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A good day!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Well, the week went well once my colleague left. Comments were made the rest of the week about how things "feel different" and I was even congratulated. I found it pretty sad. I guess there are people out there who, for some reason, likes to live in misery. I'm glad that she's gone and I think the classroom will be a better place.

I dropped my car off for an oil change and went for a run that was a bit over seven miles. It was a great day and I wasn't going to go that far, but it just felt right. This is the longest run since my 1/2 marathon and it did feel good. I'm still surprised how running, even seven miles, "isn't a big deal" anymore.

Once again, our bodies are amazing! The more we use them the more efficient they become. I NEVER thought I'd get hooked on running and I actually hated it when I was younger. I am a fine example of what can happen when you set a goal and go for it. If I can do it, anyone can....yes, ANYONE!

I didn't have more willpower, more athletic ability or more money for gym memberships or special food. I did have perseverance! I started this journey more than once, only to stumble and fall. I even turned around a few times, but in the end I kept going and I made it!

The path is infinite, but it gets smoother and hills aren't as big. However, the view from on top of the hills is emoticon ! The best part is there are others to travel with us and to stand beside us when we do get tot he top!

Thanks to all of you that have and still are on this journey with me!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KANOE10 10/27/2013 9:35AM

    You have done a wonderful job of turning your life around and getting healthy. Your running is amazing. Yes, we stumble and fall, but we keep going. The view at the top is wonderful.

That was a great inspiring blog. You are a success story.

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DOGLADY13 10/26/2013 4:20PM

    I am happy to be with you, even though I only recently stumbled upon your path.

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KMVBBAM 10/26/2013 1:19PM

    You are amazing and give much need hope to know a person can do this...Thank You!

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KPETSCHE 10/26/2013 12:35PM

    You are doing such a fantastic job on this journey. Your outlook is positive, you have determination and grit and aren't afraid of a new challenge.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/25/2013 8:47PM

    You are amazing!

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ROBBIEY 10/25/2013 8:44PM

Congratulations on your success.

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/25/2013 7:22PM

    emoticon emoticon Make that: I agree, we are ordinary folk, you and I both... with this extraordinary element - we made a decision to do something, and didn't give up until we made it happen.

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