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Glad to be back!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

I am so thankful to finally have internet access at home once again. I really missed Sparking and the encouragement that I receive here. However, I have been able to keep in touch with some of my Spark Friends during the time I was away due to having FB on my Kindle.

This post is long overdue. My 5K in April was great. I cried before we even started the race just because I couldn't believe that I had stuck with something from beginning to end. To God be all of the Glory. I finished the race in 42:03 and I felt great about that. My goal for my first race was to FINISH upright and alive, LOL. I ran with two friends and one of them ran slower than myself so I kept pace with her so that we could finish together.

Since the race I have been up and down with my weight but kept up with my exercise. Some of the ladies that I met in my group have become good friends and we have worked out together and ran another 5K. That time I beat my PR and finished in 37:33 WOOHOO. I have another to run this Saturday with my children and I am excited to be able to share this with them. They have been very supportive and was there to cheer for me on race day. They even made signs :-)

I am back and my focus is to lose 20lbs by Fall, Lord willing. I will close this post with a few pics from race day.

Thanks for all of the messages and well wishes. I couldn't continue on this journey without my Spark Friends!!

Crossing the finish line!

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    I am so glad you followed through with your 5K :) There is nothing like crossing that finish line :) I still remember my first one like it was yesterday. I cannot wait to build back up to that again :) Thanks for the "goodie" you sent me at the beginning of the year. Things are looking up. Love your pictures!!
    2876 days ago
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    Welcome back! That's absolutely wonderful about your 5Ks and your PR. emoticon emoticon

    You were the first person to friend me on SP, so I'm very glad to "see" you again. It's been six months since I joined and I've dropped 23 pounds. I joined a BLC team six weeks ago, which has been an interesting and fun endeavor. I have 12 pounds to go to reach my 2013 goal. I now weigh less than I have in about 15 years. I know these 12 pounds will be hard to lose, but I'm persevering.

    2891 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/12/2013 1:24:43 PM
    Congratulations !!! AND welcome back!
    2909 days ago
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    emoticon So happy you are back! Great job!
    2909 days ago
    Way to go!!!!! And your photos are beautiful!
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    Great job on your races and improving your time! Praise God for all you've accomplished! Keep committing your goals to Him and He will help you accomplish them!

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    2909 days ago
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    2909 days ago
    Congrads! Keep up the good work emoticon
    2909 days ago
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