And another year...
Friday, May 07, 2010
I think this is the first birthday in a long time that I can actually say that I've completely accomplished a goal that was not an easy one for me. I started running just a few months ago and ran my first race last week. I've signed up for another in June and am now officially addicted to running. It's not something I would have ever thought could come out of my mouthl I've always been one of the people who say, "Oh, I hate running!" But here I am. And I am also one of those people who tends to get 3/4 of the way to her goal then tell myself, "That's good enough." So actually signing up for a race and doing it was big. I'd signed up for two in the past and ended up chickening out because I hadn't prepared for it.
I'm not near my goal weight yet, or my goal fitness, but on this birthday I am proud to say that I'm on my way. It's so incredible to know that I AM strong enough and determined enough! That's another thing I never thought I'd ever say. Believing in myself has always been the biggest challenge. But not anymore. I've seen what I can do when I decide I can...this time next year...I'll have many other accomplished goals to list that I have succeeded at.