her at the 1/2 marathon in April. I can run farther than her a bit faster, but this is about US. It's about being there for someone we love and it will be a "milestone" in her recovery.

Here's to milestones for all of us. Speaking of miles, I need to go run! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Sounds awesome, you are blessed! Your training sounds like it is going well, keep up the great work! You got this!

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SPINNINGJW 9/18/2013 12:57PM

    You are blessed to have such a supportive family. Enjoy your new gifts.

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KALIGIRL 9/18/2013 8:43AM

    emoticon family - emoticon for sharing your blessings!

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BARBIEE52 9/17/2013 11:20PM

    That sounds great. I am sure you are just as proud of your kids as they are of you!! emoticon You have made such progress since I first knew you. I am so glad & fortunate to call you my friend!!!
Lots & lots of love & emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 9/17/2013 10:33PM

    I hope she stays stable. I going through hell with no end in sight :(

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DIDMIS 9/17/2013 10:33PM

    emoticon You are doing a good job with a lot of support also.

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MIRAGE727 9/17/2013 10:25PM

    I have compiled my own training from several different sources. It's helped me in Speed, strength, and conditioning. I saw what ever works for you that gets you results and achieves goals!
I always love when families support and it sounds like you've got a strong crew there!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/17/2013 9:54PM

    You are amazing. I am proud and honored to know you.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/17/2013 8:53PM

    How wonderful that you and your daughter can share the importance of healthy habits... and recovery! I so appreciate the support of my own family, siblings and son... it makes a world of difference to know that they love you enough to want you healthy and happy, both.

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STRONGDAWG 9/17/2013 8:46PM

    So much positive energy coming from this blog. Keep it up!


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MEXGAL1 9/17/2013 8:14PM

    Hey, what would I know but it sounds good to me.
Your kids just sound wonderful. They sure love you.
I hope you enjoy your new running clothes. Always fun to get new clothes, especially work out clothes.
have a nice evening.

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