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The Best Feeling In The World

Thursday, April 05, 2012

I know I haven't been around much lately, but I promise I've been busy. I need a sign to put on my Spark page that says "Gone Runnin'" like the "Gone Fishin'" sign my dad has hanging up by the lake.

Since I'm up to running 4 days a week now, plus Zumba, plus swimming, plus all my other extra-curriculars, it leaves little time for all this other stuff. But I'm still Sparking every day when I can.

I just have a very simple musing on "Achievement" today that I wanted to share. Bear with me here because I'm currently experiencing a mix of runner's high and caffeine, but...

There is NO better feeling in the world than that of accomplishment. The feeling of setting a goal, pushing yourself to get there and then meeting, or even exceeding, that goal. It doesn't matter what it is - big or small - but the self-love that comes along with accomplishment is incomparable. No other person, no pet, no addiction, nothing, can give you the same kind of love that you can give yourself when you achieve your dreams.

I just ran 4 miles. No big deal for me really - I ran 10 on Sunday. But tonight I understood that feeling of accomplishment for what I have done. I am SO proud of myself every single time I lace on those shoes and get out there and do what I have set forth as my goal. Tonight, 4 miles was my goal. It wasn't my easiest run. It wasn't my best run. But I met a goal and it feels damn good.

I think I'm getting my Spark back you guys. I'm zoning in on my 2 year Sparkversary and I think I've rediscovered something that I've been missing for a while. There's more in store. I can feel it!

Spark On my friends. Do it for yourself. It's the BEST feeling in the world!
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    What happened?
    2518 days ago
    Hi Jenn;

    Good for you and I knw the feeling because I don't run but I walk and my highest steps has been 26,000 + 1 or 20 miles. Now that is not all at once but it was a lot of walking 15 to 30 minutes at a time. I am 68 with a bad back but the walking helps the back. I love when I can pass my goals. Continue on with your healthy life style. God bless you always.

    Smile Joyce
    2538 days ago
    This is a very encouraging blog for me! emoticon
    2540 days ago
    emoticon and thanks for the inspiration! emoticon
    2541 days ago
    You go girl! I agree - setting and accomplishing a goal is the way to go. I love how busy you are - sounds like fun.

    2542 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/6/2012 3:46:58 PM
    Awesome. ! Big things are on the horizon. I can hear it in your "voice " too. So glad things are coming together for you. Spark on!
    2542 days ago
    Jenn- that is so awesome to hear! I havent forgotten about the info i promised. Like you, i have been bringing my A game. Im prepping for my first triathlon and im pretty excited. It is really good to hear the enthusiasm in your 'voice', its encouraging because you had some tough spots and you pulled through stronger.

    rawk on!!
    2542 days ago
    I am so proud of you!!!! You are doing amazing, and you keep setting those goals girl, and then plowing through them - you are such an inspiration to me!!
    2542 days ago
    What matters most creates the best feelings.
    2542 days ago
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