Memoirs? maybe not quite!
Anyways...... today was AWESOME. I think I experienced every emotion possible today.
I was EXCITED to be doing my first fun run.
I was ANXIOUS, what if I'd bitten of more than I could chew.
I was super PUMPED being amongst 33,000 people who'd signed up to do the run.
As I waited in the crowd, for the movement to begin, I felt a sense of being OVERWHELMED by the emotion of I'm really doing this.
It was so exciting the sense of doing something 100% for myself. Not reporting to anyone else, no one else cares if I do it or not, I care, only me.
I mean, Christmas, birthdays, family holidays, and other random occasion are special and you feel great when your family has a fantastic time, sharing the love and you think, gosh I'm lucky, what a great day.
But I got to feel all those emotions without having to check if anyone else was ok, did anybody need anything, a drink, a nappy change!
And even though I was on my own journey I was surrounded by thousands of people, and they were all faced with the same challenges. I felt like I was surrounded by friends.
So whilst years gone by I see people sweating it out and I think, "Crazy people, you'll never catch me doing that" well now I'm officially one of those crazy people. I'm hooked, I want more. I can't wait to do it again next year. And in the mean time I'm motivated to keep improving myself. I'll probably sign up for a few more fun runs throughout the year.
Who'd have thought only a month ago I would hyperventilate if I ran to the end of my street. Today I estimate I ran 3/4 of the 14.38km and whilst the official times will be published in the paper on Tuesday I did this fun run in under 2 hours. Estimate: 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Today has been one of those days, when you feel reinvented, I did something I've never done before, something I didn't think I would ever be able to do.
I'm so proud of me! lol! No seriously though I really am.
Thank you to my family and friends who have passed on motivating support along the way, I hope this is just the begining.
Note: Some may scoff but having this mere little blog helped me today, helped me to run when I was tired. I kept thinking as I ran, what am I going to write about in this blog post? Then I'd talk to myself, thinking, I'll write about my emotions and then I'd think about what those emotions were. Had I not had this blog, I probably would have reverted back to the 'move your arse you slack ***' now let's be honest, what is more motivating??????