A while back I decided I was going to run at 5K at Disney. This seemed like an insurmountable goal for a girl who could barely run a mile in high school, when I weighed a whole lot less. Finding out I was pregnant pushed that goal back to 2015, as I knew I wouldn’t be ready to tackle this challenge right after having a baby. Then I had a crazy thought…with all this time to train, why not run a 10K too? Right? Why not? After all, it would be a good way to “lose the baby weight” and get back in shape.
It’s been a long road so far. I started out with C25K, and have switched to the Jeff Galloway program. It just fits my running style better. Tomorrow I am to set out and run FIVE miles. FIVE. Just for fun. I must be crazy! But I am determined to accomplish this goal!
This journey has not always been easy. I have struggled through some runs. I have struggled just to get out of bed some mornings. What I’ve learned about myself though is that I am capable of so much more than I believe. I honestly wasn’t sure that I could complete a 10K when I signed up, and I still have moments of doubt, but my head is in the game and I firmly believe that I will cross that finish line in February without being swept!
And the crazy thing is I just might continue running. I may even have my eyes set on a half the next time. Funny how one step and one goal can change us!
So here’s to running. To earning bling. To becoming a better me one stride at a time.