getting fit / healthy mind / healthy spirit

Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else.

It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells ‘CAN’T’.  But you don’t listen, you just push harder.
And then you hear the voice whisper ‘can’, and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.”  ~Unknown

Have a great Thursday.  Believe!


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  1. I so love that pic & quote.. I might be sharing soon! 🙂

    Good workout… leggies (quads, butt, hammies, inner/outer) & back.. abs/core & a bit of stretching & more of that later…

    Have a great one & thx for that inspirational quote! We CAN!!!!

    • Jody – Your stars are always shining! I knew you would like the quote ;). I made the picture of the woman and the mountain last week (I melded the pictures in Photoshop) and I was really happy with it so I had to use it again. I am glad you like it too ;).

  2. This is a busy day, but I still made time for exercise, and we are getting much stronger.
    Went for a run with hills, getting much faster on the hills. When we got home we did jump rope, jumping jacks, push ups, squats, and crunches.
    Time to go, I am off to the PO, hair cut, and TJ’s.

  3. Today we did our 5k walk/run, but we ran a little farther and got in more hill work. Then boot camp and 200 jump ropes.

    The weather is so beautiful here today, which combined with the fact that I took an allergy pill last night to help with what feels like asthma, but is really just allergies, made it easier for me to run today :).

  4. If I could do the stair bit, I would be called Rocky “C”. Remember me climbing the arch stairs?

    Went for a nice walk this morn. Made it all the way. Then came home and cut, trimmed both lawns. My foot is feeling alot better now. Of course it would I have appointment with the Dr. on Monday. Oh well !
    Have a nice day everyone. M.

    • I do remember those stairs. Next time you must drink water (St. Louis punishes those who do not drink to replace all the fluids they lose to the hot, humid weather, and to those who take a ride on the Becky Thatcher – sitting on the top deck – on the hottest day of the year!). Keep your doctor’s appointment. We want you to heal completely.

  5. Yoga, 6 mile run, and cycling cooldown this morning… felt great!

    I’ve found that running seems to have erased the concept of the word “can’t” from my mindset! So today’s post struck a chord with me:

    “…you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.” I love that thought!

    • Wow, yoga, a 6 mile run, and a cycling cool down – I wanna be you :). That sounds wonderful. I think the quote has been on my mind a lot lately because I am trying to do what I like to call “sustained running”, which for me, means not stopping after .25 or .50 miles because…because I don’t even know why. So, yesterday and today when I thought, I can’t go any farther, from somewhere in the back of my mind I heard “can” and I kept going. I am still trying to find time to measure the distance so I can post on the Daily Mile.

      Keep that thought!

      • Ah, you are discovering the mental side of running, often overlooked, but as significant as the physical side! Even after reaching the physical conditioning level for endurance activities, the mind often gets in the way. That “can” voice you listened to is huge! When you pushed through that boundary you added mental training in addition to the physical!

        On dailymile, you can post the distance, time, or both. If you post both, it calculates your pace. I know runners who only care about the quality of the run, not the speed, and post miles without timing themselves. Distance or duration each relevant measures by themselves.

        If you run a route that can be traced on a map, a site like is an easy way to determine distance. A lot of runners use a Garmin. I can’t justify the expense, but sometimes wear a Nike + sportband (much cheaper) when running unmeasured routes.

        I’m resting my legs today. Rest and recovery are as important as the workouts. The plan is to go at least 20 between Saturday and Sunday. Have a great weekend!

  6. Karma,

    This is an AMAZING quote! And the photo is great, too…didn’t know you created it yourself on photoshop!
    That’s awesome!

    Yes, Stacy is back and better than ever!! The new dances are so much fun! I have never had so much fun burning calories! I told her that word must have traveled fast that she is back because the group ex room has been PACKED since she’s been back!

    Good…hard…workout today…more than an hour of resistance/weight training. My arms were so sore yesterday and today that I could barely lift them to write on the chalk board! 🙂

    • Hi Miss Mary,

      I am glad you like the quote and the picture. I have a secret desire to be a graphic designer (one with no training) so I love to play on photoshop and see what I can come up with ;).

      Ohhhhhhhhh, just hearing you talk about Stacey, Zumba, and new dances, makes me want to go to class right now! I will probably go round the bend this Sunday thinking of all of you in class while I am working! I can’t wait to get back to Zumba. I am also looking forward to seeing you again so I can give you a hug.

      Okay, now I am jealous of you and Vern – since you both are doing lots of working out – even if you are sore. I laughed out loud when I read that you could barely lift your arms to write on the chalkboard! That’s just too funny, especially because we have all been there with the soreness thing.

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