Last weekend my mom, sister, and I ran a 5k (Run to Believe – link opens video about the race). I was a year in between the two victims of the accident in school so I’ve loved being able to participate in this race.
It was rough.
It was cold.
But we finished. And I ran the whole way – which is a small miracle.
I didn’t really train for the race. I did go the gym a few times before and ran to make sure that I could at least run two-thirds of the race without stopping. I’m not a consistent person when it comes to working out though. It’s something that I wish I was better about. I know that when I do work out I have better days. I’m happier and more relaxed. I worry a lot less about things and I feel like I get more things done on those days.
So I’m challenging myself to 4 days a week. I’ve gotten 2 days in this week – and I’ve actually enjoyed it! The Argus app helps to motivate me too. On the days I go to the gym I am almost guaranteed to get my step count. But anyways I’m challenging myself because I know it makes me a happier me which in turn reflects well on my marriage and my husband and other parts of my life.
Also, I have been listening to sermon podcasts while I workout. It makes the time go by so fast and I am challenged spiritually as my body is challenged physically (woof). I’m hoping to run more 5ks in my future with some more training so that I can improve my time.
I’m grateful to Kyle and Kylie for lighting this fire in me to better myself and I’m looking forward to next year already. 🙂