Sunday, April 3, 2011

Encouragment of Friends

One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement.
When someone encourages you,
that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.
I started running in Jan. of 2010 with the encouragement of my friend Denise.
I had NEVER run before..except when forced to by my 
gym teachers!

Flash foward 8 months:
This is Denise, me, and Candi after we completed
The Crim Race....10 MILES!
We're still standing...still smiling...

smiling even more at the lake
"after-party" celebration!

What a wonderful feeling of accomplishment...
What wonderful friends I have...
What a beautiful thing encouragement is!

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  1. How very true without encouragement there are times I would have quit before I even began.
    Lovely post and quote.
    Glad to have found your post following Sunday Citar.

  2. Awesome, congratulations! Running is one of my favorite things :-)

  3. Congratulations-that's awesome!

  4. Awesome!! I always wanted to do the Crim. I am in Port Huron. Too neat to meet you.

  5. I love your friends. I love this post. What an absolutely wonderful thing to have done.

  6. i bow in awe of this! i just started doing one mile walks on my treadmill three weeks ago and they're still challenging to me! bet you're in better health for it as well! nice to visit your blog!

  7. Great job! Your post was very motivational to me...I am on week 3 of the couch to 5K program with the hopes of completing my first 5K by the end of the year. I didn't run before this either so it is a challenge! I am stopping by from the UBP! I love meeting new bloggers so stop by to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family when you get the chance! I'm your newest follower!

  8. What an amazing thing to have done! congratulations! Your friends sound like amazing people!

  9. Friends who are sources of encouragements are great friends! Lucky you to have them...
    Here's to more miles you all will be running, and more laughter in your years of friendship.

  10. Very cute pic in the water.... Aren't friends just awesome!


  11. I'm so not a runner, but a total wannabe. Maybe someday I'll post something similar. I doubt it, but a girl can unrealistically goal-set, right? LOL
    Congrats on your awesome accomplishment!

  12. I wish I could take up running...I've tried...unless I was being chased someone would find me passed out on the side of the road...LOL

    Loving your blog and looking forward to chatting...I'm now a stalker oops follower ;-)


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