Just Keep Going
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
A blog entry over a year later that my most recent, sounds about right! That's ok though, as I sit here, I am so much stronger than I was when I wrote my the last entry. I have since completed a boot camp course, ran 5Ks, completed a trail run, and continue to push myself farther than I have gone.
I have lost almost 20 pounds from where I started this year. Twenty pounds, that is a lot! However, it's not all about the weight. I have discovered a side of me that I didn't know existed. Someone who likes to run, someone that can run for long distances, and someone who has discovered that she can beat what her mind is telling her. So what if I am tired and ready to give up and walk. So what if I live in Houston Texas and it feels like 120 degrees while I run? So what if I am approaching the big 40, 30 pounds away from my goal weight and flaunt my running skills to whomever maybe driving by in a car?
I have found out a secret throughout this year. I am stronger than my mind. I can argue with my fall back excuses of work, being tired, being older or being a mother. I have run over 4 miles straight, I know that my physical body can do that again. Despite what my brain is telling me during a run, I know that I can do better. I know that I can overcome and complete whatever distance goal I have set for the day. I am better than my brain thinks!
So now, the journey continues. "Just Keep Going" is my new mantra, because I know physiclly, I can keep going. My mind may wish that I was inside in the AC chowing down on some queso and chips, but watch out. I can beat that and go the distance.