It was April, warm, humid, and exciting. There must have been 1,000 runners from all walks of life. A live band. Chick-fil-A was giving away breakfast. Unbelievable.

The coolest part? Never knew 5k race results were awarded in age-groups. Who knew? It was so cool to not be last in my age group.

This made me want to try again next month.

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The First 5k

It was 2002 (+-) and as usual, I picked up our son (2) from Marianna’s home, where she ran a day care for about 10 children. Her home was across from the Windermere, Florida library. It was there I first spotted the big banner…

The Windermere Run Among The Lakes 5k.

Had never run a 5k. But my motivation desperately needed resuscitation. Taking a big chance, I registered.

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A Little Goes A Long Way

In analyzing why some people stay the long course with personal wellness and life balance, there’s an overlooked fitness tip:¬†Finding significance in your journey. Remember why you began it, what you dreamt. Learn from your setbacks. Cherish your milestones.

Then begin to create your story (fill it with details), so you can tell others – to inspire them. Inspiring others is also an overlooked tip I’ll explore tomorrow.

The Windermere Run Among The Lakes 5k was the very 1st 5k I ever ran.

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Run Among The Lakes

Blog advisors tell bloggers not to talk about themselves. They say you should write about what interests the reader. So, I’ll meet them half way.

Readers want to see someone practicing what they preach. We want to listen to someone who’s been down, and¬†continues to go down, the same path as us.

Rather than jump into the 1st 5k that came along, I picked one with significant meaning, The 10th Annual Windermere Run Among The Lakes 5k on April 2nd.

Tomorrow, why you should give just a little more thought before acting.

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