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It's MORE than just about the BLING

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I enjoy making things with my hands. I'd rather create it myself than purchase something someone else has made...even if the cost is a bit more. I want to make things my own. This past weekend i completed a wall project...



To some people this wall may be a showcase of the events i've completed. To show off the BLING i've received for completing certain events.

That's not what it is to me.

For me, this is my inspiration wall. I can easily sit on my bed and stare at this wall and just ponder how different my life is NOW compared to just a few years ago.

A few years ago I could barely walk a mile without wheezing, being short of breathe and having my feet hurt. Today I can run and BREATHE and enjoy life as if i'm living it for the first time. I can go further and faster and my heart loves me for it.

A few years ago i hated...actually, i secretly longed to belong to some sort of group where i could fit in. I never thought it would be a competitive group such as this...the running world,all these races i've been in, the people, for the most part, are encouraging. They see me, still a big girl, out there giving it my all. THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT and they know it!

Just to try...just to gather up the courage to try and dare to be more than what you thought you could ever do...

I can easily stare at this wall and the tears will start streaming down my cheeks...

I'm MORE than what i ever thought i was...

I'm more than what I thought i was capable of doing or being...

AT some point I realized I was more and I decided to go after it. I decided to stand up, put on my shoes and just get out there. That's where it all starts..just winning the battle over ourselves to just TRY.

So this wall is so much more than the bling and bibs that hang on it. It's the dreams that went behind each one of them. It's the goals I set for myself before any of the bibs ever came into my hands. It's the notion that I am more and capable of more. It's a showcase of love...of dedication...of dreams...of goals...it's my wall and it tells me that i decided to love myself and think of myself as something greater than i once believed.

It's my wall of inspiration...it's my love letter to myself...I finally told myself that I loved me enough to change my life...

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PSIMSON 11/7/2013 10:57AM

    LOVE your board, that's fantastic!

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DEIDRESH 11/7/2013 10:01AM

    this is a great idea!!!! love it!

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BOBCATGIRL76 11/7/2013 9:34AM

    I love this! I've asked J.D. to make me something out of wood for my race medals and numbers since he loves woodworking. I don't have many medals yet, just my half-marathon from April, but it's the idea that matters right?

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TREE57 11/4/2013 9:10PM

    This is beautiful! A love letter to yourself....you are such an amazing person, setting goals and seeing them to fruition with hard non-negotiable training! I'm so lucky to be on your team and stand in awe of your commitment!

Well done my friend!

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GGJUNEBUG 11/2/2013 9:00PM

    So beautifully worded. You go girl!

Very happy for you.

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FITMARY 10/30/2013 8:21AM

    Wonderful job....on both the wall AND the exercise.
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SUGAR0814 10/30/2013 12:00AM

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ZAPPATTACK 10/29/2013 11:12PM

    I absolutely LOVE this !! Thanks for being an inspiration :)

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LETHA_ 10/29/2013 9:04PM

    Most Excellent!!


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XXSOLA_FIDEXX 10/29/2013 8:04PM

    That's really awesome! I need to do this at my house. emoticon

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FOXY-NESS 10/29/2013 7:22PM

    WOW!! Impressive!! You are a great inspiration to so many!! emoticon

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LJCANNON 10/29/2013 1:47PM

    emoticon What a WONDERFUL Wall!! It is DEFINITELY about so much MORE Than The Bling!!

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BEEANDHAM 10/29/2013 1:22PM

    So inspiring!!!

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TRUNKJUNK 10/29/2013 1:20PM

    Vicky you are such an inspiration not only to yourself but to everyone that comes in contact with you. I'm so glad that our paths crossed as you have definitely inspired me the few years I've known you. You Go Gurl!

p.s. Knowing you you're going to need a bigger wall. LOL

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FITNAPTURAL 10/29/2013 1:20PM

    That's awesome! I feel the same way about my running. It's so much more than those things! emoticon

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 10/29/2013 1:10PM

    This is an emoticon idea - I love that you can just keep adding to your wall.

Well done!!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 10/29/2013 1:07PM

    SOOOO much more! I LOVE your inspiration wall of fame! You rock! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/29/2013 1:04PM

    and i love your wall,lol.i am glad there will be space to mark your achievements of your 3 day walk.canīt wait to see your board grow and you shrink lol.keep on keeping on you are doing great. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JTAMSYN 10/29/2013 12:52PM

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JULESJET 10/29/2013 12:46PM

    That's a wonderful piece of wall art! Great job!

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SIMONEKP 10/29/2013 12:42PM

    nice wall

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FINCHFEEDER80 10/29/2013 12:38PM

    This is just awesome beyond words! You go girl!!

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SANDERSO23 10/29/2013 12:36PM

    What a great way to remind yourself how far you have come. emoticon

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RENLLY 10/29/2013 12:30PM

    I love it ! I think it shows what you have accomplished.

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ARCHIMEDESII 10/29/2013 12:14PM

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What a fantastic idea !! So far, I just have all my finisher medals hung up on nail. LOL !! Your wall project is much more creative. I'm sure you will add more and more bibs/bling.


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BEHAPPY0201 10/29/2013 11:50AM

    This is awesome girl - way to go!!!

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CINDYBEL 10/29/2013 11:45AM

    Before you know it you won't be able to see the wall. You''ve really accomplished alot. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 10/29/2013 11:39AM

    You are the inspiration!

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