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Monday, April 19, 2010

April 19: in better spirits

To lift my spirits yesterday, I went for a 2 hour run. My husband joined me for the last hour, which was very sweet of him! Running is the ultimate stress reliever. As soon my feet hit the trail, I could feel the dark mood lifting.

I also did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred yesterday, which means my quads are very sore today! I haven't felt this sore in a very long time. It's kind of refreshing--it lets me know my muscles are really being worked. Hopefully, my husband will join me in another 30 Day Shred workout tonight.

I've decided to try to put an optimistic spin on yesterday. Because I missed the race, I didn't have to pay for gas to and from Kansas. As a result, I was able to use that gas money today to register for the Bridge the Gap to Health race in Quincy, Illinois. And I'm so excited about this race because Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be there! She's been my hero since I was a little girl! I had her picture in my locker in high school, and on my bulletin board in college! I might actually get to meet someone who inspired me to run in the first place! Exciting!

But I still have to find a make-up race for Kansas. This is easier said than done. I might have to wait and cross Kansas off my list next year. It's a good thing I've allowed myself 5 years to complete this goal!


Karen said...

Nice recovery! And sometimes fate takes over - maybe you just weren't meant to do that race because something better is just around the corner! I know you'll conquer! :)

Lisa said...

I am the ED of the Connecticut Lupus Chapter and would love to talk to you about your running. Thinking about holding a run for lupus next year. Thanks. My email is