What a day….Jim is begging!

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We did it!  We ran the Cary Half-Marathon today and it was brutal, but we did it!!  I found this quote a while ago and during all my complaining over the past few months of training (or lack of training), I would read this and it would remind me that I needed to keep running.  As many of you know, my dad passed away two years ago in March, one of the main reasons I really don’t like March, and I know that every time I read this that part of me runs for him.

Don’t get me wrong, there are many other reasons I run, but he is ONE of the reasons I run.  I feel that when I run he is there with me, pushing me forward.  As much as I wanted to bail on today’s ridiculously cold, brutal wind, unprepared run, I knew I couldn’t.  When I’m running those hills (or mountains…cause that’s what they feel like), I feel his extra push.  I know he isn’t literally pushing, but I do hear his words…”You’ll never know if you can make it to the top unless you try.”  My dad was my number one “pusher” to be better, he had high expectations-across the board in all aspects of my life, but I also knew that he had my back.  I hope that my kids will feel the same some day….

I know that today my dad was looking down and was proud. He was proud that I went out there and gave it my best shot!  irish blessing

Thanks dad for the wind at our backs (at least for part of it), the sun shining on our faces (for most of it), the snow (rain) stopping as the gun went off, and for holding me (& the rest of our crew)in the palm of your hand!!

Okay…enough of that….it’s CRUNCH TIME!!!  3 days of workouts left before weigh-in.  If you are weighing in from home I need you to text me or email a picture of yourself on the scale with something that represents Friday’s date.  You could put a picture of Friday’s paper next to the scale, a phone with a date showing (I know most phones have the date on the screensaver)….something.  I trust most of you….just not my husband!! LOL!!  He is begging me to let today’s weigh in count because he’s afraid he won’t stay where he is at until Friday!

Remember…there are extra bonuses for most weight lost….

  • For every 1% you add to your 4% weight loss I will take off an additional $10 to NEXT session’s fee!
  • The person with the MOST percentage of weight loss (over 4%) will get an automatic 30% off NEXT session plus their additional percentage that he/she lost.
  • The person with the second highest percentage of weight loss (over 4%) will get an automatic 20% off NEXT session plus their additional percentage that he/she lost.
  • The person with the third highest percentage of weight loss (over 4%) will get an automatic 10% off NEXT session plus their additional percentage that he/she lost.
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