Why I Run.

Why I Run.

I wish I could say I run because I LOVE it!  I wish I could say I wake up in the morning dreaming about the pavement under my feet and the wind in my hair, but I don’t.

My journey into running began over 2 years ago with an Invitation to join Weight Watchers. I was turning 50 and had carried my “baby-weight” even though my two sons were now college students.  As a Life Coach I often felt challenged that I had not firmly addressed this issue intentionally, yet spent much of my time supporting others in their transition to better health.

With regular participation in Weight Watchers program and the constant support of my sister; we watched the weight begin to melt away.  However, the most important change was the challenge to “get moving”.  I started small getting the right shoes & shorts and taking a very brisk walk every day, then I ran 1/4 mile ending up out of breath.

The day I was able to run 2 miles without stopping to breathe for the first time I literally cried because I HAD DONE IT!

The day I was able to run 5 miles without stopping  to breathe for the first time I cried again! Happy tears.

Why I Run?  Because I can! Because I am not to old! Because I am able! I run because it reminds me that I pressed through, that I didn’t believe the lie that I couldn’t run because I hadn’t run.

Today I run between 2-5 miles every other day. I have not re-gained the 50 lbs I lost because I run. I keep my running clothes out as a reminder to remained disciplined yet I still have to decide every day to put them on!

What about you? What activity, challenge, or dream have you held at bay because you believe the lie that you can’t make the needed changes to succeed? Set a fresh challenge before you TODAY, take baby steps and celebrate every small win as you move toward the goal!! Believe that you can and plan to succeed!

Uh-oh gotta go, just had a sun break in this rainy weather! Gotta Run!! 🙂

4 thoughts on “Why I Run.

  1. Love this, and I so get this journey!
    You are beautiful, Dianna both in appearance and example. Thank you for your honest transparancy and light hearted sense of humor, it is inspiring…
    As soon as we reach a week of sunshine, Facebook me and we’ll run 🙂

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