When I ran my first 5k, I struggled to keep up with the other runners. I wound up out of breath and extremely frustrated in the end. My son (who is also a runner) noticed how defeated I felt even after accomplishing my goal and told me, "Mom, remember that it's your race. You and only you set the pace. When you cross the finish line it's about what you set out to do not how well you did in comparison to somebody else." I learned a valuable lesson that day about maintaining focus.
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If you are afraid of again failing with your weightloss attempt, make a priority list of everything you want to accomplish in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Concentrate only on item 1 & work on that until you are comfortable w/the change b4 moving onto numbers 2, 3, 4, etc. Find what works for U
It's a lifestyle change - not a race.
Choose a race now for spring or early summer. Start training now! Enjoy watching your skills grow in the coming weeks as you prepare for your event. And when it's race time, take time to enjoy watching everyone run her/his own race. It's an amazing thing to be with a group of people all working to the same goal!
I'm signing up for my first sprint triathlon (swimming, biking, running) in June!
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