I love this process, this self-improvement train ride that I am on. Choo-Choo!
Since I started running, I learned ~
1. That I am stronger that I thought I was. I mean physically. I think I know, no make that, I believe that I am strong emotionally and mentally. After all, I did raise a special needs child into a wonderful human being that he is now (more by him but nurtured by hubby and I), there is a certain amount of resiliency in that. Other things in my life also prove that I have the mettle to make big changes such as migrating to a foreign country and leading a successful life ~ career- wise and otherwise. But physically? In my mind, I am weak. Running has proven that I am not. I am capable of improving myself. I am able to train to run faster (my brand of “faster” that is) and last longer. 21 kilometers, if that ain’t strong, then I don’t know what is. Maybe 42 kilometers? That’s the next goal!
2. That one must have a goal more than “lose weight”. Leading a healthy lifestyle requires a certain amount of Goal-Keeping. What does that mean? I eat better, my food choices are more mindful, and I eat only what my body needs. Because I cannot be running around with excess kilos around. For how can I achieve my speed and distance goals if I don’t take care of my kilos?