Today marks the 3 year anniversary since my life changed.
3 years ago today, I ran my very first race…The Rudolph Run 5K in Huntsville.. finishing in 35 minutes.
I thought it was going to be something I’d mark off my bucket list and move on. Because.. well. Running sucked. It wasn’t easy. In fact, it was really hard. I remember wanting to quit SO. BAD. during that first 5K.
But somehow, signing up for my first half marathon sounded like a good idea…
The 2010 Disney Princess Half Marathon
and with very little training, I crossed the finish line of that as well. I didn’t consider myself worthy enough at the time.
After that race.. I started to see a change in myself. I wasn’t happy with the way things ended with Disney, and I decided to step up my training.
I ran Savannah in November with Kelsie and Lindsey.
And followed it up 2 weeks later with the Ruben Run.. now known as the Magic City Half… where I had my first face plant on a run.
SEVEN half marathons, a 10K, 2 triathlons, and a multitude of 5K’s. A completely changed mindset. All from attempting to cross one thing off my bucket list.
It’s a little insane to think about how something so small can completely change who you are as a person.