Looking back on my first half marathon, I am the happiest to know that I shared something so special with my husband. Although we did not race side by side, I am beyond proud of all that he has done. He transformed his life and he says he felt amazing in that race and can't wait to race again! As for me, I am planning on going for my first post-race run tomorrow and we'll see how it goes!
I'm a little nervous, maybe that's normal?
Our anniversary this year was not chocolate covered strawberries and candles, it was sweat and tears...lots of tears! Ha! But it's an anniversary we'll NEVER forget, that's for sure!
and now for a story I'd like to share! My friend, Aimee has been in my life for years. We went to school together and hung out a lot in jr. high and high school. A very sweet girl. Always knew how to make you smile, but like myself, we struggled with our weight as teenagers.
She is a wonderful mother and a successful business owner these days,
and has recently found a new way of life...
I am going to ask her for some pictures so you can actually "meet" her,
but for now I'd like you to read her post below...
If you know someone who shares these same struggles, help them remember that it's NEVER too late. As I was running that race on Sunday, I kept going back to the dark place I lived for so long. Happiness covered by fear and embarrassment. That shame I felt each time I had failed at a "diet". So many of us share these struggles and it's SO hard to have someone understand. If we have people to lean on, it helps but we MUST RELY ON OURSELVES. Nobody can change for us, we must change OURSELVES! I ran that race for ME. I wanted to break free from that "fat girl" that I used to be. And let me tell you, it felt great...that finish line held so much more than the end for me, it was more like a new beginning! 13.1 baby!
I'd like to say good luck to Aimee with her weight loss journey, sounds like she's on the right track!
SO proud of you, girl!