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Pushing through…

getting ready to do a 4 mile training run

I was asked by the warden (Melitas’ warden) a few months ago if I would be interested in training for the Rock n Roll half marathon.  I thought about it for two seconds and said sure!  The warden has run a few half marathons and full marathons in her life and remembered the joy of it.  I began training back in August and at first it was very hard.  It seemed like I could only run 5 minutes until I was tired or bored.  I have kept up my training with not only running, but I also do Bikram Yoga on a daily basis (sometimes 2 classes in one day), biking, and  hiking.  Each week I notice I am getting stronger and stronger.  Even though the Indian Wells Half Marathon got cancelled this year I will be running it in Phoenix in January.  But before than I am going to do the Palm Springs Annual Road Tram Challenge.  This is only 3.7 miles, but it is vertical!  You climb 2,000 feet~

What I have learned about myself is that I can do anything I set my mind to as long as believe in myself.  If someone would have told me a year ago I would be in the shape I am in today I wouldn’t have believed it…but hard work pays off!  It all started with my Bikram Yoga 30 day challenge back in June where my sidekick Melanie and I did 46 classes in 30 days.  From there I began training with running, biking and hiking.  The best part is coming home to my dog and getting lots of puppy kisses.

What are some areas that you need to push through.  Is there something you would love to do but haven’t done yet?  What is stopping you?

I love coming home from a run to Courtney!

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