Wednesday Word: Fabulous


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The first Wednesday of each month, the Deb from Deb Runs will be providing a word about which to blog. Kind of like a nice little blog prompt. Posts can be fitness or health related, but don’t have to be, so really anyone can play along. Just be sure to link up with InLinkz on Deb’s main post, and share the love by reading and commenting on other’s participant’s posts.

This month’s word is FABULOUS

and not because I am eligible for medicare…LOL

So what does “Fabulous” even mean?

  1. almost impossible to believe; incredible.
  2. Informalexceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb:

Why do I think I am fabulous?

Well, let’s talk about my athletic background.

NONE!

  • As a kid, I did not play any sports and I was not part of any teams. I spent most of my time reading.
  • As a teenager, it was the same. I had lots of friends and we had fun but in school I was a nerd and concentrated on getting good grades
  • In college, still nothing remotely athletic.  I did a lot of partying but was good at multitasking so was able to maintain decent grades.
  • After college, as a young married adult, I worked as a teacher. My hubby jogged (which I thought was stupid).  I did attend some aerobic dance classes … with a friend. That’s it.

Then mid-life happened and some difficult times.  My co-worker and I decided to learn to play tennis.  It changed my life at the time. I made new friends and met my 2nd hubby.

we only play tennis together once a year but have remained great friends.

At age 55, I still had not started running but two tennis friends put the idea in my head.  I laughed when it was first mentioned.

And now ten years later, I have run hundreds of races. If not injured, I run 30-40 each year.

a recent mid-week 5k in Brooklyn (while working in NYC)

I have completed 31 half marathons and have 3 more planned for the fall.

RnR Las Vegas HM

After every single half marathon finish line, I want to pinch myself.  I still cannot believe that I can run 13.1 miles.

One important thing that I love about running is that you are compared to other runners of the same age. It’s not about winning or losing (as it is in many other sports including tennis.)

I never take my pace for granted. For as you know, it depends on who shows up.  So I often win age group awards which impresses those who are NOT runners.

I am still proud of every single ONE.

winning 2nd in this hard hilly 15k

So I am not bragging when I say I am fabulous.

Because, I think that every runner that I have met in person or virtually is FABULOUS!!!

No matter what distance you run. Even if you never run a race. No matter how fast you run. Even if you never win an award. If you run, you are fabulous!!!!

I feel so lucky to part of this community!

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Happy Running! You are Fabulous! Now tell me why…

 

 

19 thoughts on “Wednesday Word: Fabulous

  1. I feel ya–I didn’t have much of an athletic background either and basically started at the tail end of college. That’s awesome that you’ve run so many races! You are indeed fabulous! :]!

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  2. Love this. My mom turns 60 this year and still loves to run. She can’t so much anymore because years ago she hurt her back in a skiing accident and if she runs too much it flares up. But she likes to join me in running now and then.

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  3. What great sentiments!!!! You and I have similar history regarding running…I didn’t start running until my late 30’s. Like you, I want to pinch myself sometimes because never EVER would I have thought I’d become a runner and run half marathons (and fulls and ultras)…adn live to tell about it.

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