Saturday, May 12, 2012
so i know i posted already today and when i did i was feeling a little down, beating myself up for my "cheat day" last night that got totally out of control. i decided i should pull up my socks and go out for a run, try to burn off some of the damage i did. i loaded up my trusty running partner, my 68 lb rednoseSpudd, and headed out for our 3x a week 3k run. i don't know if it was a form of self mutilation but when i headed out i thought - lets try 5k. I've had the route mapped out in my head for 5 months now, always too intimidated to try and worried about failing. from my house to the tim hortons, turn round and run all the way to the expressway and back home - 5k! well let me tell you - I DID IT! i ran the whole thing! i will be honest and admit that there were a few times that poor Spudd was dragging my tired fat ass down the street faster than i wanted to go - but i am grateful to that stubborn mule for every moment! he is now taking a well deserved nap on the cold ceramic tile, belly down of course, and i am writing to you all with tears streaming down my face! I could not be more proud of my accomplishment today and I wanted to remind anyone who is struggling like i was this morning, that in an instant you can turn it all around. so when i have days/ mornings like the one i had this morning, i will look back on my first 5k, run straight through and know that i am unstoppable - and SO ARE YOU!