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I Am an Athlete

Monday, August 11, 2008


Watching the Olympics is something I was brought up on. From the Opening Ceremonies to the Closing, we watched, day by day. I have witnessed tremendous things. Olga Korbut's spectacular feats that changed gymnastics, the African runner who was uncomfortable in his shoes, and ran the race barefoot, Mark Spitz's golden performances. Over and over I was inspired and amazed.

Athletes work toward a goal, refining it as they go, changing their workouts and strategies to get the most out of their bodies and minds that they possibly can. I am doing the same thing in this life change I have made. My diet changes, my exercise changes, the amount of time I work out and the things I can do changes as I get closer to what I want to do. I am committed to getting in shape, being healthy, and learning new things. I work hard toward these goals, and see no end to the work I will put into it. I am enjoying the journey now, I am thrilled at what I have accomplished and the knowledge that what I want is, indeed, within my reach. I am an athlete.
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  • FENINCYBER
    Enjoyed your blog Ruth! Blessings!
    "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win." (1 Corinthians 9:24).
    2997 days ago
  • REYNJANET
    Ruth I want to add my AMEN!!
    4245 days ago
  • STARTINGOVER03
    Ruth I agree with Nancy you are an inspiration to us all. You truly are a remarkable woman, you help us each day to see where we been and where we'll going. I so glad out paths have crossed and that you have help me more than you know with you words of devotion and I Praise God for you!
    4247 days ago
  • GRANDMANANCY
    You are an inspirational athlete Ruth. You point us toward the journey that is ahead as well as the path that is behind. You have been striving toward your goal and you will reach it. You are an amazing woman. I am so glad to know you. Praise the Lord for His wonderful gift....... Ruth.
    4247 days ago
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