One year since I decided I had had enough of being depressed, out of shape, and miserable.
Today I find myself reflecting on the accomplishments of the last year and reflecting on how much my life has truly changed for the better. While I have encountered set backs and disappointments along the way, I have no regrets for embarking on such an adventure and succeeding at so many goals I thought were unattainable. What began as just a simple way to log my workouts and thoughts about losing weight has developed into so much more. My blog has become a place for me to celebrate my successes, share my trials, and foster amazing friendships with people all across the country. It has grown into so much more than I thought possible. It has also made this journey possible for me! One year later and I'm still going strong working out and continuing to make healthy decisions.
A year ago I was miserable and defeated.
Today I am strong and genuinely happy.
Tomorrow I run my second half marathon when a year ago I couldn't even run for one minute. A 5k seemed like a mountain and a 10k seemed impossible. Within 8 weeks I will have ran a marathon.
Sometimes it is easy to forget how far we have come. Today has given me the opportunity to look over the past year and really examine all the amazing things that my new found health has my possible for me. Here are some of my favorite highlights:
- Running my first 10k
- Hiking to the top of Mount Timpanogos
- Running my first Half Marathon
- Running my second 10k and shaving 14 minutes off my previous time
- Running not one, but TWO Ragnar Relays
I've also officially defeated my asthma in the process. I don't even take my inhaler with me anymore; I simply don't need it. To be able to say that I can run for two hours straight without a need for an inhaler is just beyond comprehension for me.
For those of you that have been with me from the beginning--THANK YOU for your support. You kept me going when the going got tough. For those of you that are just joining me--I can't wait to show you what else I'm capable of! If the last year has taught me anything, it is that we can be so much more than we even dare to dream.