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Saturday, March 27, 2010

11 Minutes baby!!

This morning I woke up and had a fantastic run!!

I decided to try and push myself further and see what happens. I started jogging around 7:30 this morning and I knew where I wanted to go. My goal was to get to this big playground that I take the boys too. Now, last summer I was breathing so hard walking to it.
I started jogging and I kept pushing myself further and further until I reached it. I went 11 minutes without stopping! And I was happy about the 8 a few days ago!! I never thought that I would be the girl on the side of the road jogging in the neighborhood, but I am!! I waved as people were coming out of their houses...I said hello to the people walking their dogs.

Now don't get me wrong, there were times I didn't think I could make it all the way there. There is this Christian song called "Homerun" by Geoff Moore and the Distance and I kept playing it in my head over and over again.

The chorus says: 
Gotta keep my eye on the ball, swing straight and true and follow through.


Don't be afraid, what-ever the call!

Because we're never alone, our coach is there to cheer us on.

well, it's the wind-up,

here comes that ball,

You gotta pray and swing, watch it till, it's goin, goin, it's gone!

It kept me going and I felt so great when I reached it!!

What song keeps you uplifted?

Confession: I had Marble Slab icecream today. I went out with my dad for my birthday. I will post pics of us tonight or tomorrow morning.

Cheer: I ran for 11 minutes!! Duh!!

6 comments:

  1. Yea for your eleven minutes! My song that uplifts me when running is called "Run" by After the Chase. These are the lyrics to the chorus:
    I want to run, run, run...run and not grow weary
    I want to walk, walk, walk...walk and not grow faint
    I want to soar on wings like eagles
    You will renew my strength
    I want to run...I want to run

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  2. This is AWESOME to hear, and so very encouraging for an aspiring runner right here! :) Thanks and keep running around that playground!

    Allison

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  3. Hey girl, congrats on the 11 minutes WOW I do not think I could do that (but that is the wrong attitude :S), you are giving me inspiration to try it!!
    My favourite walking song right now is Lady Ga Ga Bad Romance, it is not so much the words but the beat that makes me walk further! But I think the most uplifting song for me is From A Distance by Bette Midler, great song :)

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  4. Wow! 11 minutes is awesome! Great job!

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  5. Well done! It's so wonderful to see oneself going from strength to strength. I wish I could run again but my knees won't have it.

    Keep up the good work!

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