What a difference a year makes

I am so happy that I made the decision to publicly share my fitness journey last Spring. When I started running it was hard, but quitting was not an option. I knew I’d be able to do it, I just didn’t know what the end would look like. The goal back then was to finish a 5K. When I finished my first, I thought Okay, what’s next? I’ve done five 5K’s, lost 3 pant sizes, and … Continue reading

Thursday morning encouragement [Run For God #5]

Oh Em Gee! I found two videos I never shared with my BWL family! I totally forgot about these and actually uploaded one to YouTube a few weeks ago and forgot about it! (Click the picture to view the first one.) It’s funny looking at them now because I know the pain I was going through when I recorded them. My face looks sooo different! Wow! Let me set this up for you. As many … Continue reading

I wrote WHAT? [Run for God]

Greetings! I’m coming down off my “5K high” and getting ready to jump back on Stanley Thompson of Too Many Lies fame. (For those of you who don’t know, Stanley is a fictional character in my novel Too Many Lies.) I’m looking forward to finishing the second book in the Lies series entitled, Deception and Lies. I’ve been talking about it and working on it for over a year, but if you’re a regular follower … Continue reading

Make the decision to do it [Run For God #4]

I made the decision to do it and I did. I ran my race yesterday! It was exhilarating and challenging all at the same time. I didn’t get much sleep at all Friday night and I woke up with a case of race day jitters yesterday. As I ran I kept thinking, I’m doing it, I’m doing it! The last quarter mile was ridiculous AND emotional. Ridiculously emotional! The course was  quite hilly. We hadn’t … Continue reading

Journal 2013 [Run For God]

This is actually being written as I prepare for my first 5K race which is scheduled June 22, 2013. I pray this journal will inspire someone to press through the pain of achieving their goals. Don’t give up, don’t give in. Persevere. It’s worth the effort to say DONE! I began training on my own in January and in March I injured my knee to the point it hurt to walk. Yeah, I’m that person. … Continue reading

No excuses–an analogy [Run For God]

As you know, I’ve been on my running high lately and I hope I am inspiring someone to do what they have dreamed of doing. When I think of my journey to running, it is easy to compare it to my journey to writing. Writing and running: are desires I have had for many years take perseverance to reach the end are mentally and physically challenging (writing takes a lot of you, too) take a while to … Continue reading

Cross the finish line [Run for God Post #3]

According to my running app, the race is 11 days away. WHEW! Boy, how time flies. Well, not really because I can see where every week went. I have come a long way. The Run For God group has come a long way. Most of us hadn’t run like this before and I can honestly say that I have become a new creature since starting this whole process. I had a vision, was given the … Continue reading

Endurance [Run for God Post #2]

In February 2013 I started working on endurance. At first I started on the treadmill just walking. I needed to build up time first–walk longer, faster, harder. Then I worked on trying to run for 30 seconds, then one minute and one day I ended up running for over 5 minutes straight. Did I feel like I was going to fall off? Of course, but I hung in there. By the end of February I … Continue reading

Someday Goals [Run for God Post #1]

In January of this year, I decided to start running–well, train to start running. Over twelve years ago I wrote my “someday” goals in a beloved journal I call The Goal Book. The only thing in this journal are goals and a few scriptures to encourage and keep me on track and I only look in this book once a year. If I have accomplished a goal, I put the date, thank God for allowing me … Continue reading

Are you in the mood?

Catchy title, huh? I mean in the mood to make some declarations for 2013. (Get your mind right. Hehehe!) So it’s another year and like many who declare the start of a new year a new beginning, I’ve made a few silent declarations that I’ll now make public. My first one began in November 2012 when I promised myself to eat cleaner, wholesome foods. Ideally, foods that grow from the ground, not foods that are … Continue reading