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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!

Until Then... emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IAFARMERWIFE 6/6/2010 8:16AM

    You are the right track! emoticon

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JOURNEY1986 6/5/2010 10:01PM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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NANACHAR 6/5/2010 9:54PM

    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

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