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 now it’s time to take it to the next level.
To start, I was asked to be an instructor for the running group where I got my start last year, Faithful Steps, who hosted the Run For God. We had our orientation meeting this week and to look at all of those faces and know I was in the same spot last year is amazing. Some of my buddies were there and it was very exciting to see how we’ve overcome and had some real transformations over the last year.
Secondly, I plan to run my first 10K this year. Like the 5K, my goal is to finish. When the weather behaves, I try to get out and work on endurance so I can go longer distances. I did 5 miles recently and my goal is to run 6 by the end of March. Seeing as how today is the 26th, I should be achieving that goal within the next few days. (Lord, give me strength.)
On another note, I want to celebrate my friend and fellow writer, Kimyatta Walker. She has come a long way since last year and taken charge of her life by getting on the road toward better health. She recently completed her first 5k for a worthy cause, Albany Pink Walk for Breast Cancer, as well as a personal goal for herself.
Check her out on the left. She says her feet barely got off the ground, nevertheless THEY GOT OFF THE FREAKING GROUND! Way to go, girl!
One step at a time.
Inch closer and closer to the finish line.
So, are you at the same place you were at this time last year? Yes? It’s never too late to get started. Whatever it is, take the first step. I’m looking for praise reports!