Somewhere around 3rd grade, I became awkward girl. Maybe it’s because we moved and I changed schools, maybe it would have happened at that age anyway. Either way, I became the girl not comfortable in her own skin. I became the girl picked last for EVERY sport and EVERY team in PE class. (We don’t pick grammar teams that way, do we?)
So, my biggest struggle in getting active was ME. I believed I didn’t have an athletic bone in my body. I believed I was the slowest. I believed I couldn’t do it.
Until one day, I thought, “Hey, maybe I’ll try.” And that day, I started a Couch to 5K program.
Looking ahead through the program, that little voice in my head kept popping up,
“You’ll never be able to run 5 minutes straight.”
“You’ll never run a 5K without stopping.”
I shushed those voices and guess what? You can, too.
You ARE an athlete. You ARE a runner. You CAN do this.
Bridget Edwards completed her first 5k in April 2012. She blogs about cookies and other dangerous treats on her blog, Bake at 350, bakeat350.blogspot.com.