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    ....find a hill to sprint.

    I've been having some difficult times recently and am normally very capable of handling them without too much issue. Today, however, I was feeling like I might like to throw myself a little pity party. I was out walking by Lake Michigan and honestly considered going and sitting on the seawall and having a good cry. As I walked towards the lake, I noticed something I had forgotten about: the sled hill. I saw it during my many walks through the park during the winter, but it was covered in snow and people were sledding down it. Today it became my best friend.
    Rather than go sit by the water and cry, I decided instead to do some hill sprints. Not sure what the incline is, maybe 20-25 degrees and probably about 50-60 yards up. I was wearing my running shoes (though I do not run, heh) and decided to peel them off and took off up the hill. Managed 7 of these before I felt puke-tastic. I noticed broken glass and dog pooh and made a mental note to wear my VFFs next time. As I put my shoes on I remembered as a kid having grass stained feet and laughed.
    Moral of the story: when you're tempted to give up, or give in to that self pity...go find a hill to conquer.
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    fantastic post, couldnt agree more!

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    Great post! I was actually thinking along similar lines the other day on one of the threads about sprinting. A member had referred to having a pretty high stress day to day life and was thinking that sprinting would DEFINITELY be a great outlet and source of some killer endorphins! If I didn't have a sick kiddo at home right now, I'd be at the park sprinting until my legs fell off. Well, maybe not that much, but a lot.

    Glad you're feeling better, Karate Lisa! Should we now refer to you as Sprinting Lisa? Sprinting Karate Lisa, perhaps?
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    Great message at the perfect time for me.

    Also, I love the quote from (I presume) your sensei (fellow karateka here).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJenGo View Post
    Glad you're feeling better, Karate Lisa! Should we now refer to you as Sprinting Lisa? Sprinting Karate Lisa, perhaps?
    Hahaha !
    I had been doing stair sprints during the lovely Chicago winter and am soooo happy to be out, barefoot sprinting in the grass. I forgot how much I loved the feel of earth and grass between my toes. Summer's definitely going to rock !
    "You can always do more than you think you can !" Sensei Scash

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