Thursday, March 12, 2009
For the past 2 years, I have run a 5K close to every month, yet I have never considered myself a runner. I'm a big girl compared to my clients that run all the time. They all are very lean, small boned, petite, and FAST. I'm tall, big boned and feel like a clod when I run.
Today as I did a short run listening to my tunes, the phrase..that which doesn't kill me makes me stronger, just popped into my head. So began the internal talk with myself. Why did I think that all the running would kill me? Why was I afraid to focus my cardio sessions around this sport? Two summers ago I was at my leanest because I DID run 4 days a week. AN EPIPHONE! This isn't going to kill me...I am becoming stronger and a better rounded "athlete" with each run that I am doing. Heck the last run I did a lady that crossed the finish line after me came up and said I was a great motivation for her...HUH what a shock to here this statement...ME the NON RUNNER!
So if I just stay hydrated, eat correctly for my running, and keep the drive alive, I will achieve this goal too! So begins my year of conquering the fear of long distances.