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Thoughts from the trail...

Friday, November 18, 2011

After two days of pouring rain, I woke this morning to more rain! Only as the kids started eating breakfast the rain transitioned into a snow mix, and by the time we left for school it was more wet snow than rain. It wasn't cold enough for it to stick, but it sure was fun to see it coming down!

So here I am with my ipod strapped to my arm and running shoes on...windshield wipers running. I dropped my son off at school and am trying to think of every reason why I shouldn't just go home and crawl back into bed. But, my jeep drove me to the trail...my intended destination.

While I'm sitting in the empty parking lot, I'm thinking about how cold it is. Do I really want to do this? The rain hasn't stopped me before! I've been out in far worse than this! And this isn't even rain...it's white stuff! Before I know it, I have my ear bud in and out I go! No turning back now!!!

I think I must be crazy! But you know what? Once I got going, I was having so much fun and felt so free!!! The further I got the more empowered I felt! It was great to be out enjoying the weather...watching the hills around me turn white! It was fun dodging those puddles! I couldn't help but to feel proud of myself!!! Here I am, a 39 year old woman who never would have dreamed of doing this a couple years ago! Look at me go!!! I love this! I love the challenge of it and the accomplishment of it!

Sure...by the time I was done I was a drippy mess and couldn't wait to get home and in the shower. But once I was warmed back up I had a wonderful day and felt great for having gotten out to enjoy the outdoors despite the weather.

This is just a reminder to myself that there are always "excuses" as to why I don't want to, but no "reason" why I shouldn't! No matter how hard that bad angel on my shoulder tries to give me reasons not to do my exercise...I always win over once I get started and push forward with it!!! You know what...I like winning!!!

Wet day on the trail...where I run!
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    Way to go! Great Job! It's the follow through that makes me so proud. That's when things really begin to change is when I follow through with my plan. So proud and so inspired by you!
    3456 days ago
  • NICKI109
    Congrats for getting out there and running! I am so proud and inspired by you. I think I would have driven home, but you got out there and got it done. FANTASTIC!! Now I have to get my butt downstairs and workout. Hugs!
    3459 days ago
    Gorgeous! Good for you for making it happen. Those are the kinds of runs that everyone should be lucky enough to experience.
    3459 days ago
  • LYON77
    That's awesome! Very proud of you!!! I had a similar experience on Tuesday when it was raining here in Pittsburgh and I forced myself to go out. By the middle of the run I was so proud of myself for being such a warrior!! lol!!! This week I also ran in 32 degrees and flurries and wind chills....I wont be stopped!!!!

    Congratulations to you and I am so glad that you are getting your health and spirit and motivation back!!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!
    3459 days ago
    emoticon I couldn't be prouder of you! I literally got tears in my eyes thinking of how blessed you are. Don't forget I'm your cheerleader in this and you just made my day. Not only did you push pass the "comfort zone" of the cold weather, but you described it perfectly in a blog. What an inspiration!!!!! You ROCK, girl!!! Way to do it!

    Here's some sunshine for you! Enough rain already, right? :) emoticon

    3459 days ago
    YOU INSPIRE ME THANK YOU emoticon emoticon
    3459 days ago
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