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My First 5K

So... I did it, I walked my first official 5K. I'm beyond excited and proud.

2 years ago I walked a 2K... at this point and time in my life I was extremely unhealthy.

Looking back, I didn't think I was and I certainly didn't see the pain I was in.

I knew I was heavy, but I didn't see the unhealthiness.

I had swollen ankles, back pain, migraines and a lot of stress on the regular.

I was asked to walk a 2K for a cousin of mine who was battling with a cancerous tumor.

There was my adorable, 4 year old cousin battling with such an awful circumstance.

The least I could do was get off my butt.

So I did. The next day... after walking 1+ mile(s). I was in extreme pain.

My legs, my ankles, my feet I remember feeling that I couldn't put any pressure on the ground.

They felt like bruises from arch to hip. The pain was that bad. It was a good pain as I knew I did it... but non the less something that took me out of commission for 24 hours.

This wasn't normal for a 38 year old.

I knew it...

Now here I am celebrating my year of eating clean by walking a 5K and guess what??

Not only did I walk it, but I finished strong...

I saw the finish line on the horizon and started to pick up my pace to a jog to cross.

To cross the finish line gave me a taste. A taste of success that makes me want a whole lot more.

The very next day I was up and out the door by 8:30AM for an Ab Core Class followed by my Kickboxing and Self Defense Classes.

That is how much I have chosen to change my body.

No one did this but me. The me I was before was my choice, just as much as the me I am now is my choice.

I gotta say now I am proud to be me. I work so very hard but every day the pride radiates in every step I take along this journey.

This was just another obstacle I needed to prove to myself that I can and will do...

Ultimately did.

So now what's next...

Well I just got formally fitted for my gait with the local running company.

The proper sneakers are on order.

I'm now going to begin training to run a 5K next...

I will start with a mile run, followed by the 2nd then within a few scheduled 5K's I should be running it in full.

I never thought 2 years ago, even 1 year ago I would be writing these words.

I certainly am 2nd guessing if I will be able to run the full 5K but I suppose as I am writing this now, I will be writing another telling you of that success.

99% of your failures in life is you doubting yourself. The 1% is you not acting upon what you need to do to succeed. So that is where I changed and challenge my mindset every single day.

Believe you can, you will... Just gotta take that first step towards whatever the goal is.

I hope this message finds you well.

Laughter, Love & Light,

Steph


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