An honor from Women’s Running Magazine
Wow, What a way to end 2012. This morning I learned that Women’s Running Magazine chose me and this blog as one of their favorite Bloggers On The Run for 2012! That’s so cool!
The Blogger on the Run series features an inspiring blogger each week – so 52 in total. To be named in the Top 12 Most Inspiring, well, that is an honor I am delighted to earn. But more importantly, I am still in awe that I am named “a runner” at all.
If you had told me two years ago when I weighed in at 381 pounds that I would be competing in any version of competitive, athletic races – let alone a half-marathon – I would have asked what you had been drinking…or smoking! I simply could not have fathomed it.
To those of you reading this, I hope my story sends one message: YES, YOU CAN! You can do it. You can do anything you set your mind to. Even the most unlikely, seemingly impossible things.
Today, I am a fit, active and healthy girl developing a love for those very competitive races and for doing all of the things I didn’t do before – active and otherwise. I once let my “head” game and those internal voices of doubt win. I was stopped both by my physical weight and the shame I carried around with it. Today, I am stopped by nothing!
Read this article at Women’s Running Magazine and you too will be inspired by these amazing women runners and bloggers. I know I am, and I am honored to be in their presence.
P.S. You can read my original Blogger on the Run feature here. Let me and other readers of Women’s Running know what you think.