As I think more and more about this upcoming weekend (Grandma’s/Garry Bjorklund weekend) I can’t help but think about how far I have come on my journey. On Saturday, I will be running my 5th half marathon! I never imagined running one let alone five, six if you count the one in two weeks!
Recently, I wrote a post about how thankful I was that the old me made the choice to become the current me! And as time goes on I am more thankful for the choice I made three years ago. I was so unhappy with myself and everything around me at the time. My attitude and approach to things are the exact opposite now! Now I love a challenge and am constantly pushing myself to try new things and grow as an individual.
That new attitude and approach brought running into my life, not really sure how that happened! But I am happy it did, I think this whole journey has changed me but I think running has had the biggest impact. I started by just running, then it was running a 5K, then a 15K, then a 10K (yep, I did it out of order) and finally my first half! I am not the best runner, I will probably never even place in my division but I love it anyway.
That is the amazing thing about running for me! I don’t care about how anyone else doing, I am just worried about myself and my performance. I am only racing me! And of course the people I pick out on the course that are a challenge to pass but again that is really just me challenging myself!
I feel like the confidence that running has given me helped me start my blog. It was on a run that I decided that I wanted to share my journey with other. I spent a lot of time on those runs thinking about how other bloggers had helped me and how I should pay it forward. I remember “writing” first blog post while on a run! When I got home I came in the door and immediately started typing! The funny thing is, is that I had Getting Fit to Find Myself set up for a few weeks prior to actually writing that first post. I just didn’t know where to start but after that one run I knew it was the right time for me!
I think back to where I started and I couldn’t even walk a 5K, for goodness sakes I couldn’t even think about waking a 5K. Now I am running half marathons and training for a triathlon!
Ultimately running has brought me, ME! It has given me the confidence to do things that I would never have dream I was capable of!