So the journey begins...

Saturday, June 05, 2010

I have had a tendency, in the past, to run from things that scared me or made me uncomfortable. One of those fears for me is running itself. I cannot exactly identify what it is about running that scares me. Of course there's the whole self-conscious aspect of who might see me and who might see my parts do things that I typically try to hide on all accounts. However, there's more to it than that for me. I am afraid of failing. I am not crazy about the sick feeling I get when thinking about running and I am not sure how far I could actually make it. I smoked for ten years and I'm a good 80lbs. overweight. Now that I have stopped smoking, I have slowly began to try new things and enjoy new aspects of life. I also tend to stay committed to lifestyle changes and exercise programs if I have a goal.

So, here it is. My goal is to spend the sumemr training to run in my very first 5k which takes place in September. While I wouldn't say that I'm excited about taking on such a feat, I am very much determined to conquer this fear and come out a victor. While I don't know what my next goal will be after the 5k, I do know that making such a goal for September will enable me to stay committed from now until then. I have a thing about task completion and a bigger commitment to not letting fears restrict me from being who I was called to be.

So, beginning Monday I will be starting the C25K program and look forward to sharing my struggles, victories, and discoveries on this forum!

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    2787 days ago
    First of all, congrats for quitting smoking. That is a very difficult achievement. (I quit 10 1/2 years ago after countless attempts before I succeeded) I appreciate your stamina and I'm sure that you'll be able to accomplish your goals in running and weight loss. Best of luck to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2788 days ago
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