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 now it’s time to take it to the next level.

whatayearTo 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.

Kimyatta is on the left. Yep, those feet are off the ground.

Kimyatta is on the left. Yep, those feet are off the ground.

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!

Small steps.
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!

Blessings,
DGR

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15 Responses to What a difference a year makes

  1. Donna D says:

    Okay, you’ve sold me. My friend and I have decided to do a 26.2 marathon – in 5 years. We may do a 5K this year. But for now, I start walking the track on Saturday. If you hear moans from up north, it’ll be me.

    • Daphine says:

      So you gone go from nothing to posting about running a marathon? Alright now. You know I don’t forget anything. LOL! Way to go with getting started. Wait til you see my upcoming post about Black Girls Run this year. Talk about stepping outside of my comfort zone! WHEW!

      • Donna D says:

        Yeah, I said it out loud, so I have people holding me accountable. I tried every excuse in the book, but I got my lazy self up and went to the track at the Kroc Center near my house. 6 laps and a little time on the bike to cool down. My goal this week is 10.

    • kimyatta says:

      Wow…that. is. awesome! You go girl!

  2. kimyatta says:

    *gasp* I love it! YES! Praise reports coming…thanks D! I love that I can celebrate this with you…Thank you so much for ALL the encouragement you give…

  3. Elaine Williams says:

    That is an awesome report and a wonderful praise. As the mother of Kimyatta, who is also working to complete a goal, my hat is off to all of you. After reading your article, I began to remember my own struggle and where I was 5 years ago. Today is a different story. The struggle continues, but is more wonderful and glorious.

    • Daphine says:

      Well hey, Ms. Williams! Nice to “meet” you! Yes, your daughter is my sister from another mother. 🙂

      She encourages me in some way almost every day. It’s good to have a virtual accountability partner. Thanks for stopping by Books, Writing and Life. Don’t be a stranger!

      Daphine

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