May 19, 2009
Do any of you watch The Biggest Loser? Two weeks ago, the 4 remaining contestants had to run a marathon... all 26.2 miles of it! What really inspired me is that Ron, currently the oldest and heaviest contestant, completed the marathon. This guy has a ton of medical problems, and almost got sent to the hospital during the marathon, but he pressed on and made it to the finish line! That got me thinking... if he can do it, then I can do it! I am in no way shape or form a "runner", but I'm sure I can be trained to do it. Well, maybe. 2.5 miles is my max distance to date, and that is tough! Either way, The Biggest Loser is encouraging and makes me want to be better!
Besides running being painful, uncomfortable, and challenging, it's therapeutic for me. I feel like I am leaving my pain behind; like I am running away from it. I also spend the time thinking about my babies, and trying to be strong for them. I want them to be proud of me, and I think they are. All I need is my iPod BLASTING in my ears to keep me moving. I will worry about my hearing later. Right now it's all about losing my remaining baby weight, and being strong and healthy to keep on truckin'!
If anyone is interested and wants to start a little running challenge ~ just something fun and to keep us motivated ~ please let me know!
This could be us! Wh0's in??