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Gotta start moving to something healthy!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The past several years have been extremely difficult for me, and I find myself back at the beginning of the journey, so am hoping some of you are ready to walk through it with me. I can't even tell you how much weight I have gained because I threw out my scale 6 years ago when I was rocking the program.
Today I did a walk/run...it wasn't pretty, but it did happen (4k in total). I had a difficult time even jogging 200 metres...ok, here we go!!!

I know it will feel better with time, I also know it will likely feel better faster than before because of muscle memory, but it is a tough sell when you know where you were, to where you are. Part of moving forward is accepting where you are, and looking to where you want to be. I have a picture of my kidlets and I that was taken 2 days before my first marathon. We looked so happy!!! Don was at Depot (RCMP training academy), and wanted to do runs with me...he HATED running, so it didn't really work. My Dad ran the last 100 metres of the race....he couldn't keep up with me, which was AWESOME!!!. Don passed away last year from an aggressive cancer, and I haven't been able to move forward since then...kind of stuck. We were married for 16 years, together for 19...had 2 wonderful kidlets. My goal is to be in the same shape as I was in that wonderful picture...my kidlets also want that:):)

I hope that by getting the rwalk in today (aka - run/walk), and by talking about this, I can try to find a way to keep on moving forward.

Tomorrow I am planning on a 45 minute rwalk,

Many of you know me, I am the founder of the rookie running group, and have run a ton of races, but our biggest race is our life, and I want to walk this one with people that want to make a difference with the most important thing...YOU~~~
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  • BERRY4
    Glad you're back!
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    You are right about life... that is the journey that matters in every way. -- Give your kids a hug and keep looking forward!
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    815 days ago
  • ACTIVE_AT_60
    Trish, good to see you back posting here. Also, remember the three T's - Things takes time. It is not easy to move on from a loss so significant as yours, so just take one day at the time. - you know who you have in your camp!!!

    You say you are going to get faster - so what do you want the goal to be for next years JASR?
    846 days ago
  • BABARR67
    It sounds like you've had some really legitimate reasons for getting in a slump/funk for awhile. I have reasons too, but none of them are really legitimate, they are just excuses. I have been tired. Moving does not make me less tired, but it really doesn't make me more tired either. So I just have to do it. I applaud your walk/running again. I know it is what I have to do. Without exercise the amount of calories I can eat without gaining is abysmally low... as shown by my weight gain. LOL. So I offer you encouragement and a HUG. Take care... emoticon
    878 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2014 10:03:35 AM
  • SCOTIANRUNNER
    Here! emoticon
    Ralk on! See you in October, if not sooner.
    878 days ago
  • 25OPTIMIZE
    Oh Wood "sunshine pounded up you butt", OMG that gave me a chuckle this morning.

    Trish, I will walk this journey with you too. We've been together here on this site almost since the very beginning, and that is never changing now.

    Rwalk on!
    878 days ago
  • BE-THE-CHANGE
    Good to see you posting, Trish.
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    878 days ago
  • WOODHEAT
    Trish, Welcome back to being the person you were meant to be!

    As the "Life is good" guy, I know that life isn't always good. In fact, at times it's downright #%*@!! But I also believe that we're very resilient and even after being trampled on and kicked around, we're somehow able to pick ourselves, bloody and damaged and get ourselves back into that footrace! The muscles hurt and the memories hurt more, but eventually the run gets easier again and then much to our surprise, we're ready to compete once again!

    Feel free to contact me at anytime you need sunshine pounded up your butt!

    Life can be good!
    Wood

    879 days ago
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