I am a runner again – week 6

IMG_1959As I sit here reflecting these pasts few weeks as a member of the Team Myles training team for the Scotia Bank Blue nose marathon I feel like I can now say I am a runner again. It has been a very long time since I felt this way. Every week I have the fear that I will not be able to keep up with everyone and when we finish I am so proud of my accomplishments.

 Last Sunday we met at Lifemark where we had a guest speaker, Jill who motivated us to be proud of what we are doing and taught us how to all be dimes. When we completed our 6-1’s I was so motivated and excited I told my husband I want to continue on with my training and complete a ½ marathon. For me it has never been about winning the race, I only want to complete it.

The accomplishments I have made over the past 6 weeks have been amazing. I am now running my complete time even when there is a hill, where I usually would need to walk. I have notice even the Wednesday night hills is even getting better.

For the past 8 years I have struggled with taking the time to get out and run. I know that this needs to be a priority in my life and must come first if I want to be the best me that I can be. I have noticed huge differences in my body and in my mind since starting this journey with Team Myles. I have a more positive outlook and daily stresses are much easier to deal with.

My suitcase is packed and I am ready to go on vacation. In my suitcase is my sneakers and running gear as I have made the commitment to running while I am away.

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