Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Reflections on Past Races

When I got home from work Yesterday, my boyfriend had constructed a Shelf to proudly display all our medals from different races that we have done throughout the last 4 years. It was so thoughtful of him to be so proud of me and my accomplishments. (that is what he said anyways)

I am so grateful that I am able to have done the many races I have done and receive some very awesome medals in return.

As I was looking at them, I noticed my 2 marathon medals from Lake Placid. My 3 year winning my age group streak at the Tour De Loop 30 mile bike race (which I am pouting because I gave it to someone else this year as I didn't do the race), My Iron Girl Medals, My 3rd place 10k medal, My 2nd OV Tri medal, and of course my first 70.3 medal.  All of which brought back so many happy memories. Its like a photograph, you begin to tear up thinking of the day, the moment.

7 years ago I would've never thought I would proudly hang all these medals right in the entryway to my living room. 7 years ago I was an overweight woman just trying out a run walk program at the local YMCA, trying to be consistent in my efforts. Fast forward 7 years and I am still as active as ever. I love what I do, it gives me the runners high, the feeling of freedom, the stress reduction.

When I look at this self, this wonderful warm sensation of gratitude and happiness comes over me that I can say I have acheived so much and will continue to achieve that much more!!

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner"- Les Brown


6 comments:

  1. That medal display is awesome!! Congrats on all your achievements!

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  2. Way cool! And congrats on making changes and sticking with them. You are my hero of the day!

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  3. Awesome! It's amazing to look back and see how far you've come! :)

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  4. I love it!!! Look how far you've come!

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  5. So awesome, you have come so far!!

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