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Hard Week, but Completed my Virtual 5K

Friday, April 15, 2011

Oh, if you're having a hard time right now, take heart. We will survive TOGETHER!
My week started out great- awesome weather, FUN and big exercises, new SparkChallenges. Wednesday afternoon I took a dive. I've battled a UTI since then which put me in the bed last half of Wed.
Okay so last night, I'm feeling better not 100%, but on the mend. I knew I had to run my virtual 5K today or else miss the chance to meet that goal.
emoticon I didn't want to and almost talked myself out of it.
I had to give myself a huge pep talk this morning to remember all the goals I've set and met over the past few months. I'm too goal-oriented. I knew if I didn't complete that 5K I'd be disappointed in myself. So I headed out.
This is one of the reasons SP has worked so well for me. I get to SEE my goals. SP helps me keep track of everything, and I get to SEE it marked off. I soooo wanted to see that 5K marked off. I've run one (live) 5K and two 10k's since this started, but this SP virtual race was just as important to me!
So I finished it this morning. I didn't break my best time, but I kept pace and finished at almost my best. The real victory --I stuck to it and am proud of myself today.
For someone who is not in the habit of "being proud of me" (because I fear immodesty), I'd say I've come a long way since December 28th!
Now my wish for you. First that you don't have any roadblocks in the way of your goals, BUT if you do that you are able to push through and be so proud of yourself.

"May the roads rise up to meet you. May the winds always be at your back...."
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    That's wonderful! I know what you mean about the virtual 5K being just as important. I'm a goal-setter, too, and dance when one of them is achieved!

    Good for you!

    2896 days ago
  • LEW0213
    Great blog today. Glad you are on the mend.

    Hugs, Linda
    2897 days ago
  • SMCBR0031
    That is awesome!! Graet job on meeting that goal!!! I hope you are feeling 100000% better!

    Spark on,

    2898 days ago
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