Chance and I finished our first 7 mile run this past weekend, and it was hard but super rewarding!! It feels great knowing that I can run that far. When we first started, I was huffing and puffing trying to make it 1/2 a mile. Now I can do 3 without realizing how far I’ve gone! I know that it might not seem far for some people, but for me, it’s huge! Don’t get me wrong, my run on Saturday was HARD and exhausting, but I did it and enjoyed it!
Now that it’s FINALLY starting to get warmer, I am really enjoying our long runs in the sun. I absolutely despise running on the treadmill so I bundled up and ran outside for the majority of winter. It was rough, but I just couldn’t face the treadmill more than a handful of times. Summer is calling my name!
Seriously. If you are someone who wants to get into running but just don’t think you can, take it from me, YOU CAN. I am not kidding when I say that I literally thought I was going to fall down and pass out when I first started, and I still feel that way at some points, but I’ve trained hard, and I know I can do it. I’m not naturally athletic and building up my endurance has not been easy, but it’s totally worth it! I love being a runner.
I still feel like I have a looooong way to go, but I am determined and am super excited/terrified for May to get here! I have also definitely seen a difference in the way I feel and the way my body looks. I’ve always struggled with my body image (who hasn’t?), but running has turned into a healthy outlet for me. It has also made me want to eat healthier and treat my body better. A lot has changed for me in the last 4 months, and I am loving it! I’m so thankful for this life and all God has blessed me with, and it’s time for me to start realizing/acting like it 🙂
The number one reason why I am sharing my progress on my blog is because it helps encourage me and keep me accountable. I also like the people it has/can connect me with. I love talking with people, and this is such a cool way to connect, share, and hear other’s people stories/experiences!
What are your feelings about running?
Is there something that’s holding you back from running or doing something that would normally be out of your comfort zone?