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Why I exercise

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My husband and I just got back from a quick vacation together without the kids. One of the things we did, was drive along the coast to enjoy the scenery. While doing so, we noticed a monument and got out to look at it. That led us to a path through a field and up along the cliffs. Before we knew it, we had hiked about 1.5 miles up a pretty good incline until we had reached the tallest point and had the most amazing views of the North Sea. This was not planned exercise (I was wearing flip-flops and a short skirt!); it was a totally impromptu event. BUT it was an amazing time and was made possible by all of the planned exercise I've been doing up to this point. I could not have done most of that hike a year ago. Looking at what was coming, I probably wouldn't have even attempted it. And I would have missed something amazing.

This morning during my run I kept thinking, "Doing THIS is what made it possible for me to do THAT!"

Keep in mind as you are doing your planned exercise this week that it is not an end unto itself. It is a means to an end - an end that will lead you to some amazing adventures!
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    Good insight! I remember that sometimes when I'm late for the train and have to run to catch it. It's no longer torture but kind of FUN to know I can make the train and not totally wipe myself out doing it. It's just a quick sprint made possible by all the LSDs!
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    Love it! That is so awesome. Wonderful motivation
    3934 days ago
    Love your post love it.. I love when you can do someting that you might of not been able or did not want to do before because of things holding you back.. keep up the good work, You rock..
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