Thursday, February 07, 2013
Okey dokey, I'm watching the recorded episodes of Biggest Loser that I missed. (Yay for the DVR when I'm sick.) I'm at the episode where they surprise the teams with an impromptu 5K run...
(Flashback!) A couple years ago I really wanted to do a 5K and work my way up to a marathon for my 40th year. I didn't get encouragement. I got laughed at. I did lose a little weight, but depression and life circumstances took their toll and I succumbed to them. I gave up. Totally gave up on me.
(Flash forward!) So here the red, white and blue teams are trucking along in this 5K. These people are all heavier than I am. They all have struggles and issues to deal with. Jackson has to puff on an inhaler due to his lungs starting to tighten up on him and he can't breathe. Did he quite? NO! He kept on going.
Each and every person on that show crossed the finish line. And I bawl like a baby as I watch them do it. Remembering a time when I wanted to be doing the same kind of personal challenge. So after calming myself down I asked myself a very important question: "What's stopping me now?"
The answer? I'm the only thing standing in my way.
New question: "Why and what am I going to do about it?"
The answer? I have lost sight of my own strengths. I wanted to be saved. However, I'm the only one who can save me. I have to put some effort into me and if others want to jump on board with their support and approval that would be wonderful. As much as I want it, some days crave it...it isn't necessary for me to keep moving forward.
So what I'm doing is looking into some upcoming 5Ks and I'm going to sign up for a local one early in the season. Even if I have to walk a little I'll still have the accomplishment to encourage me. Then, I plan on doing another and by the end of the season I'd like to kick in at least one 10K.
Did I mention I already did research on several 5K runs that support some great causes that aren't too far from home? I did. Tomorrow, I plan on registering for at least two of them. I just have to do some schedule checking and planning to make sure I don't have a reason to miss either one of them. It also helps that tomorrow is pay day and I'm pretty broke...LOL!
So, the next time I cry over a 5K run...those tears are going to be JOYFUL! I can do this...I WILL DO THIS!