The morning after. I wonder what negative connotations that brings up for many of you? Today it has an achy but lovely meaning. The morning after I jogged my first 5K! Wahoo!! If I wasn’t sore I might do a victory lap around my living room. The outpouring of support and kudos has been crazy! Crazy in the best way.
I’m stunned that serious runners are offering to run with me if I ever need a buddy. It’s kind of daunting, but I know I’m up to the challenge. I just have to keep my ego in check. Not a puffed up ego, but the one that tells me that I’m not good enough or fast enough or why would they want to run with me. Enough of that! We can have a therapy post another day. I’m still processing the significance of what I did yesterday, but I know that it is life changing.
As a woman who has suffered with obesity my entire life, this is a game changer. To run 9 more 5K’s this year I’m going to have to take better care of my body. That does include eating foods in support of my fitness goals. One of the big challenges is managing my increased hunger. I know that I need to compensate by adding vital nutrient dense foods and not junk. I have my eye on my 40th birthday (just under 3 years away). I have every intention of being fit and fabulous at 40!
I was going to type all the things I struggle with, but I understand language has power. So: I am a powerful, confident, loving woman and mother. I surround myself with positive influences and am passionate about the work I get to do. My life is healthy, full and inspired. I give back to my community and am unbelievably grateful for my village (you know the one that helps you raise a child, push you to be the best you and checks you when you screw up)!
This morning after I have no regrets.