Things I Told Myself….

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These are all the things I told myself before
I ran a 5k in my hometown last night.
all the things I had to remind myself of this morning.
I like to run
I am not a runner.
I run because it makes me feel good,
because it burns more calories than anything else I could be doing.
I began the race last night as I had in the past,
excited, nervous & energized.
By the 1st  mile I was done,
it was so HOT.
Many stopped, but I kept going.
My goal was to NOT quit.
I wanted to quit, my body did too.
But I didn’t
 I finished the race.
My time wasn’t great but I did it.
I guess the lesson for me is to value that.
I wasn’t the best but I did my best
at the end of the day that is all I can ask of myself.
I will not dwell on the amount of time it took me
but instead acknowledge & embrace
that I crossed the “finish line.”

  A before shot with my husband John,

who BTW is an amazing runner even at 40.
He ran the 5k in 20.10.
We are so proud of him:).
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Stopping by way of Jeanne Griffin Oliver who commented over on FB and I must say Congratulations to you ~ what an awesome achievement and congrats to your husband too!
    I am not a runner, the only running I do is running to and from events because I am the mother of a XCountry girl 🙂 but I love to be there for support.
    I hope you don’t mind if I share this with her. She will deeply appreciate your words.

  2. Well done! Love the inspirational quotes – I bet they really helped. Congratulations on doing something that many of us only dream about! I’m one of the ones sitting on the couch that you lapped!!! x

  3. Found your blog by way of a kinky party and now get your posts inky email box.
    Firstly congrats on running the 5K! It is a great feeling, isn’t it? I ran my first 5K years ago in a Susan G Komen race. It was wonderful to be running amidst the sea of pink. All the survivors! I did not have a good time either, but I didn’t quit.
    Your husband had an awesome time!
    Keep on keeping on!

  4. Oh goodness! I am laughing out loud over here cause I am typing my comment on my phone. Apparently in my previous comment I didn’t have spell check on and I typed kinky party instead of linky party. Goodness, I guess I need to read my comment before I press publish. We all need a good laugh once in a while, right?

  5. Hi Cheryl,no worries, I had one of those days yesterday:)I am the queen of mistypes! That must be an amazing experience to run that race! Have a great night,Jen

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