Friday, December 31, 2010

Hit your Stride

Yesterday, I had to literally drag myself to the park for a run. I had too much weighing me down- I DID NOT WANT TO RUN. But the moment my feet touched the running track, I found my Stride. I hit that High where nothing mattered- not deadlines, not dinner, not the partially blocked nose or the sore ankles. I could have run forever! When I finally stopped, I found I had run faster than I have ever run before, much faster than I even dreamt I could.

In everything you do, I hope you hit your Stride in MMXI.

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Deb and Barbara said...

You are so inspiring, Rayna! Thanks for sharing, for a great year behind, and to an even better one ahead!
xo B

Mary Vaughn said...

Beautiful! But I love the picture. Such determination in that little face.
Many blessings!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's me some days at the gym - I just don't want to go, but I feel so much better when I do.
Happy New Year, Rayna!

kmckendry said...

What a wonderful reward for your determination. Adorable picture too! Have a Happy New Year!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Been a while since I enjoyed 'runner's high' - need to get off my butt!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

What a fantastic story! Thank you for this slice of smile today. :)

Danette said...

Thank you! And may the wind at your back never be your own. :)

Florence said...

Rayna, I have just found your blog and love your posts and your photos.

I am sure I will enjoy visiting you in the coming year. Thanks for an inspired post. Happy New Year :)

Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - Good for you to keep going even on THOSE days. Have a wonderful 2011!

Priya Shankar said...

Hi Rayna! I love this post. It's crazy what our bodies are capable of doing if we have the right mentality and a positive, determined attitude.

Hope you have a wonderful new year! Looking forward to reading many more of your posts.

Jemi Fraser said...

Great story! Here's to us all hitting our stride!! :)

Donna B said...

What an inspiration you are on so many levels! I admire your parenting, keeping in shape and your wonderful writing. Thank you for your support with our familie's journey with my Dad and thank you for your friendship! Happy New Year Rayna...xoxo

Theres just life said...

Exercise is a hard thing to start. But once we do, we love the way it makes us feel.
Happy New Year to you and all your family and friends.

Teresa aka JW said...

I love this. I wish the same for you.

Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting out there yesterday to run.

Happy New Year!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thank you, Rayna, and I wish the same for you. We really must get together for coffee sometime. :)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Barbara - thank you. And I do hope this year is better than the best so far.

@ Mary - I loved that look on his face too. Such determination to do his best, even if the best was nowhere near good enough to get him on the podium and he knew it.

@ Alex - physical exercise does that to you sometimes, doesn't it?

@ kmckendry - thank you. And it happens rarely, but when it does, it is great.

@ Diane - do. You have all year to start ;-)

@ Oddyoddyo13 - most welcome. And I hope the year is a fantastic one for you too.

@ Danette - that's a great one. And the same back to you.

@ Florence - thank you for stopping by. And thank you.

@ Margot - thank you. And I hope you have a great year too.

@ Priya - half the restrictions we imagine our bodies work under are restrictions we put on them.

@ Jemi - wouldn't it be great if we all do.

@ Donna - thank you, for being such a lovely friend. I do hope I am able to visit you more often next year.

@ Pamela Jo - there are days when I don't feel like it, but I do like exercising. Must be one of the lucky ones.
And wishing you a great year too.

@ Teresa - thank you.

@ Susanne - thank you.

@ Patricia - wouldn't that be awesome!


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