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On this page you will be able to read encouragement to keep running or start running or walking... Or doing SOMETHING to stay healthy! You'll also be able to read about my latest fitness “finds” whether it be new products I've discovered, new workout routines or even my newest most amazing menu/ healthy foods I'm crazy about! I'll keep you up to date on how this mom of 8 keeps trying to look and feel great!

An Inspirational Letter From a Running Reader

October 9, 2011

Dear Kate,

I used to be my own biggest “non-believer”. But after I ran the rain soaked Cleveland Marathon on May 15, 2011 I knew in my heart that I could never, ever again doubt myself. Period. Training for a full marathon is literally a part-time job and I got the swine flu for 2 weeks out of my 16 week training program. I was on the edge of panic as I thought of all the miles I had missed but then as soon as I set out to run again, I realized the best thing about running – it is ingrained in your body once you do it! And my body just wanted to run and run and run!
-Lisa E.

Dear Lisa,

W.O.W. I must admit, I also doubt myself and at times fool myself into thinking I’m not “really a runner”, which of course is silly because anyone who runs and puts in miles in a dedicated manner and continues to improve, changes their way of eating and registers to run a half or entire marathon can be considered a runner. It’s like I need to prove to myself that I can run this half then a full marathon so I can have the honor of really being a runner… And I don’t think I am unlike you or anyone else out there who runs– or lives life.

We are often our own “biggest non believers,” as you mentioned in your email, and I am fighting to ditch that self doubt within myself like you did in your situation!

I am in awe of your dedication and accomplishment and will remember the obstacles you overcame to reach your goal! I will use it to overcome my own personal obstacles!

Congrats to you, Amazon woman :)!

I’m hoping all who read your email will be inspired to turn off their computers or put down their phones and GO RUN!

Thanks for sharing!!!

xoxo
K8

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