Always be proud of yourself

I know I’ve been out of the loop for a week but I’m glad to finally be making my return to the world.  It was a rough couple of weeks for me.  Thank you to everyone who sent e-mails asking if I was OK.  Those were greatly appreciated and made me smile.

On this Monday morning I wanted to share a message with everyone.  Always be proud of yourself. Every challenge that you conquer and every feat you never thought you would do is something to celebrate and remember.


Be proud of what you have accomplished.  Be proud of the person you are.  Be proud of the dreams you dream because one day those dreams will become a reality.  Be proud because every day you will do something better than you did the day before.

Being proud is more than just a feeling.  Being proud is showing self-respect.  We would never allow someone else to disrespect us so why not shut down the self disrespect and just be proud.  Every victory will not always be a “big” one but that doesn’t mean you can’t be happy that you weathered the storm.

Obstacles create learning experiences which really gives us reasons to be proud.  Even if things don’t turn out the way you expected them, be proud because you still pushed through.

Be proud because you had the courage to start…especially when many others didn’t even try!

That proud feeling

That proud feeling

People often ask me why I run.  I run because I love it.  People never ask me why I run so many races but I know they always wonder.  I run the races because it’s about pushing past boundaries for me. Every time I line up at the start and cross the finish line I know I’ve accomplished something.  Those are the moments I use to motivate myself to keep moving past those boundaries and push toward new goals! I’m using my running a race as a way to explain the thoughts in my head today, not because I think…

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