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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Okay, Sparker SUCCUBUS linked to this blog today, and I was so moved by it I just had to repost it!

It's amazing, and sweet and inspiring without being maudlin -- and I wish I could buy the guy who wrote it a drink!

(And yeah, when I first clicked it, ice water ran through my veins because the girl in the pic? She looks a lot like me!)
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    Wow, that brought tears to my eyes, thanks so much for sharing it, this might have given me the boost I needed to bring the running out on to the road and out of the basement. The treadmill doesn't do much to prepare the body for running on asphalt, as I found out at my first 5K, and all I did was intervals. This rules. emoticon
    2174 days ago
    I just started jogging last week and can only go for about a minute at atime. I walk for several minutes and then jog again. It feels tremendous to be able to move again. I love the runner I am becoming!!
    2174 days ago
    What a great article. Thanks for sharing it!
    2174 days ago
    That is AWESOME!! And makes me happy.
    As a "fat runner" myself - I've always worried about what "real runners" would think about me. And, sometimes I've gotten that look of 'oh, god, why are you even trying? you're gross.'.. but, mostly I've gotten the 'KEEP IT UP, YOU'RE ONE OF US!' nods.
    And, it's a great feeling.

    As I have on my RoadID - I may be slow, but I'm lapping the couchers!
    2174 days ago
    Thank you so much for sharing! I loved this blog and the picture of the girl running is way better than me. She's not crawling and throwing up in the grass.
    2174 days ago
    Wow! That was so awesome! Thank you for posting that, I am grateful.

    It reminds me to keep my chin up, I always feel like people are judging me when I'm running.
    2176 days ago
  • KATD13
    Loved it!
    As a former runner, I'd like to run in some races again. The only thing holding me back are the voices in my head. "Too fat, too old, too slow." They shout. Along with "Everyone will stare & laugh at you" Plus the real motivational killers of "You'll be last to finish or you wont even be able to finish".

    Somehow, I will find enough courage to just DO IT.
    2178 days ago
  • CHERRY666
    THANK YOU for posting that link!
    2178 days ago
    I like that blog post and if that chick looks like you then you are truly badass for real. The reader in me appreciated that link and the motivation behind it. You will continue to rock it out, I have no doubt about that! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2179 days ago
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