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Creating? Destroying?

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Ashley and I both finished the Tinkerbell Half-Marathon.   As we walked past the finished the first aid tent was right there with people handing out ice, band aids, bio-freeze ect.   I was feeling pretty good and so I kept walking, looking at the ice wondering if it would make sense to just grab it.   At that point I really just wanted to keep moving and my body felt pretty good.   As I took some more steps my legs began to lock up a little bit and my right knee hurt.    Eventually the pain and instability was too much and I wanted to find a shady spot to sit down.  

Pain can provide some pretty good focus about attending to your immediate needs.   However my thoughts also started running and I thought about how difficult running can be on the body.   How there are plenty of people that recommend other activities for fitness and wondering if running was worth it to me.  If breaking myself down was worth it to create someone that tends to run.  
The whole idea of no pain no gain, is so…

Sterling Sunday

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Sterling Sunday

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Sterling Sunday

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This is it!

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Trust your training!
Trust your training! Trust your training!
On the day of the Boston marathon I read a very inspiring post from a runner.  The whole idea of trusting your training was very emotional for me, knowing that I was going to be running the Tinkerbell Half-marathon in a few short weeks.  Tomorrow Ashley and I will get up at a stupid time to go stand out and wait for the race to start.  At this point I still don't know if I will run all of it, some of it or none of it.   I was feeling a little bit like a failure for pushing my limits too fast and jeoparizing the race.  
So I started thinking about what my training was in the first place.  Yes my training was to run, was to prepare my body and mind for running a unfathomable distance to me.  The training was about expanding my mind and finding out what my body could do with every given breath.  The training was about learning to enjoy a new hobby (one I previously hated).  
My specific training taught me a bit more than …

Cause and Effect

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So I signed up for a half-marathon way back in December.  I decided at that moment that I was willing to put myself through the training so that I would be able to cross the finish line in the happiest place on earth with my best friend.    I decided my body was capable of running 13.1 miles, even though I had never run that far before.    As I started the training, I had a couple of little set backs, a fall that kept me from running for a week, and the normal aches of pushing my body to do something new.   Then the setbacks became a little bit larger and I was advised to stop running and then I had surgery.   I had no idea how was going to complete my training and get ready for the race.  
So once I was cleared by my doctor, I started running again and I pushed it.   I pushed it way too much, and I ended up with another injury.  I ended up not only having to take a break from running, also from yoga, from my daily activities.   I was told to sit on the couch with a heating pad and wat…

Sterling Sunday!

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End of year three!