18 Jan 2011, 4:44pm
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  • RUNNING UPDATE:

    It may come as a surprise to you, but I did, in fact, beat last week’s mileage!
    22.2
    Felt great.  My last go at the treadmill was 3.7 pushing my mileage up and over the top.  I had an awfully packed weekend and was really worried that I wasn’t going to be able to run.  I started fretting a little telling myself that even if I had to run in 20 degree weather I was going to beat my mileage.  But, fortunately, there was just enough time for me.  The gym here closes early on certain days so it was a race against the clock.  Isn’t that ALways the case??  Uhg.  Either way, I have to report that I have officially beat my treadmill mental block.  Yesterday, I pounded out a perfect 6.2 miles smiling all the way.  And I’m not kidding when I say that I was smiling.  I turned up the catchiest of tunes and bopped my head around like a weirdo.  A weirdo that knew she was doing something VERY special, like overcoming yet another mental block in running.  I couldn’t believe myself, actually.  6.2 miles!  On the treadmill!!  I deserve Trader Joe’s pumpkin cupcakes for that one.
    Silent cheerleaders.  You really make my day when you cheer.  You kind of look like me.  Mouthing words to a song that no one can hear.  Earbuds crammed into my ears, running on that treadmill lost in my own world.  Let me hear you scream.  Yeah!!
    18 Jan 2011, 6:48pm
    by Kathy McElhaney

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    You're doing great! You're like someone else I know who keeps trying to break records… You made me smile when you wrote about smiling while running!

    18 Jan 2011, 7:01pm
    by Jocelyn Christensen

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    Good girl! :)

    19 Jan 2011, 12:08am
    by The Rockers

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    Whenever I see people running in the street I always feel a bit jealous. I'm jealous that they have the willpower and ability to go the distance. Keep up the hard work and please keep us in the know!

     

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