Support System

21 Jan

Last night there was a a winter weather warning for ice, sleet, and freezing rain.  I went to bed thinking that there was no way I was going to be able to do my 19 mile run.  I knew I needed to get in the run because the New Orleans marathon is less than 6 weeks away. 

I woke up at 6:15 this morning and it was cold and I was tired.  I looked out the window and saw the street lined with snow and ice.  My friend Lindsey called and asked if we were still meeting to run.  We discussed several routes and finally decided to run downtown. 

After leaving my garage, I looked at the ice on the street and thought that there was no way we would be able to run.  At that very moment, I saw a guy running fast as if the roads were clear.  If he could run, so could Lindesy and I!  Shortly after I saw Lindsey in the parking lot and we set our watches and were off.  It was tough, slippery, my fingers and toes were frozen.  Lindesy accidentally jumped into nealry every puddle as if she were a little kid playing in the rain.  We slid so many times but all the core workouts kept us from falling.  We talked about everything and anything.  I had challenged her to give ub the fiber one bars for salad and more protein and she was telling me about how great her diet had been.  I was so impressed, that it motivated me to reassess my own diet.

Three hours later we were both very happy to be done, very wet, very cold and oh so hungry!  I felt thankful for having such a great friend to run with and grateful for her support.  I could have easily slept in, but I felt so much better knowing that I was getting the training I needed for the marathon.  I also felt better knowing that I worked off some of the carbs I had eaten this week.

I am pretty motivated, but it is the motiavted people in my life which keep me on track.  At one point in my life, I decided to spend my time with positive, motiavting people and get rid of all the drainers.  This is the reason I have been able to achieve all of the goals I have set for myself.  When you think about your life, who is in your support system?  If all the people you surround yourself with motiavet you to be better, then you are headed in the right direction?  If there are people that make you doubt yourself or feel bad, get rid of them!  A support system is extremely important so thank all the people in your life that make you better and be that support to someone else. 

Tune of the day:  You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor

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In Health and Happiness,



One Response to “Support System”

  1. LindseyT January 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    This is my favorite post. Obviously 😉 – Glad we forged ahead today!

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