Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"I did it!"

My little grandson, Mason, is just two, but he has learned how to celebrate an accomplishment. It always makes me smile when I hear him say "I did it!" as he throws his arms up in jubilation. Well, that is sort of how I feel as I share with you that I had a great experience this past Saturday. As an exclamation point to my weight loss, I entered and ran in the Pets and Vets 5K. This race was sponsored by my hospice. The weather was less than nice as it was drizzling, windy, and chilly. But, "I did it!" I ran my first 5K ever and came in second place in my age group. To say that I was elated is an understatement. Self-care cannot be something we tacitly acknowledge as necessary. It is something we embrace and practice. I lost the weight through dieting and exercise. I trained for this 5K for several months and "I did it!" Blessings to you all this Holiday and Holy Day Season!

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