Daily Archives: November 3, 2014

Proud to Be Me Campaign!!

My fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador Kathy has set up this awesome campaign for the month of November that shifts the focus on things we are PROUD of in ourselves.  I know for me, this is not always easy, but also very important!  To embrace the great things about who I am, and not just focus on my flaws!
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Kathy wrote a great post about WHY she started this campaign!!! I know it got me thinking about all the negative things I say about myself to myself and others, and how I need to change that!

Here are a few other bloggers who will be participating in the campaign!

www.mamamarathoner.com
accidentalathlete.rachelboehm.com
http://www.prettyinpinkfitness.wordpress.com
http://sublimereflection.com
www.treefitness.com
www.chocolaterunnergirl.wordpress.com
http://www.FromLazyToLady.blogspot.com

www.acoupleofdashes.com
http://www.runningonhappy.com
www.healthyfoodieslosingbooties.blogspot.com
www.upearlywithamy.com
www. fittyduck.wordpress.com
http://trihardmama.com

Feel free to jump in any time this month and post on your blog, twitter, instagram, facebook, ect.  Just make sure to include #proudtobeme with your post!! Let me know if you are in and I will check out your posts too!!  Let’s CELEBRATE what we have accomplished!!!

Here are the prompts for each day!

Nov. 1 – I love my (personality trait) I love that I am compassionate.

Nov. 2 – I’m proud that I
have overcome the eating disorder that tied me down for 20+ years, and that I have been in recovery for almost 7 years!

Nov. 3 – I do ________ well encouragement!

Nov. 4 –I am (positive adjective) because ________

Nov. 5 – I recently (action you did) that made me feel proud of myself
Nov. 6 – I love my (body part)
Nov. 7 – I am a _____ person (positive adjective)
Nov. 8 – Two positive words to describe the way I treat others are _____ and _____
Nov. 9 – 1 thing I do to help others is ________
Nov. 10 – 1 strength I have is my ability to ______
Nov. 11 – 1 unique quality about myself is that I ___________
Nov. 12 – Today I will focus on my (name a positive trait) ___________
Nov. 13 – 1 positive thing my body allows me to do is ________
Nov. 14 – I love my (1 positive thing in your life) ________
Nov. 15 – I am a great friend because I __________
Nov. 16 – My (body part) is/are perfect
Nov. 17 – I’m thankful for my _________
Nov. 18 – 1 positive word that describes my work ethic is ________
Nov. 19. – I’m strong because I can  __________
Nov. 20 – I am a good person because I ________
Nov. 21 – I inspire others by ________
Nov. 22 – Today I will take care of myself by _________
Nov. 23 – 1 thing I did well yesterday was ________
Nov. 24 – I’m proud of my ability to _______
Nov. 25 – 1 accomplishment I made for which I’m really proud is ________
Nov. 26 – 3 things I do well are
Nov. 27 – I am thankful for _______
Nov. 28 – I am a good _________
Nov. 29 – I worked hard to accomplish ______
Nov. 30 – 1 thing I promise to do to continue to find my strengths is ________

I will try to post each prompt here daily, but also check out my Instagram and Twitter accounts!  They will def have them 🙂 (Please share your accounts with me too!)

Tell me some things you are proud of, and join in the fun!!

XO
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-

WoodsEdge Trail Race Recap! Race 25 of 2014!

Happy November!  Fall weather has finally decided to grace Houston with its presence! It was a chilly 45* on Saturday morning!!!  Since I have lived in the south for almost 7 years, I have grown more and more used to the warmer summers and the not so cold winters!  And I LOVE it!
Anyways, I arrived at the race at 9:15.  The packet pickup time was supposed to end at 9:30, and the race to start at 10.  Well, packet pickup time just kept on going, and we did not end up racing till 10:30!!!
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It was so chilly that I sat in my car for a while, then went to use the restroom inside the church it was all held at!  Then I took my energybits and got ready to race!
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Right before the race started I ran into my friend Ling!
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I was not sure how this race would go because I was getting over a cold, and needed a bit more sleep!
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The race began on the driveway of the church, then went into the woods.  It was a pretty good path for a trail race.  Most of the race was really low key with a few mini obstacles with roots, stickers and a few hills.  I felt really good running, and the weather was perfect for running!!
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The path wound around the woods and I felt like we were running in circles at some points!
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Being in the woods threw off my GPS, and it was saying all sorts of crazy things to me while we ran! But in the end, I pulled off a PR!
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If this is accurate for TIME, not distance, I will be thrilled!!!  If not, that’s ok too 🙂
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37:41.0!

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After the race I ran into another friend of mine from the gym!!!
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There was a lady offering post-race massages, and I went and got one! It was fabulous!!!!

I am only 8 races away from my #33for33 this year!  I am SO excited and I can not wait to cross each finish line!!  Thank you AGAIN Lauren for inspiring me to run so many races in 1 year!!

Did you race this weekend?
Do you have any goals you are still striving to finish in 2014?

Have a healthy day!

XO,
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-