Running is like my most favoritest (so making that a word) thing ever!
It has helped me through the darkest of days and season in life, relieve stress, boost my mild & energy levels, has been my therapy & has taught me many things about myself.
Being pregnant I couldn’t run. I went over a year without running.
I started to dabble with running again last June, 3ish months postpartum. I was wishy washy at getting in any sort of run because it was HARD. LIKE SO FREAKING HARD.
I also was doing the bare minimum to help myself make myself be better & stronger to even make running a thing in my life.
I drank my creamy chocolate crack because that was EASY to mane & it tasted good. I sort of was trying to get my nutrition in line but I had a newborn.
Excuse I don’t have time to focus on my nutrition. It is just too hard. Eating free bagels from work was a whole lot easier.
I mean doing the easy thing is easy. Doing the hard stiff & figuring out how on earth to even fit in healthy habits is hard. I mean, I was busy with a newborn, figuring this mom thing out.
Easy was nice.
I “didn’t have time.” Then something happened. A program that was just 4 days a week that incorporated lifting & HIIT came out. I could “try” and fit in 4 days, I thought.
Well, it was HARD. It WASN’T pretty. But I started to FEEL different, healthy, fitter, stronger, lighter.
Then I decided to start running again.
Omg, my life changed all over again! I fell in love with running all over again.
I put in the HARD WORK. I committed to myself. I showed up at 4am to workout and run on the weekends because it made me FEEL AMAZING!
I figured out how to make it work because I liked how it was making me FEEL! I realized taking care of myself SHOULD BE A PRIORITY no matter how hard it was.
I am now ☝️! Today I did something I never thought I would ever do, let alone 13 months into my postpartum #runningjourney.
I signed up for the Dopey Challenge. 4 days, 4 races = 48.6 miles in DISNEY WORLD! (5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon)
Running hasn’t gotten easier I have gotten BETTER! It’s still hard to find the time but dang it’s WORTH IT!
I am a PRIORITY!