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I am not a runner.......

Monday, October 29, 2012

.........but my little brother is. He participated in his first ironman this fall. Then a couple weeks later he turned 40. I am proud of him. And he inspires and motivates me.
Because of his inspiration (and because Robin challenged me to sign up for the trick or treat run) I ran for the first time today.......first time EVER. Or at least since I was in elementary school. It was not continuous. In my 2.25 mile walk today I walked, ran, walked, ran walked. Maybe 1/2 mile of it was running. But I ran.
I know this is late training for the virtual trick or treat run. I may not be able to run the whole mile (I signed up for beginner one mile run) this week. But I am proud of myself for facing my fear of looking stupid and being laughed at. I faced that fear and ran today.

I didn't look at myself to see how silly I looked and I didn't hear one laugh the whole time. Imagine that!

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    Woo Hoo! Way to go Clara! I just want to get this surgery behind me Wed. so I can get out & walk again. I am so proud of you!
    2031 days ago
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