By: Ms. K
Let me start by saying a year ago I truly dislike running. I could not run for a minute straight without stopping to walk. I never saw myself running or even attempting to train myself into running. Now lets fast-forward to last Saturday May 10, 2014 and I took part in my first 5k color run.
The journey leading up to running 3.1 miles was rough, slow, and mentally challenging at times. I just kept telling myself why I started this journey. I started this journey to change my life. My motivation that keeps me going is to one day becoming a mother. As I stated in my article “Stop the Clock” my endocrine doctor told me I needed to change my life. Losing weight is one of my attempts to know I am doing whatever I need to become a mother.
I train to get better, I know the difference between fit and fat is “I.” I am not a perfect runner but I will get better. I started this journey to change and one day run a half marathon. After finishing this 3.1 miles I am more determine to continue training until I can run 13.1 miles.
I finish my 5k in 45 minutes. I am proud of myself for not stopping, and not quitting. Now that school is out for the summer my trainer already told me its time for pain. I can’t wait especially since the pain will be outdoors.
3 thoughts on “My Fitness Journey: Running”
Congrats on your 5k! Keep on running, you will gain so many things….not only will your body and mind grow strong, but you will be able to one day accomplish your half marathon goal! I used to hate running too, and once I started I was hooked. I set the same goal and was able to finish my first half marathon in March. Glad you enjoyed your race and I hope to read more!
Thank you so much! I am starting to love running more and more as I continue to run. I am training for my half marathon next February.
You go girl!