Actually I walked rather than ran, but I completed the course. I was the last to start, but with timed chip races, each person’s time is unique and based on the marker in their bib or attached fob.
I was last in my age group, but I finished. More importantly, I beat all those who did not start. Some of you think “There’s no way I can do this!” We had ladies on the route with walkers, as well as a few with poles to assist with their balance. The runners went off first, with the faster ones leading the pack. The faster walkers lined up next, and the rest of us set off to follow.
We all medaled at the end of the event. We have made another step toward good health and a commitment to continue our exercise and eating plans in the future. Six years ago I couldn’t walk around a city block, even using my asthma inhaler. I was so excited about the early morning start, I forgot to take my puffs, but I completed the 3.2 miles anyway.
Change doesn’t happen overnight, at least in the universe I inhabit. I’ve yet to meet the magic fairy with the Twinkie dust who makes instant transformation occur. If you want a different outcome, you have to make different choices.
I think spending a week focusing on one new healthy change at a time is better than attempting to make a wholesale makeover of your whole lifestyle. Most of us can’t focus on too much different at once. Do one new change well until until it’s second nature and then add a new change to the mix. This will help you move easily into a wholistic and wholesome life.