Hello blog world!
I often think how much technology has affected the society we live in. And, often I wonder if blogging is narcissistic, or just the new age of journaling. Regardless, here I am. A new blogger.
I suppose I should introduce myself. Hi. My name is Sarah. I am a mother. A "wife". Id love to call myself a Runner...but I often debate in my head if I have earned the right to do so.
It sounds crazy, but my life changed over the summer. It all seemed to fleeting, and not important: there I was, flipping through the channels shortly before 3 in the afternoon. I was waiting for Ellen to come on...That show "The Doctors" was ending, and one of the doctors was making his closing remarks to the audience: "remember folks; today is the youngest you will ever be again! Dont put things off anymore, because you are only getting older! what are you waiting for?"
For whatever reason, this had a profound affect on me. It struck me, HARD. That is when I made the decision to not put things off anymore. I was sick of thinking to myself "Gosh, I wish I wasnt so busy with the kids, and running our home, and errands, and blah blah blah, because Id love to be a runner. Id love to lose this baby weight; Id love to get healthy". I had enough. I KNEW I had to make changes.
So, then I messaged my friend Heather (also known as www.runfastermommy.com) to show me where to get started. Heather has inspired me in endless ways. She is the mom of 2 boys, she works 5 days a week, she is training for a Tri, she is finishing her degree in Sports Science...and she makes it look seamless! If she has it so "together", then I have NO excuse.
Heather pointed me in the direction of the Couch 2 5k. This training program takes you literally from a couch potato to a 5k in 9 weeks. Getting to the point of running 3 miles took me longer than 9 weeks, ill be honest. What was difficult for me was what I call The Mental Giant. The biggest struggle for me has been getting my mind focused on BELIEVING I can do these things.
On October 24, I completed my first 5k. I ran in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. It was an amazing day. I learned so much. My official time was 39:07. Lots of room to improve, but Im so addicted to running, I welcome the challenge.
Making time for fitness has changed my life in endless ways. I am happier. I am more positive. I am more ambitious. Im a better mom. I have more energy. Im more focused. Even if my jeans dont yet fall off me, I feel more confident of myself.
Are you bored yet? Its OK. I have a hard time thinking anyone might find me interesting. Someone once asked me what would I like to offer the world. I thought about it, and said "Id really like to know I inspired someone". So, that's what I have to offer. Maybe someone out there will read this, and maybe make a decision to change something about their life that they weren't happy about. Because, remember, today is the youngest you will ever be again. What are you waiting for?