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1/19/13 9:56 P

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Thanks RELLIMTENAJ and everyone, I agree the last ones across should not see it as negative. I admit it is hard to swallow when you first realize you where the last one to finish, but.....BUT at least you finished. I always turn that frown around and remember... I FINISHED!!! Heres to many more finishes :-)

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1/19/13 8:12 P

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Races are fun to do and kudos to those that do them.

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1/19/13 1:45 P

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1/19/13 1:27 P

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ROYALRUNNER - It makes me sad when people who are the last across a finish line or aren't as fast as their friends or others out there deminish their accomplishment with negative thoughts and words. I am a walker and have done MANY races (5K, 10K, half & full marathons) and yes, I've been the last across the finish line, and I'm never as fast as my friends who are runners and woggers. And I am proud of every race I have finished. I have done races in good health, while sick and during cancer treatment. Time and finish place have nothing to do with accomplishing something many people will never even try because they are too worried about how fast and in what place they will finish. Yes, it's nice to improve on speed for our own feeling of satisfaction, but just remember it doesn't matter where or how fast you finish, just that you get out there, do it and finish.

Janet

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SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Walking Program Co-Leader

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

Don't look at life as "you have to," view it as "you get to." It puts the fun back in things.


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1/18/13 6:22 P

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That's so true. I wish I could (can't run but will walk it) But great job glad that you did it! emoticon emoticon And I think if you finish your a winner! emoticon

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ROYALRUNNER's Photo ROYALRUNNER Posts: 43
1/18/13 5:18 P

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Hi everyone! I am on day 2 today. I am ready to start a healthy life of running and know it takes baby steps to get there. So here I am on my first baby step to running. Ever hear people say that they don't want to be the last one across the finish line, or that their time was really bad but at least they didn't come in last? Well, I am doing this because my last 5K, I WAS the last one!! So please remember there IS someone out there that came in last in whatever race you do. And they already feel bad enough about it, no need to hear that others are glad it wasn't them :(
So I hold near and dear the phrase "It's not about winning, its about finishing"
So here I go on my 5K Your Way Walking Program......all the way to the finish!!

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