Thursday, September 29, 2011
I just love my Sparkfriends! The only ones asking for a race update! It's great to have this community.
Fired up for a cure 9-24-2011
finished #99 out of #119
ran a 12:10 mile (well I will admit that I lost my spice a few times and walked some)
I have a long term goal to get to a 10 minute mile
I am way ahead of everyone that didn't show up and I got a nice compliment from the mother of the 6 year old that "smokes" me every race!
This race was to honor my BFF. She did not come. My son was sick with a cold and said that he would not be able to run with me right before we left the house. I felt depressed about BFF not coming and blowing the whole thing off. I have since spoken to her and did let her know that I was upset. I told her that I was aware that she had not asked me to do this. I stated that I will never bring up the subject with her again. I have learned a valuable lesson. I will also not speak of the disappointment about that situation again (anywhere!)
I joined a weight loss competition at the Y. SOMEONE in the locker room "threw down the gauntlet" and called me out! Yikes- way to spur me on! I am serious about that- if you tell me I won't be able to do something most of the time it makes me try all the more~ I lost over 5 lbs on the weigh in today! Excitement!
I will not give up. I won't be ashamed or upset that someone is doing more or "better" than me. If you run faster and farther- good for you! I'm just so glad that I can actually run- I was so afraid that I would never be able to walk normally again and now I can run! I still have trouble on steps- going down them- but maybe that will get better over time too.
Whatever you do or want to do - don't give up. Don't let other people control you or your emotions. Don't be a hostage to the thoughts and ideas of other people. Be yourself and be proud of who you are and what you can do.