Friday

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My Journey to the Women's Half Marathon St. Pete continued...

I am almost 2 months away from achieving my biggest fitness goal yet! The WHM is going to be here before I know it! I cannot wait! Every single day I get closer to reaching my goal, and every single day I feel stronger than I did the previous day.

As you saw in my last vlog, I ran 7.5 miles. If you didn't see it, you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc4-JTSy078  It was a little mushy with tears and all, but it was me, and I did feel all of that. After that, I wondered if I would feel that way every time I ran more than the last. Well, this week I ran 8 miles and learned that it isn't something we have to worry about every week. I felt great and I was proud, but I didn't feel the rush of emotions like last time. So that is a relief.

What does that mean? I started thinking about this. Why didn't I feel the emotion that I did last time? I realized that now I have confidence that I can do so much more than I thought I could. That was where the emotion came from. Will I feel that rush of emotion again? God I hope so! It was one of the best feelings I have ever felt.

It's amazing to me what this journey has done for me on the inside. I am a different woman than I used to be. I wish I could share this with all of the people who are sitting at home thinking that they could never do this. I used to be you. I used to think that my days of being an athlete were over. I had given up.

Well, I got lucky. Someone posted a weight loss challenge on facebook, and I decided to try. What did I have to lose?? I had no idea that 8 months later, I would be an Ambassador for Good Health for the Women's Half Marathon, a Polar Ambassador, a Fitfluential Ambassador, and a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I had no idea that people would write to me and tell me that I motivate them. Let me tell you right now, if I motivate you even a hair, you motivate me 100x that! I am just a girl who decided it was time to make a change. I am just like you!

Tonight before I went running, I did a vlog. I hope you enjoy my silliness. I do have funny making these videos. I am a little goofy! (as you know!)

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13 comments:

  1. So awesome- good for you! I love running and need a race to get on the schedule. Best of luck in your upcoming training/race!

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    1. Thank you so much :) It's definitely nice to have something to train for!

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  2. Congrats! Great mental trick - and I love running in the rain too!

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  3. Running in the rain is great :) Always good to have a race to look forwards to.

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  4. Mindy I am going to say this again and again you inspire me to get back to the gym and work as hard as I can. Thank you!!!

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  5. Congratulations! You are an inspiration! :-)

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  6. Isn't it amazing all the things that healthy living can bring your way?
    I'm missing #fitVEDA too. I've heard there's one in April as well. I can't wait!

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  7. Awesome, so happy for you. It's an amazing feeling to see how much you can accomplish. I'm so happy for you. :)

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  8. 8 mile run. So amazing. Way to go.
    I love your blogs. Your personality is fabulous!

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  9. You're truly an inspiration Mindy! For me it's about getting back into the only sport I really enjoy, and getting off the couch. Recently found your page on Facebook and love your posts. Keep going girl! I'm rooting for you :-)

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  10. Great blog Mindy. You are so motivated! I have family on the East Coast of FL. One of my favorite runs is in Pompano and is called Miles for Meso. My mom and sis love the Disney Marathon, but I don't think they've raced in St Pete. BTW your gym name is fantastic!
    -Heather

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