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Yesterday was a mental victory. Yesterday was not about how fast I could go, but it was about enduring Til the end. Work has been challenging over the last few months, to say the least. Work has affected me mentally and physically so much that I've been running on empty. I often FOUGHT myself to get-up-and- go train 4 this 10K. Yesterday @ work, I was able to go above my goal for the week. I said if I can overcome work, Ive got this 10K in the bag. I had the best of intentions. I was fueled up, Hydrated, energized, and had my best smile. Early in the race, my legs gave out. This set me way back. I watched others run their race effortlessly. I had the option to quit it the 5K and I was going 2. When I got to the 5K, I kept going. As I contd 2 go on I saw others walking back 2 their cars. From my pov, I was the only 1 still running the race. I was the last 1. I kept going. As I continued the 10K, I was met with encouragement from the Bham pd, volunteers, and passerbys, along the route. Around mi 4.5, a volunteer shouted there's more coming behind her. I kept going. Around mile 5, i had my own personal police escort.πŸ˜‰ As I neared the end, and could see the finish line in sight, a police officer rode beside me and said he was in awe bc there were real runners running way behind me, and I was almost finished. When I got done, I was talking to a friend, and that same police officer came up to me to say that I had inspired him. He was inspired by my perseverance and that he at watched me pass him by several times along the route. I was not expecting to be anyone's inspiration with my mediocre performance, lol. As I completed the rest of the 10 K, mostly by myself, I reminded myself that I needed to run the race in such a way as to win the prize. And that my only competition in this race was myself. Even though I wasn't the 1st, and I wasn't the last, I finished it! Yesterday, I completed my best 5k, completed a 10k, and completed 3 min under my estimated goal and under the allotted 1:45. Thanks @_bebe986 and @gauntletfitnessbham for making me great! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜† @ The Market at Pepper Place

2 Comments

  • 5w ago aprilmackfit aprilmackfit

    πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ so inspiring! Congratulations!!

  • 5w ago rissdaniels rissdaniels

    This is incredibly inspiring! You should be so proud of yourself! You go girl!!!!πŸ’₯

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