That’s right. You read it right.
I actually ran.
Not for very long or very far, BUT I ran.
I ran twice during my 70+ minute walk. The first short mini run I started off feeling “wow, I like this…” and then I saw people. Now, normally I would stop because, “I don’t want people to witness all of this flopping around.” A little voice screamed out though in me and said, “No. Keep going.” Thank God for that little voice because all of a sudden I had a surge of confidence and just kept going. I ran right past those people (who actually gave me a little wave 🙂 ). Yes I was huffing and puffing it, but I didn’t care.
The second mini running burst came shortly after I caught my breath. I was curious to see how long I could run at a time, so I pulled up the stopwatch on my phone, pushed start and took off. People, this is an all time record for me. This is a huge deal…
HUGE #nsv right here! I RAN this without stopping. Also RAN by people without stopping. People about to cry. #proud #cantstopwontstop #icandoanything #running #imgonnabearunner #weightwatchers #wwfamily #wwfam #wwgoals #wwgirls #wwarmy #wwdivas #wwminnesota #minnesotaww #losingweight #myextremeweightlossjourney #myjourney #myweightlossjourney #Fitbit #chargehr
I’m not a runner. I’ve never been a runner. In elementary, middle, and high school, I was in sports, and yes we had to run, but I was never good at it, and I would always start and stop right away. I was always the last one back, and I never got the mile done in under 10 minutes. In high school, I got by without doing the mile with the asthma card, so I didn’t even try. In my adult life, I haven’t been able to run even a minute without getting embarrassed someone would see me, feeling like I was going to die, or just having zero motivation to even try. So can you see why this is a huge deal for me? I texted my best friend the minute I finished. I was so proud of myself! I said I was on verge of crying, and even though I didn’t tell her, I actually started to a little.
So if you take away anything from this post, I want it to be that you can do anything if you just believe in yourself and have faith. Throw out the doubts, and just give it a shot. 🙂
You can do it! I believe in you!