( part 1/2 ) Post from 2015, big day:
Glory be to God - I DID IT !! I just accomplished my second half marathon ( 13.1 miles ) My first was this same week in 2012 ! This was SO hard !! So here's the low down, I'm hosting this half marathon myself and have people participating from all over the world, I did it on the back trail. Miles 1 - 5 I had no music player and THAT was a struggle, mile 5 David found one and gave it to me, mile 8 the blisters on my feet started hurting so bad that each step was painful, mile 9 the freezing rain started, it started to rain so hard I could barely see where I was going for 3 miles tripping over rocks, mile 12, thunder and lighting kicked in and by mile 13, I was ready to call it a day, with these obstacles, it took me ((( 3 hrs and 44 minutes )))) So this is what I want to share, in 2010 pre journey I started at 310 lbs but more important than that, I was low in self love, self respect & self belief and could barely walk a block, after deciding to change my life for life gimmick free by building self love, self respect and self belief on God's grace, today I was able to accomplish something that felt impossible.
I completed my second half marathon and THIS is why I do motivational speaking and work as a coach to help people rock their best life just as they are in this very moment because I know with God's guidance, dedication, determination, self love, self respect & self belief WE CAN DO ANYTHING...I don't think this, I know this !! Today over 200 lbs ( having started at 300 + ) I want to share that my journey is not a pound journey and how I aim to help people isn't about pounds - It's about rocking our best most blessed happy, healthy life - it’s about rocking an attitude of gratitude and knowing that we matter and have value just the way we are in this very moment - that we can reach ANY goal in life with the right plan of action, willing to put in the work, dedication & determination and of course...rocking out self love, self respect & self belief and for me on the foundation of God's grace.