Monday Motivation, Finish Strong!

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Real Estate Agent with First Weber Inc WI LIC #125698

 

Monday Motivation

Finish Strong!

 

A few months back I had the opportunity to attend the Biggest Loser 5K and 1/2 Marathon.  It was an inspiring event!  This was my sisters first 1/2 Marathon.  Not only did she beat her goal, but she did so with vigar!  I am so proud of her.  However, that is not what this blog is about!  As I watched all the walkers and runners rounding the corner and all the folks there to cheer them on, I heard these words over and over again; "Finish Strong". 

 

Debby's 1/2 Marathon Time!

 

It especially hit me when the woman in the picture below was coming to the finish line.  Before she rounded the corner, her daughters told the MC of the event her name and a little of her story.  As this woman rounded the corner and walked toward that finish line, it wasn't to be the first to cross or break any records.  It was simply to finish and to finish strong. 

 

 

When she approached the finish line, she had all she could do to dig down deep and keep going.  The MC and the croud screamed and cheered; Come on, Finish Stong!  You can do it!"  As she approached the finish line, you could clearly feel the emotion filling the air.  She stepped over the finishline and for a brief moment stopped, bent over, clasping her hands to cover her face.  It was then that I saw the cane she was carrying.  Then summoning everything she had in her she stood up strait, lifted her arms to the sky, cane in hand and proudly stepped over that forward to collect her medal.  Needless to say, there was not a dry eye in the crowd!

 

The Medal

 

So, as we enter into the final month of the year, don't let yourself get too distracted by everything else.  What is it you can do today to make sure next year is your best year yet?   Enjoy the holiday magic, but dig down deep and make sure you finish strong!  If you have a moment that you "just don't want to", think about this race.  There were people of every age, size and ability their!  And they chose to get off the couch, put their running shoes on and Finish Strong!

 

Monday Motivation

Finish Strong!

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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Nicely written Laura.  You added another teary eye to the crowd that was actually there.  I am a sucker for people who inspire through their actions.  Enjoy the Holidays!  Mark

Dec 01, 2014 09:04 AM #1
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Sunshine! I'm proud of you. Great to see you blogging again. Great talking to you earlier today.

Dec 01, 2014 09:05 AM #2
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Joan Cox
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Laura S. Baker what a great post, and so inspirational as we enter the last month of the year.   I will have my tennys on, and FINISH STRONG!   

Dec 01, 2014 09:11 AM #3
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Graziella Bruner
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What an inspiring story and to Finish Strong!  Thanks for sharing a great story!

 

Dec 01, 2014 09:16 AM #4
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I didn't realize that they had such an event Laura. As we enter the final month, we can all associate with finishing strong! 

Dec 01, 2014 11:09 AM #5
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Thanks for the inspiring story Laura, a great message for all.

Finish Strong!

 

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Hello Laura,

What a great thought, Finish Strong.  It can apply to the last month of the year, a race or even every day.
Mel

Dec 01, 2014 12:46 PM #7
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Hi Laura.  Well written.  It's not where you start that counts but where you finish.

Dec 01, 2014 07:05 PM #8
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Laura, what a powerful message and story! I have been enjoying the holiday season and a little rest :-)

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Finish strong in many paths we take Laura is a wonderful admonition.

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Stop it, you're making me emotional!!!  That is so cool and so admirable.  My wife has done 2 1/2 marathons and I cry every time she crosses the finish line. Being there amongst the cheering crowd is inspirational just as much as the strong men and women who cross that finish line!

Dec 03, 2014 03:49 AM #11
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Laura S. Baker
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You and me both Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint!  Thank you!

Awe Michael Thornton ,... thank you!  It's always nice talking to you.

And I'll be rooting for you all the way Joan Cox!

My pleasure Graziella Bruner!  Thank you.

They sure do Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366!  I went to the one in Chicago.  We had an absolute blast!

Dec 04, 2014 10:30 PM #12
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Laura S. Baker
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Thank you so much Bob Crane!  No doubt you will!

It really is Gretchen & Mel Ahrens.  Each time we hesitate to pick up that phone or think we only have 5 minutes left.

Conrad Allen, absolutely!  And thank you.

Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, knowing you it is a well deserved rest!  Enjoy!

Thank you so much Gary Woltal!

 

Dec 04, 2014 10:41 PM #13
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Laura S. Baker
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Kerrie La Guardia , you know exactly the feeling!  And you know just how important being there for her is.  You two are an inspiration and a wonderful example to so many others!  Big hugs!

Dec 04, 2014 11:04 PM #14
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I'm wishing you to finish strong and keep on going strong ( because sometimes the finish line is not as important as just to do your best all the way you can).

Apr 11, 2015 04:37 PM #15
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Laura S. Baker
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You are absolutely right Inna Ivchenko!  How you get there, how you conduct yourself each and every step of the way is even more important.

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