Saturday, October 08, 2011
Well, I am a bit irritated at my body right now. I guess I want my body to do more than it can right now. I have been so inspired by others here on SP going from little or no exercise to running in 5 & 10K races. Their stories are amazing and so motivating! My daughter (by marriage - as I hate the label "in-law") is one of my inspirations. I have been so moved that I signed up for the Virtual 5K Walk/Run training and race. My first day out walking and doing jogging intervals, I re-injured my knee and hip. My initial feelings at the time were very negative. Here others with more challenges than I have are able to press forward and accomplish so much and here I was wimping out on the first day!
I am working on improving my self-talk to be kinder and more positive but the nagging question remains, why did I wait so long to try and get into shape? This is another story and one that I am trying to work onas the question is like an onion. After peeling the layer away there remains another layer to peel. Hopefully someday soon I will have peeled all of the layers away - Part of my 100-Day challenge here on SP. Thank God for Spark People! This is an amazing site with such wonderful people and support.
Well, for now I am now signed up on the Virtual Walking 5K race. Running will have to wait. My goal is to strengthen my legs and get to the point where I can join some of my inspiring SP friends and run at a latter date. Until that day I will continue to keep putting one foot in front of another and walk in my first 5K race. Like the saying goes, "It will be better to finish last then to not finish at all."
Love, Light & Peace,