My “Aha! Moment” happened when I ran my first race back in January. It was the Walt Disney World inaugural 10k. I actually signed myself out of the hospital AMA in order to be able to run it. My original plan was “one and done.” I just wanted to be part of a Disney race and get my medal and my Marathon Expo exclusive Dooney bag. I was not prepared for how I felt crossing that finish line. I cried. It was amazing. I was hooked.
I have been struggling with depression, anxiety, and my weight for years. That finish line moment was exactly what I needed to turn things around. It showed me that I could do something as long as I put my mind to it. It showed me that just because others said I couldn’t, it didn’t mean I shouldn’t.
The moment I crossed that finish line changed my life forever. It changed my can’ts into cans and my dreams into plans.
Team BAM ran as The Three Little Pigs. And it totally was a very, very fun race. It was muddier than the one I did two years ago and the obstacles were still intact and more fun.
It was in Spokane, so we headed up around 4:40am, as we were in the 8am heat and our packets hadn’t arrived. It was the perfect temperature out. And just warm enough that the cold water on some of the obstacles wasn’t torture.
Hi, my name is Julie, and I’m so excited to be here!
I don’t really know my way around, but I’m still excited to be here. I blog over at gracelaceandiron.blogspot.com. I love meeting new people, and trying new forms of exercise and healthy foods. I’m still relatively new to blogging, so I would appreciate tips, advice, etc. I look forward to meeting you!
I enjoy a good strength training session and love a good healthy and satisfying meal that doesn’t break the bank. In 2011, I discovered that a gluten sensitivity was causing many of my health problems, so I’ve gone g-free with my hubby, and never looked back.
I splurge once in a while, but for the most part, avoid gluten. I’m preparing to return to college for a B.S. in Nutrition, and love to write up workouts for people. I take my training seriously, but not too seriously. I love to sing, and play piano, in fact I hold a bachelor’s degree in music with a minor in strength and conditioning.
There will be more on my story later, but in the meantime, please check out my blog, and I look forward to meeting you!