First 5K in just a few days..Winning the battle inside!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Boy am I pumped. All of the hard work and sweat and pushing through it all boils down to this first moment. I cant hardly believe how far I have come. I run into people that used to know me from before but havent seen me since I changed jobs and they all have nice things to say about my progress. That means alot to me because many times I dont see whats happening. I am wearing smaller clothes, able to do more etc…. but i sometimes still dont see it.
On Thanksgiving day I will be running the Turkey Trot 5K. I am soooo excited. I turned down some serious overtime pay to do this. That is how stongly I feel about doing this and relishing a winning experiencing. Not winning a race but winning over my own limitations, self doubt and obesity. Obesity is far more than simply carrying around a few pounds, obesity destroys the will, destroys your dreams and eliminates your desire to reach, putting you into a rut of a defeated life. Soon your mind is trained not to expect anything out of yourself because that is easier than facing your condition head on and doing something about it and not stopping until you see the checkered flag.
Losing weight and getting healthy is far more than fitting into the next size down, it is reprogramming yourself to accept the fact that you are capable and are able to push past limitations one step at a time. It took me a long time to believe the fact that I could even participate in a 5K, my trainer saw it long before I ever saw it. Now that I can believe in myself, I know that not only a 5K is possible but a 10K next year is not out of the question.