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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Well, Saturday I was running in 60 degree weather and what can I tell you, it was great. But you know as they say in Chicago, if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes. So typical Spring in Chicago, we had snow on Monday and Tuesday evening for our Pub Run it was in the high 30's. Well, what can I say, I was kind of dragging all day, bummed about the cold weather and debated about ditching the run. But I went anyway and why did I go? A couple of reasons:
1. I knew my friends from the Running 201 Class would be there and be expecting me
2. I wanted to log my minutes for my Team - Tiger Monarchs for the Spring 5% challenge

So when I got to the run and saw my friends, a couple of them said they were temped to skip it, but they knew the others would be there and they did not want to disappoint either. So we went out, had a good run just under 3 miles and went back to the bar and hung out for a beer. This is what is great about running with a group, we kept each other accountable. And being part of a team keeps me accountable for my workout minutes. I have made a commitment to myself and that is important, but sometimes the added nudge of other people counting on you gets you off the couch and out the door for a run or to the gym.

So glad I went for that run - no regrets! I know I would have felt guilty had I not gone. And tonight I will go to the gym for my session with my personal trainer and log more minutes for myself and for my team.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STARLITNIGHT 4/24/2014 5:51PM

    Happy you have running buddies, sounds fun. emoticon

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PEG2584 4/22/2014 9:49AM

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STAY39 4/19/2014 8:58AM

    That's awesome! I am so glad you found this great group! emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 4/18/2014 1:52PM

    Good for you - good ole Chicago Girl , never let the weather run your life ! You just Run with it ! Good for you Noreen - me I am well on the way to balanced , down 4 1/2 pounds and loving it :0 - Happy Easter Noreen ! Hugs k emoticon

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LULUTU 4/17/2014 10:42AM

    It's so great that you have your running group to keep you accountable - and wanting to post minutes for the Tiger Monarchs, of course! The groups I've found in my area are too advanced for me at this point, but one of these days I'll be ready.

Go Tiger Monarchs!


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SWEETNEEY 4/17/2014 9:02AM

    I am sure you are glad you went - cos you'd been fussing yourself til the next run.

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MSHEL7 4/17/2014 2:18AM

    Yes, that is something that I love about your team and wish we had something like that around here. Some would say you set it up, but I'm not in a place to do that, it would be great if someone would though. I'm glad you have a group to go to.

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ALLYCANDOIT 4/16/2014 5:47PM

    WHOOO HOOO. that's the difference between a true athlete and a poser! emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 4/16/2014 2:34PM

    emoticon emoticon You are SO right about everything you said!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 4/16/2014 2:10PM


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    Thanks for sharing a GREAT motivator! That is awesome. Sounds like a neat group. emoticon I saw your weather on the news and thought about you.

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