Yesterday was one of the best days of my life(besides the birth of my children and my wedding day 4 1/2 years ago). The past 5 weeks I was honored to meet some wonderful people that came together to train with me for the run that changed my life…..Reedsburg Vet Fest 2014. We met in some of the coldest conditions but celebrated in the end crossing that finish line. I felt like a mother bird seeing her babies take flight for the first-time. You are all amazing people and thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey yesterday. I’m looking forward to our next training and runs together.
So this past few months I’ve become aware of something, I have a hard time sharing my story. So today instead of running I’m going to write the feelings that emerge when I share. I’m going to face this head on for the first time. With a lot of soul-searching I’ve come to realize that there are several reasons why this is so difficult. One for sure, even though it doesn’t seem to others, I’m a shy person and sharing requires me to talk in front of strangers. It makes me vulnerable. But a main reason is shame. I’m so ashamed that I got so out of control that I let my health go. I’m ashamed of my bad choices in the past and the people I hurt along the way. My fat insulated me and made it easy to just exist and not bring attention to me. But now with my success people want to know how, when, and why? And although my why is simple I just didn’t want to feel like shit anymore the others require me to speak of my journey. The journey to reclaim my life and heal and repair not only myself but my relationships and people who I’ve hurt along the way. From now on I give myself permission to be loud and proud because I have worked very hard to get where I am today. I’m hoping by saying this out loud that it propels me further on my journey and helps me build on my success.
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Next week I will be leading my first ever running group. I’m excited on this new adventure. It does come with all those same questions and fears I had when I first started my running 1 1/2 years ago. What if…..they are faster, skinnier, or healthier than me. I then realize all of this doesn’t matter. What matters is that we are all coming together for one common goal, to run together. To possibly form a bond with one another. Hoping to find one person in the crowd that will push, cheer, and cry with us along our journey. That is my goal for this group to find your running soulmate as I found with my great friend Kathleen. So let’s get out and move.
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