Monday, June 24, 2013

Why I Avoided Running

Last week I ran 1 time.  And I hated it.  I barely made it 1 mile and my calves completely cramped up and I was miserable.  I didn't run any other day that week.  I had my excuses of working too much and being tired and having other things to do.

Bad runs combined with not losing weight (instead gaining a lot) and not reaching my running goals wore on me.  I wanted to give up...I thought that maybe I was just meant to be fat.  I have been most of my life so why not keep on with it.

That was until as I finished another not favorite run yesterday morning.  And after I posted on Intsagram my discouragement I got the most amazing message.  It's amazing how God knows exactly what I need when I am at my lowest.  Kristin I cannot thank you enough for sending this to me!

I am not one to cry over little messages like this, but I cried.  Hearing that I had inspired someone blew my mind.  Me?! The fat girl who runs slower than Christmas?!  

After reading this I made a promise to myself.  I promised I was going to take my health back again no matter what it took.  I am a runner and I will run that half marathon in October.  I am going to go back on a strict diet and I am going to lose the weight.  I will not be fat anymore.

Sometimes we all need that reminder that we can do this.  After getting mine I really do have a desire to get moving again.  I went shopping yesterday and bought all the right foods.  And I am going to take running one day at a time.  Yesterday I ran 1.5 miles.  Today I will run 2.  And the next 2.5.  And I will keep going from there.

Thank you all SO much for any and all encouragement you have given me in the past.  I promise myself and everyone that I will conquer all of this once and for all!


icecreamtomarathon said...

What a sweet, encouraging message! Isn't it amazing how just one word of encouragement is sometimes all we need? As you know, I'm trying to lose weight too, we can do this!!
Are you following a plan for your half? I have found it helps me SO much when I'm following a training plan.

Lauren @ The Albrechts Blog said...

This is inspiring, Mosby! I'm so proud of you! We're in this together!!! I'm running today because of this post.

Miss Riss said...

You go girl!! You can do it!! Be encouraged...cause you are fabulous! =)

Amy said...

That is an incredible message :) And Mosby, you ARE an inspiration!! So many things about you inspire me allll the time.

And you are beautiful girl :) Inside and out!

Olivia said...

What an awesome message to receive at the perfect time! I am absolutely in awe of you, I am not a runner but want to be so badly. I lose my breath after just a few steps it feels like. You are awesome!!!!!

The Unlikely Runner said...

What a perfect message at the best time! Bad runs happen and even though I consider myself a runner I go through period of days and sometimes weeks where things just feel off and I get so discouraged. But hang in there, those feelings will pass and you will see improvements before you know it!