Energy and Movement

I had a very exciting event this past Saturday—I ran in a local 5K and WON MY AGE GROUP (50-59)! I was so happy when I crossed the finish line. At least I was when I could catch my breath.

It was hot and humid—just what you would expect when you are smack dab in the middle of a Georgia summer. But I was able to channel my energy and push myself to run hard, even though it was uncomfortable.

It reenforced the idea that I am in charge of my own energy.

It made me happy to think that even though I am getting older, I can still compete.

It made me want to keep moving to I can continue to run and race decades from now.

So yesterday and today, I got up at 4:44 a.m. to run yet again.

Energy and movement are linked. I have more energy because I move more. I move more because I have more energy. It is a virtuous cycle that keeps me going and keeps me healthy.

Competing in local races and being surrounded by runners at the finish line and awards ceremony was just what I needed to remind me to keep moving.

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