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.
Thornton Sparkers Team Leader
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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