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2nd 5K of the year - WOO HOO

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Regardless of my scale ignoring all the healthy eating and increased activity I'm doing - I keep walking, moving, tracking my food, and logging on.

On Saturday I was scheduled to walk in another 5K along the bay front - but it was FREEZING cold - with heavy windy rain and a soaked floody (I make up my own words) course. I had a plastic poncho with me (not a lot of protection but better than nothing) - but still - I almost turned around and drove home due to the weather. And then - a rainbow appeared - literally through the rain. I figured it must be a sign. I slogged my way about a half mile to the starting line, teeth chattering, signed in - and looked around at the hundreds of people there for the same reason. People with their young kids with them - People in their 80's looking like they could outrun a cheetah - People of all ages who were in varying degrees of out-of-shapeness (see? lol) - all with the same determined "weather-schmeather" look in their eyes. I figured, "If they can do this - I can do this."

At about mile 1 - I started looking for a shortcut out of the insanity.

But then I had one of those unexpected Spiritual experiences - where I felt as though my Mother-in-law (who passed away a few years ago - but was always gently, lovingly, encouraging me to get in shape) placed her hand on my shoulder and nudged me on. How could I say no to that? And so I kept going - at my slow, slow, pace. People flying by me - staying dry probably due to their incredible speed - called out encouragement to me along the way.

And so, wet, but no longer cold, I made it across the finish line in 1 hour and 17 minutes...and was so proud of myself.

It makes me tear up just thinking about it.

I'm signing up for one 5K per month. Weather- Schmeather.

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  • BIGMAMAT
    awesome blog! Keep going!!!!!! emoticon
    3702 days ago
  • TRUDYLOO
    Aww Thanks CB! That 5K bug is powerful. I'm feeling more in charge of my body - Now I just need it to last!
    3708 days ago
  • CBAILEYC
    I'm here tearing up right along with you LOL I love a good happy cry!

    Congratulations on your success! Be very proud of yourself, I sure am. It sounds like to me that you've been bitten by the 5K bug (the same as us!) and you're going to love it!

    Way to go honey!
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    C~
    3708 days ago
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