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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Keep On Moving!


Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb


"I may walk slowl...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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What is on your Mind?

"What is on your Mind?"

On September 27, 2016 , I had a scheduled Cardiac stress test on a treadmill with an echocardiogram. I was as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! Actually I was scared. I wrote a few people here on Sparkpeople and shared with them my anxiety...

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Life is What You Make It!


Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
Same world.
~ Wayne Dyer

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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The Journey !


Success is not measured by where you are but the distance you've traveled. Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
~Rita Davenport

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50 miles to 50 km on 50th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Keep Strong and Moving

Getting up and moving everyday no matter how you feel will improve you life span and the way you feel about your self.

I know this because two months ago I could not move that much or for long periods of time because of my back. Having to go to therapy twice a week for my back pain helped. I ...

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Stay Positive, Attitude is Everything

Instead of getting discouraged when things don't go "my way", keep moving forward regardless. Sometimes it takes a lot longer to get the ticker ticking than you think. Never lose sight of the goal, just keep working towards it. Even if the weight doesn't come off, keep exercising, because a firm ...

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