And this is why I was up at 4:45 on a Saturday to get my workout in. 😆 💖Sometimes the key to success is knowing yourself enough and being honest and real about your behavior patterns to know when you need to make those tough decisions. 💖For me, working out first thing in the morning means I am less likely to skip it. It also means I will be less irritable and stressed throughout the day. 💖 I also committed to my nutrition plan and eating what’s called “timed nutrition” for the duration of this 80 day program, and that means weekends too!
So I am pretty proud of myself for getting it done today...Especially because it was a Cardio day again!
If you want something bad enough you will find a way...if not, you will find an excuse! ~xoDawn 💖 .
Yesterdays Birthday 50 miler, I dedicate to Bobbi Gibb! I didn't know who Bobbi Gibb was until she was celebrated at the 2016 Boston Marathon. April 2016 was the 50 year anniversary of when Bobbi break a huge barrier to what society thought women were capable of doing. She ran the Boston Marathon! I had always thought that Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run Boston but Kathrine actually ran it as a registered runner the following year.
In 1966, the longest foot race for woman was 1.5 miles. Bobbi had seen the Boston Marathon for the first time in 1964 and a seed was planted! In 1966, she signed up to register for the race and was denied. Denied because woman were not physiologically capable of running a marathon. Bobbi showed that we are capable of that and so much more. She hid in the bushes at the start line until the runners went by and then jumped in. This is at the young age of 23! At 23 having the courage and belief to do something that had NEVER been done before but to do it anyway. She was even afraid she would get arrested. She crossed the finish line that year and showed that sometimes NO, means YES we can!
I don't know Bobbi personally but I do know that we share the same love of running and just want to share it with the world!
She is currently creating a self-sculpture to honor all of the woman that have and will run Boston. It will be the first sculpture of a woman displayed on the Boston Marathon course. If you would like to donate and find out more about Bobbi and this long overdue sculpture, please follow the link below:
In addition, here is a blog I wrote about Bobbi
It's my Birthday (50th!) and I will run if I want to :-) My friends and family having been asking me what I wanted to do for my 50th. Without a moment of hesitation, I said I wanted to run 50 miles on my 50th Birthday. You seeing running has been the one consistency in my life outside of my "always putting up with my Denise-isms" family. I first became friends with running in 4th grade. Since I didn't have eye-hand-ball coordination this was a natural fit for me. She has always made me feel better, helped me find clarity when I was struggling with what to do or not do, has helped me see what else I am made of (Hello, 1st marathon 4:28 fastest marathon 3:15), introduced me to so many friends I would have missed out on otherwise, she has also been the vehicle for experiencing 7 continents first hand.
So yesterday I woke up, treated myself to a donut, hit the lake front and ran 50 miles to celebrate not only this milestone in life but to celebrate the one thing that has transformed me in to the person I am today. Thank you so much to my friends who jumped in and ran with me! Siobhan, Joanna, Fiona and Beth! Thanks for shout out Erica!
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