Friday, March 4, 2011

living with intent...

Last night the Lady Indian's season came to an end...
I was working, but I got updates from my Uncle Pitou
and my Field Hockey coach, Shelia.
I know that they played really, really hard
and should only be proud of how they played
and of their season. Girls, I'm so PROUD of all of you!! :)  
Stay Big.

I have been watching The Biggest Loser for the first time this season 
(even though it's the 10th...I have been missing out!).
In last week's episode,
the contestants all completed a 5K after 8 weeks of training.
In the very first episode they did it in teams and could "tap out" to switch off - most couldn't last even a couple of minutes.  In eight short weeks, they all were able to accomplish a 5K on their own. :)
It was awesome to watch and share in how far they've come.  

Sooooo, I've been inspired to run a 5K, too!! :)
In eight weeks!!
It is to benefit a local Autism program.
I have recently made friends with a very special little boy named Adam, 
a new playgroup kiddo, 
and he has Autism, so it's a very special cause.
I've decided that I want to run lots of races for causes that are important to me.
This way I will have to keep up with my training
and I will be helping people along the way. :)

Speaking of training, I started today!! 
I have been working out and trying to get back in shape for about a year now, 
but I am in no way a "runner."
I hate to run.  I despise it. I loathe it.
The last time I ran anywhere near that much,
I was probably getting forced by a high school coach (see above) and that was...
as much as I hate admit it, a decade ago.
But off I go... ;)  
Today I decided to hit the 5K button on the ol' treadmill and see how far I got...
I ran the whole thing!!! I couldn't believe it.  
I would never have thought that I could run 3.1 miles.  
But once I got going, it felt really good!!!
It took me forty minutes (which is terrible) but for my first day,
I was happy that I was able to jog/run the whole 5K.  WooHoo!! 
NEVER thought I'd say the words, "I ran a 5K today." :)
The even MORE shocking part...I can't wait to do it again!! :) :) :)

I leave you with this...
-inspiration has just been swirling at me from every direction-


  1. You go girl! I'm proud of you!

  2. I love love this list, Crystal, I am reading it a second time right now.
    Enjoy the rest of your Thursday, mine is slowly ending, Mrs. Spring is playing hide and seek. It was grey and windy today

  3. Congratulations my friend....yahooo for you. I know how much fun you will have once you are out running that race. Hugs and love being sent your way. xoxoxox