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2015....focus and commitment....

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Not to long ago, I was anxiously following the progress of a dear spark friend attempt her FIRST 13.1. I was NOT surprised when she accomplished the feat with her friends. I was PROUD of her! She kept posting her workouts till she was off to Seattle from Canada to meet up with the others. I loved the fact she shared photos of her mile stone. I cheered when they finished!

I hit like on her status when she wanted to do another one. She asked if that meant I was willing to join her on her next venture.

I was taken aback. I had to think about it for a bit. WAS I WILLING?

The time and place would be May 2015 in Ohio.

Ohio is doable for me since I am in Michigan.

We could share a room to cut down on costs.

I was intrigued.

I know I am WILLING...but am I ABLE?

Not now...not yet.....

I caught myself making excuses......the fear.....of not being prepared.


I can save for the means to go in 2015.

I can TRAIN to be ABLE to COMPETE in 2015. am committing to do......and work with the time I have to get ready and trust me, I won't take it lightly. I have to train slowly and BUILD up to that 13.1 in the time allotted.

Sometimes I realize that I am an all or nothing person....instead of FOCUSING on the NOW and to BUILD to where I wish to be.

Nicole joked that instead of 13.1 we should go for that 26.2! LOL~

I felt like saying...DREAM ON SISTER!

and it a dream? If I let it would only be a dream. The reality is up to me.

I cannot think that far ahead to 26.2.......I have to focus on building to that 13.1 and then build and see if I can indeed compete in the 26.2.

My teeth are almost done.....sometimes I know that sets me back. I cannot stress how much they can tear me down with the pain. YET...I can still work on my walking...and slow jog the days I am not in constant pain. Once my poor mouth is DONE....then....I will at least have the foundation of my workouts/routine to intensify at a more serious pace and determination to be able to go for that 13.1......perhaps even 26.2.

5K's are a breeze for me. I do them practically every day. Time to go forward......

go forward and meet a dear friend in person and not on chat on FB.....

meet and strive to accomplish something that no one can take away....ever.......

a time to dig deep and share the bond that binds deep in the souls of those ......that work hard.....and share the success of time...sweat.....and friendship.

SO YES....MAY 2015........I AM THERE!

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    Ohio May 2015 sounds fun. I have a spark friend in OH that has visited me. I should return the treat. I do 5k's plus almost everyday too, so U should do well with little training. Are you going to walk or run? I for sure don't think I would have a problem, if my bum foot ever heals up.
    So wonderful, U have a friend that invited you to go along. What a great buddy.
    I will be rootin for you all the way. MA
    2662 days ago
  • MALAMI518
    That is a great goal! I will be working along with you. I want a half marathon! I'm not yet ready to consider a full one, but I'm just crazy enough to think that maybe some day...

    I was dreaming of the Disney World half in January 2015 with my daughter, but that's looking like it's not going to work out. I will find one sometime in 2015-2016.

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    2662 days ago
    Mary are you going to walk or run? Would love to walk one. With the leg injury was told to NO LONGER RUN EVER! But I can walk. What day are you doing this I can walk in spirit here at home with you. Or maybe come cheer you on. Ohio is not that far from WNY either

    2663 days ago
    Wow ! You are truly an inspiration! If you do a 5 k almost everyday, I am sure you will nail it!! And just from the posts that I read from you I am sure you will put a plan together if you don't have one already! I will be cheering for you!! emoticon
    2663 days ago
    Wow! What a great goal! You can do this!!!
    2664 days ago
    Wahoo way to go Mary you can do it. I will keep you and Nicole in my thoughts.
    2664 days ago
    know you can do it!
    keep on keeping on!
    2664 days ago
    Mary - as someone who still finds 5k a HUGE feat, I am truly inspired by your commitment to run a half marathon!! emoticon
    2664 days ago
    Good for you! You can do it!
    2664 days ago
    13.1 is the goal, but 26.2 the dream! We need both,and can do anything we set our minds too.

    There is no guarantee it will be amazing, as noted in a previous comment, but in all my spark friend meetings I've been blessed with putting a voice to friend, accents and all. :)
    2664 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    A 1/2 marathon is a great race.

    Caution that was given to me and ended up being sage wisdom: Meeting a net friend in person can be a not so good experience.

    Case in point: I did a 1/2 marathon with 3 of my "spark friends". It was the worst experience I could have imagined.

    I hope your experience is better than mine and honestly you won't know until you do it.
    2664 days ago
    I believe in you! I know you can do this! You have my 150% support! Let me know how I can help you achieve this goal.... emoticon emoticon
    2665 days ago
    I KNOW you can do this! And I will be here cheering you and Nicole onward! ( well after all Nicole is a Canadian eh? )

    Now that you have written a public commitment....there can be no backing down ...right? if there is anything I can do from here on the east coast of Canada to help you....just tell me and I will be there for you!

    Love & Hugs! emoticon
    2665 days ago
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