Well here is my first post! I am starting this blog to encourage other women like myself to get out there and do it (whatever it is they are doing to get fit that is). I started running at the Beginning of November 2009 with my first run only being a 1/4 of a mile. I was so proud of the 1/4 of a mile though. As soon as I left the gym I called my husband to tell him. Each day I went to the gym (3 times a week) I tried to increase by 1/10 of a mile. At the end of November I did my first run. I did a run in Columbia, MD they call the Dazzle Dash. It was 1.4 miles, up and down hill through they Symphony of Lights (Christmas light displays). I finished. I didn't run the exact thing but I did it in about 27 minutes. I did an average of a 20 some minute mile! I was so proud of myself and my family was proud of me.
All of this made me feel good about myself considering I am about 100 pounds overweight, short, and way out of shape. My self esteem about myself has been low for quite sometime, but I can say that the first 1/4 mile I did, completing the first run was all a great self esteem boost. Goal 1 had been met (do a run and feel good about it).
I do have the encouragement of my family (husband, 3 kids, and my parents), and my co-worker (who encourage me to sign up for the gym in the first place). Thank you Kim! I could not do what I am doing with out my support network. To have friends and family who care so much means a lot!
I have now set my next goal. The other day my goal was to do a 5K by the fall of 2010 but I have told myself that no I can do better than that. I am going to attempt a 10K in June of 2010. I know that I have to work hard but I can do it. Whether I finish fast or slow I just want to say that I finished!
So to all you women out there that are reading my story and saying I know how she feels, all I have to say to you is - YOU CAN DO IT! Whatever you strive to do, go out and do it!