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.
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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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!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much :) It's definitely nice to have something to train for!Delete
Congrats! Great mental trick - and I love running in the rain too!ReplyDelete
Running in the rain is great :) Always good to have a race to look forwards to.ReplyDelete
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!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! You are an inspiration! :-)ReplyDelete
The qualify for Boston!ReplyDelete
Isn't it amazing all the things that healthy living can bring your way?ReplyDelete
I'm missing #fitVEDA too. I've heard there's one in April as well. I can't wait!
Awesome, so happy for you. It's an amazing feeling to see how much you can accomplish. I'm so happy for you. :)ReplyDelete
8 mile run. So amazing. Way to go.ReplyDelete
I love your blogs. Your personality is fabulous!
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 :-)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete