As I’m sure you all know by now, I ran a 10k this past Saturday in Central Park for Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe. I had actually NEVER run the distance (6.2 miles), which was making me so incredibly nervous. Trent can attest to my level of nervousness. For the entire week leading up to the race my stomach was in knots and I was constantly thinking about the race (would I be able to finish it, would I be the last one, etc, etc).
Well, I most certainly finished, in 1 hr and 10 min to be exact, and I was DEFINITELY NOT the last person to finish. I’m not trying to toot my own horn by any means, but I was pretty proud of myself when it was all said and done. Had anyone even suggested I run on a treadmill a year ago, I would have said something to the effect of not no, but HELL NO! I knew my form was terrible (I walk like a duck from years of ballet and ran like one as well), and therefore, to avoid injuries, I just stuck to the elliptical in the gym.
Fast forward a year, and look at how far I’ve come! It’s all thanks to my excellent training from my running coaches through JackRabbit Sports. They corrected my form, and I’ve been running consistently and doing strength work to increase my endurance and speed since September 2010.
Anyways, my point of this week’s Mid Week Motivation is to hopefully be an example to let you all know that anything is possible! I’m not trying to be cheesy, people! You may think that “it” is impossible (whatever “it” may be), but you can overcome anything if you are persistent. Don’t doubt yourself or let fear overcome you! If you want something bad enough, fight for it.
And once you’ve conquered that goal, you can leap for joy and breathe a big sigh of relief!
That’s me leaping across the finish line. Where the sudden burst of energy came from is beyond me!
My lovely running buddies and me: Val, Kristen, and Terese
A big THANKS to all the lovely supporters who wished me well last weekend!