I have a HUGE update coming for you guys, all about Christmas and my Racecation to run my first half marathon today- but I am about halfway thru a 9.5hr drive back to Miami and can't spend 3 hours at a rest stop LOL
But I just HAD to post. I am having a moment.
This morning I ran 13.1 miles and never stopped. Not only did I never stop, I never walked. When I finished I was asked how I felt and my response was "numb from the neck down". I was so distracted by the physical I wasn't even thinking about how I felt mentally.
Here I am, 6 hours later sitting at a Moe's somewhere off of I-75 and it just hit me- I ran a fucking half marathon today!!!!!!! On my two year Fitversary! Two years ago today I was 284lbs and decided if give weightloss "one last shot". I never thought about this day- because I never imagined it would happen!!!! I never thought "where will I be two years from now?" And pictured THIS- that's for damn sure!
The first day I tried to jog, I picked a stop sign about 50 yards away and said "I'm running to that!" I am NOT a quitter, but physically I could not do it. I was SO out of breath I had to stop less than halfway there. I remember thinking "maybe I'm just not a runner!" And went back to doing Insanity. This was appx Feb 2012.
I didn't give up though. I kept running, in the middle of the night so no one would see me. Eventually I made it to that stop sign. Then I started jogging around my block. Run to a stop sign, walk to a stop sign, run, walk.
Last thanksgiving I ran my fastest 5k at the time- 37:00. I almost THREW UP when I finished.
A year later I ran a half marathon- in 2 hours and 30 minutes. I never stopped running. Even if it was the slowest jog EVER (my last 2 miles were 15 minute miles- but that means I did 11miles in 2 hours!!) I refused to stop raising my knees and walk.
I am so proud. I cannot believe I did that. ME!!!! Are you kidding me?! I'm "always going to be fat" and "not a runner". Now I'm wiping tears away at a Moe's because I get to live with the fact I DID IT.
My advice? Stop selling yourself short!!!!! If I can do this- you can do ANYTHING!!!! Your excuse isn't valid! Maybe u can't run a half marathon TODAY- but if you put your mind to it and put in the work- I guarantee you CAN. And that goes for EVERYTHING!
Love u all, share details tomorrow :)