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Success Feeds Success: Running with Relatives

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Great run this morning with my Galloway group. We broke my group, the Dream Chasers, into 2 groups, and I went with the slower part of the fastest group. However, about half way through my niece and I were feeling perky, so we took off and headed out to catch up to the group in front of us. On flat ground I was leading; on hills my niece was leading. Our splits:
mile one - 13:23
mile two - 12:30
mile 3 - 11:49
mile 4 - 12:06
mile 5 - 11:50
mile 6 - 12:17
mile 7 - 11:28
mile 8 - 12:35
mile 9 - 11:27
We caught up to the last person of the group in front of us. We thoroughly enjoyed our run and the socializing after. Dear niece will be passing me soon and I'm really okay with that! She left our run and went straight to an hour Zumba. I had a chocolate milk and a banana, showered and went to Weight Watchers.

Loved the meeting today. My nephew passed around a picture of him 5 months before his hospitalization at just about 300 pounds. He had a nice loss today, bringing him to more than 70 pounds lost. I am just so proud of him. He intends to apply to the fire academy when he's lost 19 more pounds. He was a little disappointed that he was not invited to run with my group. The last time he tried he could not keep up, but it won't be long. His 5k race times have gone down from 49 minute to 35 and he did one training 5k run at under 34. He is willing to be patient to get into the running group he wants. I see him just growing and maturing through this process so much. He is beyond getting discouraged; whatever happens he focuses on how far he has come. That success feeds more success!

Love that my niece and nephew run with me. Wish I could get DD, DSIL, and the grandkids. We invited them to the kid's run next Saturday, but DD begged off. Nephew says he'll change her mind. Could happen. Can't eat and can't exercise for anyone else, but we can focus on the positives of our healthy lifestyle and be living proof it can be done!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AQUAGIRL08 8/31/2014 7:00PM

    I love reading about Martin's successes! Yours and your niece's too! What is so cool to hear about is Martin's budding confidence! It is all very inspiring!

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BOOKAPHILE 8/31/2014 4:24PM

    Your niece and nephew have come a long way since you got them going. Here's hoping the rest of the family will be joining all of you eventually.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/31/2014 7:03AM

    How inspiring, both your negative splits and the effect you've had on family. I loved reading this!

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PMRUNNER 8/31/2014 6:45AM

    That's really cool! You do a great job encouraging them and cheering them, which seems to be working better than guilt trips and carping! Keep up the encouragement and positive role model!

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HARROWJET 8/30/2014 8:27PM

    It is exciting to hear about the progress your family members are making.

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WATERMELLEN 8/30/2014 6:59PM

    Eventually they will just get so sparked by your example that they'll have to join in . . . right?

YOU are doing great -- and your nephew and your niece!!

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GABY1948 8/30/2014 6:08PM

    emoticon for you for inspiring your family! I would love to live near you if I could run! You are truly living the life! And helping others to live theirs too!

THANK you for all your inspiration! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 8/30/2014 6:03PM


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TERI-RIFIC 8/30/2014 4:49PM

    emoticon you are having a wonderful effect on your family. My daughter has been inspiring me to greater fitness.

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FROSTY99 8/30/2014 3:46PM

    Great job and so happy that your nephew has come so far and it sounds like he is focused and will be ready to apply for that job before he knows it.
Hoping one of these days your healthy habits will rub off on DD and family but as you say-they have to want it for themselves.

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_LINDA 8/30/2014 3:35PM

    You have certainly inspired your nephew to a healthier lifestyle with a great attitude! He will catch you up eventually!
Good for you and your niece! Hope you can get your other relatives moving!

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MEXGAL1 8/30/2014 1:52PM

    Awesome Marsha. So nice that your nephew and niece are joining you. You are such a good role model. And I love how you enjoy the Galloway group. What an athlete you have become. Enjoy the rest of your week end

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49YEARSAWIFE 8/30/2014 1:42PM

    emoticon I am in awe of your dedication to running.

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KNEEMAKER 8/30/2014 1:27PM

  Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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SEABREEZE65 8/30/2014 1:09PM

    What a great day and time with your family. You are doing so good. Keep up the great work!

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GLORIAMAJDI 8/30/2014 1:07PM

    Wow, your nephew is doing an amazing job, that is so impressive! I would love to get my family more involved in running - it would make it even more fun to run if it was a family lifestyle!

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