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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Accomplishing Goals.

Way back in January I sat down one evening and made a list. It was not a list of resolutions or crazy far out wishes and dreams.

The list was things I was going to do. I wanted to write them here so that I was held accountable to taking action and doing something about them.

Some of them were simple like being more intentional with relationships.

Some would require more planning.

In May, J and I accomplished going on our vacation together for no other purpose besides vacation. And it was wonderful.

My Chicago visits this year have now totalled three. March, August and August/September.

I've read tons this year. More than I probably read in the two years prior. It is all about being intentional and getting books to read. And though I've been a book club slacker, it's been good motivation as well.

The biggest thing I accomplished was one week ago today. Last Sunday. The day after Abbie's wedding.
My dear friend Sarah was on the committee to plan a 5K in Orland Park, IL. I'd known about it for along time but kind of kept it in the back of my mind.

The birthday muppet twins.

When I mentioned that I wanted to run, I really did but as life got busy I pushed it aside.

In the beginning of July, when I heard about another friend beginning to train for a 5K I knew that if I didn't set out and finish the goal I'd set, I'd be disappointed.

So H and I got back out training. We ran almost daily. I took only two runs without H in the jogger, so that is why it was with little hesitation that I decided that when I ran the 5K on Sunday. H would be right there with me.
Even if that meant he slept the whole time.

So early that morning, we left our hotel and drove out to Centennial Park for the Erin's AAIM for Change 5K.

And I did it.

It was long, it was hard but it was so worth it.

I am proof that if I can do it, anyone can.

Team Minnesota!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great accomplishments. Good job glad you hit the goals. Its always good to plan Ask Mom......
Proud of you.
Love dadio's

September 9, 2007 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger charish said...

Great job.

September 9, 2007 at 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go honey... I'm proud of you and H even though he was sleeping through the whole thing..
My turn is coming up again on Oct 20th 5k for breast Cancer.
Love you all
Auntie L.

September 9, 2007 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

girl, you rock it. way to go! was another item on your list to 'inspire someone"? i know i am! :)

September 9, 2007 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger ses said...

My favorite part of the whole day was knowing that you were able to accomplish a goal...and that TEAM MINNESOTA was there! Thanks for helping support our efforts. ~BMT

September 9, 2007 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger audrey said...

congratulations on accomplishing your goals:) i can't even imagine running and pushing a baby - your arms must be completely toned!

September 11, 2007 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

I'm impressed and very proud of you for accomplishing this latest goal!

September 11, 2007 at 8:05 AM  

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