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Week 10 - I could never...

If you would have asked me a year ago if I would ever run a half-marathon I would have looked at you like you were crazy and said "I could NEVER do that!"

Now I am running 18k and feeling great, so I started to ask myself what other things I could "never" do.  Was there anything I could "never" do?  I mean sure I will never be an Olympic gymnast, but I mean how many times do I tell myself that I can't do something?  (Hint: A LOT)  So I have decided this.  From now on I will set a goal and blog about it until I achieve it.  I plan on spending 2012 challenging myself to do something "I could NEVER" do.  I truly believe that changing the way I think and breaking these challenges down into small achievable landmarks will help me put that thought out of my mind.

Do you want to join me?  What could you "never" do?  Let's do this together!  We can be accountabilabuddies!

Seriously.  Join me!

Week 9 - The week I need the inspiration

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."
-Oprah Winfrey

This week I am back on the horse, sort of.  I am still having pain issues, which is resulting in some difficulty. I sat for an hour with the phone number of the physiotherapist on my phone terrified to press send.  Well now I have a goal for next week.

As running becomes part of my routine it is still tough and some days I really need a boost, hence the fact that I have decided to dedicate this post to inspirational quotes.  Besides that great quote from Lady O, here are a few more of my favorites:

"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner

"The miracle isn't that I finished.  The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham

"Remember that the feeling that you get fro…