Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    CKP130   4,135
4,000-5,499 SparkPoints


Saturday, April 20, 2013

I made it! I made it to the finish line of my first 5k. If you are reading this blog I want you to know that you can make it to the finish line of whatever race you are running.

It's not as difficult as we sometimes think. I had to change my plan of running for 2 minutes, walking for three, after just fifteen minutes in. I almost fainted and felt like throwing up. But after a short break, I kept on walking at a quick steady pace and jogged downhill when I could. I was a bit disappointed after all the training I'd done, but knew that I couldn't let it cause me to quit.

I got awesome support from my dad who jogged the entire route beside me pushing encouragement my way. Every minute I would hear "Keep the pace Charla!" or "We're almost there. Don't give up!" I kept at it. Me with my overweight body, who had couch potato stuck to forehead three weeks ago. I did it. I took it one step at a time, and I MADE IT!!! And I did it in an hour although I had been aiming for 50 minutes. I even placed 40th out of 65 persons. I'm so proud of myself.

Today I was taught that all things are possible with effort and persistence. Today I was taught that thousands of little steps in a planned direction can lead a person to achieve their purpose. I know that I won't be happy all the days of this weight loss journey and on most days I may not have someone beside me whispering encouragements. On those days I have to think about days like these; when I accomplished what I thought impossible and I finished my race.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TREATL 4/20/2013 12:14PM

    You are an inspiration! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GERARLAUR 4/20/2013 12:03PM

    Good for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by CKP130