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Competitive Spirit!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Growing up I was always a little competitive - competitive with my friends, competitive with my family, etc.... But I was never competitive with sports.

I only played a few growing up. I joined a volley ball team in junior high. Wasn't the greatest on the team but I sure could serve the ball! Tried out for the basketball team but didn't make it. I even tried out for cheer leading but had no talent there. Then came high-school and I joined cross country running. Got a little competitive there but was distracted a little too much by the boys.

So here I am at age 31 and I have got to say, I have a huge competitive spirit. I try to be competitive in everything I do - at work, in my gym time, heck even with my hubby! My hubby and I go back and forth trying to be the first one to say "I love you more" first. The person who says it first loves that person more. The kids are even starting to do that now.

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We even have competitions to see who can get into bed first. If he wins I say, "well that is because I was busy trying to make sure everything was ready for tomorrow". Then the next night comes and I am in bed by 9:00 just to beat him.

Oh geez.... now everyone knows our funny relationship!

But I get really competitive with sports now. While biking with my kids I am always racing them. With my running group I like to be at the front of the pack and if we do stairs, I push myself to beat everyone. It is all for good measure but if someone gives me a challenge.... well watch out!

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This happened today at cycling class. The instructor had us going on a huge hill climb for 40 minutes. The last 5 minutes was going to be a full blown sprint. Well I am always told by that I am the #1 sprinter! Nobody likes to go by me in the class because we always try to out do our neighbor. Well today she pulls her bike next to mine, bumps fists, and says - "Ready to race"!

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IT'S ON!!!

Well I ended up blowing her away! If we were actually riding somewhere she would have been eating my dust!

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So.... Anyone up for a little competition!!!!
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  • no profile photo CD4685823
    After my three minutes of Zumba, I'm not ready for any competition.
    3745 days ago
  • JEN_BACK2BASICS
    I love a little competition! What do you have in mind?
    3747 days ago
  • BECKBORDEN
    Hmmmmmm....I think I'm up for it. But, could you help me out? I'm confused by the biking. You weren't going anywhere, but you were going up a hill? Clue me in.

    As for a little competition....what did you have in mind? In high school, I was a three season athlete and I can feel her emerging again.
    3747 days ago
  • BUSY_MOM3
    LOL You'd be kicking my butt to the curb emoticon
    3747 days ago
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