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Jumping Out of a Perfectly Good Airplane

Friday, August 05, 2011

The old saying “Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane if it’s not crashing?” came to me one morning last month when my alarm clock went off at 4:30am. Then my thoughts went to, “Why am I getting out of my perfectly good bed, in the middle of the night, when there’s no fire in the house!” LOL

The reason I, through my blurry eyes, was fumbling to shut my alarm off and dragging my sorry tush out of that very comfortable bed, was because I had pre-paid my registration for a 5K run that morning. BTW, putting money down ahead of time for something like that is VERY motivating! I have no doubt that if I would have waited to register until that morning, I would have stayed in the proverbial airplane! LOL

You have to realize that I’m NOT a runner by nature and I'm NOT a morning exerciser. Some people just seem drawn to running early on. I remember doing what was called a “12 Minute Run” in high school gym class. We were supposed to try to get 4 laps around the track in 12 minutes (that would have been 1 mile). Yeah, right. There were those who would make it around in ½ that time (or at least it seemed like it). NOT me. My legs wouldn’t work and my head was foggy the whole time I was running/walking, no matter what time of the day it was, but definitely worse in the morning.

So... what makes me think I’m going to be a runner now, at almost 47 years old? Determination. Determination to stretch myself - be the best "me" I can be. I’ve got a new view on life. If not this, what? If not now, when? I have a friend (waves at Mary emoticon) who calls it “new starting lines”. I like that. Challenge yourself. Do something different. Always working towards your goal. That’s where I’m at right now. And my running is just another starting line for me on my journey to my ultimate goal of good health & fitness.

So, tomorrow morning, the alarm will go off at 4:30 again. Yep, another airplane to jump out of. And, yes, I’m pre-paid! emoticon

Laurie
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  • NOTHIN2IT
    You should be very proud of yourself! You have accomplished something great! Woo hoo! emoticon
    3565 days ago
  • BETTA13
    WooHoo!! That is great! I will aim high and look for airplanes to jump out of!
    3565 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Just loved you so positive blog Lauri!! Well done !!
    hugs Susie emoticon emoticon
    3565 days ago
  • GYMRAT_AT44
    Very much like that perspective... I workout in the am also... will have to remember that analogy when I'm not wanting to get up. However, I do have sky diving on my bucket list!
    Sheri
    3566 days ago
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