This Transformation Tuesday I am not going to be talking about the transition that my body went through with losing 40 pounds. I am going to talk into how I transitioned into a runner. I feel like with running you either love it or hate it.
That's how I was pretty much my entire life. Now I did sports, I played soccer and volleyball. Soccer requires a lot of running and I HATED it. When we would do conditioning I was the first to quit and start walking. My friends would go run around the neighborhood and I would lag behind, walking and huffing and puffing because I was so out of breath. I hated running.
Fast forward into 5 years of marriage. I had gained weight and was very, very unhappy with myself. I started to eat less and lost some weight. I figured if I lost weight just by eating less imagine what would happen if I started to exercise.
I started slow, I don't even know what pace I started at but I would run around our apartment complex for 10 minutes. It hurt, I sweated like a gross pig, but I did it. I upped my time to 15 minutes and bought myself a purple armband (I'm easy to please apparently), and also signed up for a 5k. I ran that 5k in 38:05, but it felt awesome to accomplish that.
|This was right after my first 5k and I was so excited!!|
After that I was honestly hooked. I can't explain it, but I think that the more I ran the faster I got and it was a competition just with me. No one else... although I do love to beat people in races :) With running it takes time and a LOT of hard work. It didn't come easy to me... hah, it still doesn't, but I know that with each step I take I am becoming a better me. Something like that you hold on to. That's all I got for today! Are you going to run today?? :)
Have a great day and a great run!