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Week 21: 20 year HS reunion approval

Monday, May 22, 2017

This past weekend was my 20th high school reunion. It was great to see my classmates again -- while it is still a little cliquey, for the most part everyone gets along now as we reminisce about all the times we shared and talk about where we are now in our lives.

One of the topics of conversation was started by 2 of my classmates who have been helping me on my fitness journey -- one who is a personal trainer and a marathoner, and one who has done Ironman triathlons -- they brought up a few times that I am triathlon training and had just completed my first 5K. People were honestly impressed! It was funny to be the focus of attention for fitness reasons -- I was always the nerdy girl back in the day, a science geek and a singer, and those were always the achievements that got brought up in the past. But now, with a 5K under my belt and a triathlon in the near future, I got to talk with the "popular" girls about my workout plans, and see the respect in their eyes for what I am doing for myself. Its funny how after 20 years, that approval is still something I seek -- even though I know it doesn't REALLY matter what those particular people think -- it is nice to have!

I can't wait to show off how super fit I am going to be by the 25th!
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