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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tonight wasn't anything special, but in a way it was. I went for a run tonight. The rain had slacked off enough that I was able to get outside. I ran my usual route, through the neighborhood, down to the gym with an extra block thrown in to make sure I got at least 3 miles. I ended up with 3.25. Nice.

The thing is.. it was a Great run, and it was Great because of you.

If you're cooped up in the house because of the weather..
If you want to run but can't for whatever reason..
If you've just finished a 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon..
If you're training for your first walk or run event..
If you're sad and lonely..
If you're on top of the world..
If you're struggling..
If you can't kick those last few pounds..
If you're supporting your Spark Family..
If you're supporting me..
If you're in need of support..
If you've lost 2 lbs or 120...
If you're trying to live the healthy lifestyle, one day at a a time..

I took you with me this evening, so grateful for how you have buoyed me up lately and kept me on the positive side of things.

I listen to techno when I run, for the thump, the bass, the beat. Tonight, this song queued up and really made me think of you.

Ok, so it's not exactly deep on meaning when you listen to the lyrics, but there are a few gems.
Let's join hands, it ain't to late
Let's keep on focus and concentrate
Money can't buy you love that counts
It's only for real when your heart starts to bounce

Keep on concentrating and bouncing. We may slow down, we may need to catch our breath, we may even stumble, but we will not be stopped.
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    You mean I ran last Thursday and didn't even know it??? SWEEET!
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    3440 days ago
    Thanks for the run! I'm glad to be there with you.
    3441 days ago
    Thanks for taking me on the run with you. I needed it. I actually started to cry reading your blog. Yes, I am in a very emotional place right now and your sweetness got to me. I can't wait to be able to get back out and run. You will be with me on the very first one!!!!
    3441 days ago
  • ROXIT22222
    Thanks for the run! One day we will do it together in person.. :) I was enjoying that the rain had let up today. I worked a long day and wasn't able to enjoy the 'out side'. (I did get a morning gym workout in).. now they are saying we may get freezing rain tonight in my area... hope not! If I do you may have to do another run for me tomorrow... (you are NOT a she-slug today!)
    3442 days ago
    emoticon Aahh, I enjoy the reading the blog...just like I was running right along side you, or 3 or 4 lengths behind ya panting deeply but still running with you. emoticon
    3442 days ago
    Thank you for the run! You are a sweetie! I'm so happy that I didn't miss your blog. It's a good feel-good read! LOL!

    I hope you are having an awesome Friday!
    3442 days ago
    Great blog! It was nice to get a break from the snow and buckets of rain. Have a good weekend. How's Zerbert doing?
    3442 days ago
    Yay!!! Thanks for taking us with you. I am running inside (reluctantly) due to my clutziness and lack of yaxtrax with the 6-8 inches of snow that are falling. But you'll keep me company, won't you? emoticon
    Too busy living to blog-but missing all my Sparkfriends. Glad you had a good run!! And congrats on the new puppy!!
    3442 days ago
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    What a great idea. Next time, I'll take you guys with me too. emoticon
    3442 days ago
    Happy and honored to join you on that run cbailey! Good tunes!

    As an aside, have you ever gone to He makes a ton of mash-up techno songs and shows that are free to download. Some are super awesome to work out to.... it's a little hit or miss, though, but free new music is always nice!
    3442 days ago
    This made me smile to read!
    3443 days ago
  • TERRYT55
    Great blog.....I'm happy I started my day reading your words. Hope you have a terrific weekend. Thanks for the encouragement.
    3443 days ago
  • LISA01605
    Love this blog! Glad to see you are doing better! emoticon
    3443 days ago
    Sometimes "wasn't anything special" are the most precious of times. Thanks for sharing your experience and words of wisdom.
    3443 days ago
    Thanks for running for me! I haven't been brave enough to try running in the snow, and my gym has been closed off and on because of power outages. Sure will be glad when this little weather event moves east of all of us here inthe Northwest!
    3443 days ago
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