MILES! That is how far I ran... Holy Crap! I am super pumped that I was able to finish that one tonight. It is always hardest the first time around. I did it in an hour and 9 minutes, *strutting around* damn right!
I was talking to my friend as we stretched and I was just in aw over running 5.5 miles. She asked me: "Remember when you could only run a block?". I DO! I do remember the day struggling to get to that next stop sign and how happy I was when I had ran 3 blocks... 3 blocks! Crazy to think back on that. Actually, just this last summer my goal was to run 1 lap around the track w/o stopping. So excited when I got to 2 laps and was ecstatic when I finally ran a mile. I also ran my first 5k ever only 3 months ago! I think what I am getting at is... you can achieve anything when you work for it. Do NOT give up on the things you want. It may take some time and hard work, but you will get there... I will get there. I have a 1/2 marathon to run!
So what if I may need some reminding sometimes and have my moments when I am pouting about getting stuck? It is all worth it. It is worth the tears, sweat, crazy thoughts, fear of gaining, the feeling of still being over weight, the hot air balloon rides and the fear of being picked on at the gym... It. Is. Worth it.
When you have your strength, will power and great friends and family by your side... I know I can do this and I know you can do whatever you set your mind to.
Keep your head up.