Morning y'all! It's long run day..... I look forward to it more than I dread it. I'm up getting dressed sipping coffee waiting for the sun to come up. I have completely fallen in love with running. My body feels so good right now but I know I'ma be whooped after 12 miles and I can't wait. Yes 12 miles. It's been awhile but the half-marathon is 9/28/14.
I want to take a minute and strongly encourage anyone who would love to run but doesn't think they have it in them to give it a try. There are couch to 5k programs, walkb4yourun with Black Girls Run...even just running that first mile.
When I started running, I was over 200 lbs, depressed and toying with hypertension. That feeling you get when you step on the scale and discover you have lost a few pounds, I get it every time I complete a run. My first 5K was in 2009. I stopped to walk because I felt like I was dying and an old man passed me and said, "I'm 74 years old, if I can do it you can do it!" It was so humiliating at the time but I kept putting one foot in front of the other and finished that race.
Everybody starts somewhere. Running has changed my body (
my legs and bootay
) my health (not taking blood pressure meds) and my mind (um, yeah, I feel like I could do anything I purpose to do and train for) oh and my closet (cutest workout clothes and shoes!).
Hope someone is inspired. I'll check in after my run. Go hard!!