In high school physical fitness involved sitting on the bleachers during gym. In college physical fitness was walking to the bars with a cigarette in hand. In my 20s I joined gyms and resolved nearly every Monday that “today was the day” I would finally lose weight and get fit. By Tuesday I was berating myself for screwing up my new diet and the vicious cycle continued as I got heavier and heavier. For as long as I can remember I told myself I was not an athlete nor could I be an athlete because I was overweight.
Then in my 30s I became a mom and suddenly life had a new meaning. My never ending plight to lose weight became less about my weight and more about leading a healthy lifestyle and becoming a positive role model for my son. As a result not only did my body finally change so did my mind.
For so long I believed I COULD NOT. I want to tell you that if you really want to you CAN!
On Sunday, 9/22/13 I ran my third full marathon in Montreal in 4:16:35!!
It was amazing. I feel fantastic. I can’t stop smiling!
A full recap to follow I promise.