Back in February I wrote a blog post complaining about the lack of weight loss & the motivation to run. To keep me motivated I signed up with a friend to walk a 10k. Today was the event. I’m happy to say that I finished. I walked the first 4 miles with a friend, then ran the last 2.6 miles. I ran 2.6 miles! Only 2 months ago, I tried to run 1 mile & it dang near killed me. So, to run 2.6 miles is quite an accomplishment for me. I’m proud to have finished, but I’m most proud of those 2.6 miles – even if it was a slow run. The last .6 miles were the worst. I was hot & sweaty & I thought the finish line was never going to show up. But, of course, it did & I even got a cute necklace to prove I crossed that line.
The course was an out & back along fairly flat roads, perfect for my first event.
I FINISHED. YES, I DID!
Left: My kids & hubby met me at the finish line. I’ll admit, I was emotional at this point. I was tired. I was tired from running. But, mostly I was tired of being overweight. I was finally mentally ready to do something about it. Those 6+ miles were the steps I needed to convince myself I was ready.
Bottom Right: My first piece of running bling!