I would like to celebrate the ladies that are about to step up and journey into 5K101 training. I totally bulldozed them into this! Am I sorry? Not at all. At the end of the day, some or all of these ladies will step up to the challenge and see what they are made of. I know that each one of them is an extraordinary woman, as am I. It took a while for me to realize this simple fact, but there it is.
I understand that you attract what you put out. I’m thankful to have attracted a group of phenomenal men and women by taking the first steps of training to run a 5K. I am forming new friendships, getting healthy and learning how powerful I truly am. It’s kind of weird. Once you get going, there is a whole new energy around you and I don’t think you can turn it off.
I’m scared to run my next 5K. The first one was tough, but a testament to what I am made of. I know I just need to keep training and do the best that I can. I’m only running against myself, but it is so much easier to not push myself. It’s not better for me, but it sure seems easier. One of my friends recommended running a 5K in each state as a great way to travel the country with my family (thanks Tracey). It’s a wonderful idea that would never have crossed my mind.
Even better, she mentioned that Disney has a Disney Princess Half Marathon around the park. Having a little girl who dreams of one day going to Disney, this might just be a win-win. I can’t believe I am considering, considering running a half marathon! A funny thing happens when you get a little sprinkle of inspiration…it’s really hard to get it to stop. Just ask the ladies who have been reading about my training. I didn’t start out to inspire anyone. I was inspired by my workout partner and in turn I seem to be inspiring others.
A sprinkle of inspiration is a powerful force. Use it wisely!