Saturday, June 26, 2010

Accomplishments

I ran a 5K today. A year ago, I didn't think I could run more than a mile. I don't aspire to run marathons, but I did want to do this, a 5K and possibly a 10K. It is not much for many, I see lots of friends and family running lots more than that all the time. But it is a big deal for me. I am not fast, I don't even aspire to win any races, simply to finish, and I did. And I felt great. The last couple of years have been hard for me and there has been far too much "food therapy" going on. Exercise is a different way to combat my challenges, a better way. I have very long way to go still, but I am moving in the right direction and it feels wonderful. Why is it so hard for some of us to do something good for ourselves sometimes? My life revolves around taking care of my family, but I need to be taken care of too, that is such a difficult thing to do sometimes. I needed to "tweak" a few things, and hopefully everyone will be better off because of those changes.

7 comments:

Brad Jones said...

Jen, good for you for doing something for yourself! I know how big of a deal it is for you to take care of your family, but you have to make time for yourself! I just wish I could follow your example!

Emily said...

Awesome! I wish I could have run it with you! I am so proud of you, Jen!

davenportreport said...

Jen, good job! My friend wants me to run a 5K in the fall and it makes me nervous. I am not a runner! You are inspiring me, though.

I can't believe how busy we always are, but I really would love to try to get together. Our life is more insane than normal right now, but when we get it all sorted out in the next month or so, we really will try to plan to see you guys!

xoxo

Judy Lamont Stock said...

JEN!!!! I thought at first I was reading the wrong blog because I didn't know you ever ran! I'm so proud of you. You are awesome and I hope that I can do that someday. Good job!

Bonnie said...

What!! I didn't know you were running????
That is awesome Jenny...I'm so proud of you!
It must have felt great to cross the finish line.

Mimi said...

Fantastic Jen! I'm so happy for you! I'm working on the same problem...summer makes it alot easier I think:)! Keep up the good work!

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