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I had a great 5 mile run this morning with a group of great ladies!  I wish I took a picture today but by the time I thought of it I was already in my car to head home.  The plan was to run outside but we had some snow last night and there was lots of ice and slush on the paths we would be running so we opted to play it safe.  We ran on an indoor track instead.  There were run/walkers at all levels from beginners to intermediate.  There were two options for people: a 5 mile option and a 3 mile option.  Those who chose the 3 mile option surpassed that and did 4.5miles!  Way to go!  Exercising in a group made the time go by so fast.  You get a chance to have some adult conversation while passing the time.  At the end of five miles (86 laps) people were saying: "That's it?".  I know I felt like I could have kept running which is a great thing (to push myself and to celebrate I sprinted the last two laps)! At the end of the run it was high fives for everyone and some ab work from Kristi who just happened to be an aerobics instructor many years ago (my abs are feeling it now :-).

If you are interested in exercise but are having a hard time staying accountable I encourage you to join a group or organize one.  You could ask around your neighborhood, at a pta meeting, church, at work, or post something at your local gym.  I must say this morning I wasn't loving the idea of running 5 miles but the fact that people were expecting me to go I had to show up! 

A great resource to map a route for running, walking, biking etc...:  www.mapmyrun.com

Keep moving one step at a time. One day at a time.  No matter what.

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  1. WTG amazing girl - 86 laps??? how boring, but not so much with friends!! great encouragement and keep up the great work : )

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