Sunday, June 16, 2013
Well, I've done pretty good setting the foundation for exercising...5 weeks really good and this past week was like a rest, I only did two workouts. But, I am committed to running my first 5K on July 27th...which is only 6 weeks away! And, I am doing my first OCR (obstacle course race) on August 11th...8 weeks away. I will be doing these, so I better get my butt in gear and focus!
I am starting my C25K (couch to 5 K) training and my OCR training today! Luckily they complement each other! So, my first walk/run today followed by flexibility training. It is I portent to me to be able to complete my races. I am not worried about my times, I am not out to prove I am as good as anybody else...I am doing this because I am alive. The 5K is on the day I was put in my coma and the OCR is on the day I was released from hospital. 5K, the day I almost died and OCR, the day I knew for sure I was going to live! What better way to celebrate!?!
I want the remaining years of my life, however long or short that may be, to be filled with things I love...hiking, swimming, camping, running....these two races give me a focus...so I have motivation, I have a purpose...now to follow thru and make it happen.
Who wants to spend their life watching others doing? I want to DO! I want to get out and feel life....feel blood pounding in my veins as I push myself to run, climb, stretch...I want to be able to overcome any and all obstacles in my path...I want health, fitness, vitality. I was given a second chance at my life, I will not squander that, and now is the time to get serious and get it done.
Thank you to everyone who has left comments on all my blogs, it makes me happy and helps me continue when, like all of us, I want to stop. Thank you for your support and encouragement...Thank you.