February 27, 2016

I can do Hard Things

Like for example the Phoenix Half Marathon!! I can't believe I ran 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 2 minutes! It was such an emotional run! So it all started when I asked my support/ challenge group to text me encouraging words while on my run. I had 2 texts before the race started and it meant so much to me! Than I got one in the course just when I needed it! I was so overwhelmed by these amazing woman supporting me! And then I was really starting to just want to give up and I saw a sign with my name on it and another amazing woman in my challenge group cheering me and another woman in our group on!!! I wanted to hug her! It was just what I needed and as I passed her my eyes began to water. I was blown away that this sweet lady would take the time to make a sign and stand out and cheer us on!!! Then mile 9 came and I was toast! My right hip was in so much pain I was so ready to be done! But I put my face towards the sun and just soaked up the sun took a deep breath and kept moving! Then Taylor swifts playlist ended and I chose Katy Perry and mile 11 I was feeling good jamming out to my Katy Perry and then mile 12 was rough I knew I was so close and had to keep my pace up if I wanted to finish in my goal time and then for whatever reason i turned on alma school and started getting choked up and crying I was getting so close to the finish and all I could think about was how my amazing body was pushing though! How the only reason I was doing as good as I was was because the end of October last year my sister wanted me to do a 21 day challenge with her and how I said yes and got online and ordered 21day Fix. If I didn't do that I wouldn't have been doing what I am doing physically and emotionally. I am not only changing my outward appearance but I'm changing how I talk and feel about myself and my body. I CAN do HARD things!! I'm stronger than I think and I am happy. It was such an eye opting uplifting moment that all I could do was say a prayer of thanks and gratitude towards my body , 21day fix, my family for their support, and my amazing beachbody coaches and challenge groups! A year ago I wouldn't have been able to do what I did today! It was such an amazing feeling and experience and so uplifting to my soul. I'm so happy and so proud of myself for the hard work I have done and for believing in myself again.