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Toot Your Horn Tuesday

[ 4 ] 05/08/2012 |

I’m sitting here wondering what the heck I can toot my horn about about I’m drawing a blank.  Isn’t that sad?!  I’ve already *tooted* in the past about running, the building of our house and the like- what else is there?!

Well of course, there is so much more.

I want to toot about other stuff.

Like, the fact that I want to Las Vegas 1.5 weekends ago with one of my BFF’s and we had the absolute best time duh.  The best part about that trip wasn’t the obvious- sitting by the pool for hours, or wearing pretty dresses and make-up, or dancing the night away.  Vegas taught me about being me…..well, really, it just gave me a reminder that I very much needed.  It also reinforced for me how much I love my family.

Oh, oh oh.  I just thought of another one.  I’ve *upped* the weights in the weightlifting class that I take twice a week.  I still don’t squat, lunge or curl as much as some of you, BUT I am stronger.  I can especially tell how much stronger my *butt* muscles are when I am running.  Running feels even better now that I am strengthening my entire body.  SCORE!!!!

Speaking of running, the other day I ran a mile in 10:50, which again is slow for some of you but fast for me.  I was a dripping, sweaty mess (hello HOT running!) but I felt awesome awesome awesome as I pushed myself.

Lastly, I will be 40 years old next week and I am fairly certain I don’t look 40.  More than that, I feel the healthiest I have ever been in my life and the strongest mentally.  I can’t ask for much more than that, can I?

What about you? Are you ready to toot away?  Please do in the comments below!

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About lisa: I'm a runner, duathlete and future triathlete. I love to cook, drink margaritas, socialize with friends, and I laugh with my entire body. I'm the mother of three kids (ages 8, 6 and 3.5), I turn 40 years old in 2012, and I'm trying to find a peaceful acceptance with my body. I am slowly coming into my own, finding a true passion with empowering and motivating women to conquer their fear of the unknown when taking up running for the first time. View author profile.

  • Nanci Cernak

    I am pretty darn proud of myself for not being afraid to be a better person. I know I need to be a better person – physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m not afraid to admit it. I am also proud of myself for wanting to do something that doesn’t come easy {running}.

    • Brooke F

      our biggest battles are often in our own minds.  ^5 for being willing to step up to the challenge.

  • Brooke F

    being able to up weights (especially in those classes) is super cool awesome – great job!!! :) 

    i ran my Saturday 5K faster than I ever have AND in a tutu for our beloved Christie O.  

  • jillconyers

    I just ran half marathon # 5 of my Twelve In Twenty Twelve :)