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My Proudest Fitness Accomplishment

Gosh today’s Blogging Challenge question is a toughie for me to answer. There have been so many races that I’ve done: in some races I performed way better than I had expected, and some where I’ve run further than most people I know have. I also played some high level softball in my youth, was a fairly competitive bowler, and I also played varsity lacrosse. Trying to come up with that one fitness accomplishment that makes me the proudest is hard, in fact, for me I don’t think there is one event that stands out in my mind as the ONE thing that I ‘m more proud of than the rest.

That all said, getting BACK to my running after having kids was really hard. I had lost a lot of endurance and speed, not to mention the weight I had gained. As well, taking that Ã…”ME  time away from the kids seemed like an insurmountable mountain because of my own separation anxiety from them. Every time that I lace up my shoes to Ã…”Just do it  is probably what I ‘m the most proud of.

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Which is why almost every day I proudly tell people that I ‘m a runner.

When I ‘m at the aesthetician’s getting a pedicure, I show my blisters and purple toenails proudly.
When someone compliments me on my size, I proudly announce that I ‘m a runner
(Which is about all they compliment me on because let’s be honest here, I don’t have any fashion sense).

They may not understand why this is something I ‘m so proud of ” after all, lots of people run, but to me that statement represents me winning control over my own health and wellness. It represents all the obstacles that I’ve overcome to be a runner.

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Question/Sharing:
What is your proudest fitness moment?

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  • Di
    September 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    here is mine 🙂
    http://www.workoutwithdi.com/my-top-5-health-fitness-accomplishments/

    LOVE that pic btw! So true! I’m always pissed if I have to stop, and plan my runs around stoplights!

  • BGRuns
    September 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Getting back at it is a similar thought to mine, I think I just got farther away.

    http://bgruns.com/2012/09/13/new-training-plan-run-less-run-faster/

  • Chris
    September 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Mine is pretty obvious if you know the back story… If it’s not obvious to you right now.. go check it out

    http://www.wisdomcouragepower.blogspot.ca/2012/09/what-is-your-proudest-health-or-fitness.html

  • flowersofmoss
    September 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I love that picture at the bottom! i totally do that 😉

  • Leah
    September 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    That last photo made me laugh because I always stop like that lol. http://permissiontosweat.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-biggest-fitness-accomplishment.html

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  • cathyo
    September 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    love the last pic too. i totally do that! guess that makes me a runner!
    here’s mine:
    http://mypursuitofhappinessandskinnyjeans.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/september-writing-challenge-13-proudest-health-or-fitness-accomplishment/

  • Jogging Jawa
    September 13, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Probably a bit weird comparatively, but here’s mine
    http://joggingjawa.blogspot.com/2012/09/do-not-set-yourself-on-fire.html
    Love the last pic but I don’t stop for anything! I just turn the corner and adjust my route, but I suppose suburbs are helpful like that.

  • Clarinda
    September 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I listed mine as my two marathons, but really, I think it’s more getting back into it. You said it really well.

    My post is mostly off topic, but here it is: http://clarindas.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-mom.html

  • quartereighthquarter
    September 14, 2012 at 12:30 am

    http://runwithchocolate.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/shall-we-catch-up/
    Playing catch up and getting back on it!!

  • Kayla in the City
    September 14, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Mine is running a 5k without stopping
    http://kaylainthecity.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/wanted-recipes-from-you/

    and I love that picture, too funny

  • neophytegirl
    September 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

    That pic is funny! 🙂

    http://www.neophytegirl.net/2012/09/14/my-proudest-fitness-accomplishment/

  • Oakville personal trainer
    September 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I’ve never done marathons or warrior dash/tough mudders but I pride myself in being able to tell people I train lots of different fitness methods. From crossfit to yoga to trx. From 10k runs to hill sprints to 500m rows. Just being very well-rounded is what I take the most pride in.

  • sheslosingit101
    September 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    You should be proud. Finding the fit mama balance is tough. Also, I love the last pic.

    Here’s my post: http://sheslosingit.net/2012/09/14/blogger-challenge-13-trophy-wife/

    Lisa
    http://sheslosingit.net

  • Katie
    September 17, 2012 at 12:45 am

    It is said that if you do what you love or if you love what you do, you are a success. I live by that statement every day. The idea of being a runner is not just to stay in shape but to feel happy about it. I love writing. I love exercising. I don’t write books nor am I a journalist. I do it for the mere pleasure of expressing my thoughts via pen and paper. Similarly, I have always been slim and have a reasonable amount of stamina, but I still get excited at the thought of climbing 60 stairs everyday instead of taking the lift and walking in a sunny afternoon to my friend’s place instead of taking the car….it makes me happy and I feel good practicing that.