Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The past several years have been extremely difficult for me, and I find myself back at the beginning of the journey, so am hoping some of you are ready to walk through it with me. I can't even tell you how much weight I have gained because I threw out my scale 6 years ago when I was rocking the program.
Today I did a walk/run...it wasn't pretty, but it did happen (4k in total). I had a difficult time even jogging 200 metres...ok, here we go!!!
I know it will feel better with time, I also know it will likely feel better faster than before because of muscle memory, but it is a tough sell when you know where you were, to where you are. Part of moving forward is accepting where you are, and looking to where you want to be. I have a picture of my kidlets and I that was taken 2 days before my first marathon. We looked so happy!!! Don was at Depot (RCMP training academy), and wanted to do runs with me...he HATED running, so it didn't really work. My Dad ran the last 100 metres of the race....he couldn't keep up with me, which was AWESOME!!!. Don passed away last year from an aggressive cancer, and I haven't been able to move forward since then...kind of stuck. We were married for 16 years, together for 19...had 2 wonderful kidlets. My goal is to be in the same shape as I was in that wonderful picture...my kidlets also want that:):)
I hope that by getting the rwalk in today (aka - run/walk), and by talking about this, I can try to find a way to keep on moving forward.
Tomorrow I am planning on a 45 minute rwalk,
Many of you know me, I am the founder of the rookie running group, and have run a ton of races, but our biggest race is our life, and I want to walk this one with people that want to make a difference with the most important thing...YOU~~~