I did something last night that I never thought I would do. I ran a 5K (and yes, I was actually smiling afterward).
This may not seem like a big deal, but I am over 40 and “pleasantly plump”. As my daughter put it,”I can only run a little bit and it’s hard to breath.”
I ran for the very first time (since my college days) the week after Labor Day, just 6 and a half weeks before the race. I had no intentions of keeping it up, but for some reason I liked the challenge of running a little bit further each time I went out.
During my “training”, the farthest distance I had run was 2.4 miles and the last time I ran (earlier this week) I could hardly make it a mile.
But I was determined.
I wanted to be able to say that I ran the entire race without stopping to walk and I did! I made it in 43 minutes. Believe it or not, I wasn’t the last one in either!
Accomplishing this feat has made me rethink other boundaries I have put on myself. I’m looking forward to trying some new things in the coming months.
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Sarah R. says
I just want to thank you for your website, I just stumbled on it a few days ago and I’m already feeling more positive about life and less worried about “keeping up with the Jones'” I love your attitude, the freebie links, the hints, and your priorities. I know you said you struggled with sharing all the personal information but decided if it would help one family it was worth it, please know that in just a few days you have helped me personally be a more mellow mom and feel more confident in my abilities and therefore made my home a much more pleasant place to live. My family and I sincerely thank you! You are amazing and a great inspiration.
Wow Sarah, thanks so much for your encouragement. It is absolutely wonderful to hear that what I am doing made a difference for you! 🙂
Julie Quinn says
That’s marvelous! Way to go!
Alycia M says
Wow! You Rock! (I just got back from vacation and am catching up on emails…) How great does it feel to accomplish one of your personal goals? Well done! 🙂
It feels great! Now I have to decide what the next goal is. 🙂