my AHA moment, Barking Mad About Running
My AHA moment happened last year, just about this time. I was training with a ‘friend’ to walk the SGK 3 Day for a Cure. She was a very unhappy person and being around her made me unhappy. In mid August she decided we shouldn’t be friends anymore. Explosively, rudely, devastatingly. I decided to skip the 3 Day, because the idea of sharing a tent with her made my crazy! I also decided to start doing all of the things I had wanted us to do together that she wouldn’t do. Like run. I decided to start the C25K program and run a Race for the Cure. Once I tackled that, I moved on to the C210K program. Halfway through I realized I could do anything I wanted to do and started training for a Half Marathon. A few people doubted I could do it, but I *knew* I could! I ran all throught the winter and spring, and in May I finished my first Half. Along the way I started treating my body better, eating better, losing 25 pounds over the course of the year. I still have 20 to go, but I know they will come off just as the first 25 did. I am now training for 3 Halfs that will earn me my Half Fanatic status, as well as th Disney Marathon. I am happy, stress free, and my husband and kid are happy and stress free. My anti-exercise hubby has even started running and doing crunches and push ups!
What started out as such a horrible life altering moment, has become a wonderful like altering moment!
I am so thrilled to be able to share this with everyone as a SPA! Thank you!!!!