This past September I agreed to run my very first 5K to benefit Haven, the local Woman’s shelter. Now let me start of by saying, I am a horrible runner. I always have been! Remember back in elementary school when you had to run a mile? Yup, that was joke around day for me. My friends and I would slowly walk it just above the pace of getting yelled at by the teacher. I started my “training” about 8 weeks before the race, and hated every minute of it. It was around 5 days until race time when I stepped down of my elliptical machine (the only piece of gym equipment I can remotely stand), and my legs felt stronger. That was the day things started to change for me. I ran the 5k in what most are describing as a “respectable” time….whatever that means! It felt good to finish, without passing out along the way. That afternoon I wasn’t sure if I would ever do another race, but as the next couple of days passed I found myself wanting to get back at it. SO, I committed to running the Huffing for Stuffing 5k on Thanksgiving Day. Now don’t get me wrong, I still hate working out…RUNNING SPECIFICALLY…but I feel like I have made a positive change in my life.
When was the last time you challenged yourself to do something different. What do you have to loose? Wanna join me?