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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Crying tears of joy right now.. What is the date? I want to mark this day. Today I decided to just do jogging for cardio-- nothing else and see how far I could go. I did 15 minutes...then 20. Then I told myself I could jog 30. Just keep going you can do it. I have NEVER jogged 30 minutes in my entire life (ok maybe when I was playing as a little kid). Every time I thought "maybe that's good enough for today" the number 30 kept popping up. I listened to the lyrics of the songs that were playing and pictured the faces of people I loved. I saw Greg's face floating in front of me --reminded me of Bohemian Rhapsody LOL. I told myself if their lives depended on it -I would keep running. At 26 minutes my legs needed to quit but the Ghuetta song "Titanium" came on. I thought--- this is a GREAT song to end this workout on and so I kept jogging. Lyrics: "I'm criticized. But all your bullets ricochet. You shoot me down but I get up. I'm bulletproof. Nothing to lose. Fire away. fire away." I sang out and jogged and glanced down to see 28 seconds left in the song and I just started crying. I was so overwhelmed that I was doing it I jogged for 30 minutes straight. I am almost wondering if I am asleep and just dreaming right now..... I want to enjoy this moment right here and right now. I want to appreciate being alive and be thankful for everything good in my life. But I am also going to slightly entertain the idea of setting another goal. If I could do 30 minutes... maybe in a couple months I can jog for an hour straight. And maybe someday I will lose enough weight and get my knee strong enough to full out run. It's hard to grasp the idea that I could do that but I am really starting to believe anything is possible.
Anything is possible Jackie.... I love you
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    I just teared up! You are so awesome! I am so proud of you!! That is such a great thing and I am so happy for you! Way to go sweet girl!!
    2102 days ago
    Way to go! Sounds like some good endorphines kicked in while you were jogging.
    If your knees hurt check into using some orthotics. They are expensive but can really help and they make them for running shoes as well. Keep up that excellent energy! emoticon
    2102 days ago
    That is such a huge accomplishment! Way to go!
    2102 days ago
    Thanks ladies emoticon and thanks for the tip ShrinkU.... gonna do some extra stretching right now too.
    2102 days ago
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    Good for you!!!
    2102 days ago
    WOW congratulations!! That's an amazing accomplishment and good for you for pushing yourself there!!!!! I love it when a good song comes on and you just get a renewed sense of motivation. Mambo Number 5 is probably my favorite song for that hahaha.

    Congrats again and keep up the good work!!!

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    2102 days ago
    Wow!! That is great! I am soooo proud of you.. and happy FOR you!!
    If your shins are hurting now Ice and Elevate your legs :) Your legs will thank you tomorrow. Way to go!!!!!!

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    2102 days ago
    I started out about a month ago with jogging in place and then jogging around the house backwards forwards...when it gets tough-- jogging in place really helps because then I can put all my focus and energy into pushing it until the end of each song. I really like to use because I can choose whatever type of radio (my workout radio, dance radio, and today's hits radio stations are my favorite to jog to). The songs keep playing a few 30 second commercials here and there. Sometimes I use that time to march in place and give my legs a break before I keep going. The songs are about 3-4 minutes long so if I jog for 8-9 songs that ends up being 30 minutes. I started out with 3 minutes one time then 5, then 10, then 15 and today just pushed for that 30. Good luck and post a blog emoticon -- you can probably do better than me emoticon
    2102 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/17/2012 6:01:23 PM
    i have been thinking about going jogging but i dont think i can do 30 mins like you but i will try i will post a blog if i do. good luck with your goal of an hour post if you do go for an hour emoticon
    2102 days ago
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