Life As I Know It…Now

6 months ago I started my running journey. In this time I have ran 5K’s, a 10K, and yesterday my furthest distance and longest ru10370979_10152804968931306_7370069999720864304_nn to date, a 15K. I’m thankful to my running group, Flight Crew and all my family and friends who have been there for me as my supportive system. Thank you all because not in a million years would I be where I am today without you all. I am eternally grateful to you all from the bottom of my heart!

I like to dedicate every big run to someone important in my life. I dedicate my 15K to my abuelito Angel. He’s 91 years old and such a strong fighter. He recently had hip surgery and has been battling a number of health problems in recent years. I haven’t seen in him in 5 years and I hope that in the near future to personally be able to share my running achievements with him. I love and miss his awesome stories.

1924530_10152757153231306_3549206514485434884_nToday the day after my 9 mile run I’m still on such a natural high. I’m so freaking proud of myself! I keep thinking how far I’ve come in such a short time. My gosh, wow what a ride it’s been this year thus far.

10371379_10152804969971306_959762317716370557_nLike many others I battle the negative clouds that at times make an appearance in our lives. But this year after I began running I started realizing that I don’t have to let the bad stuff dominate my life. I think now after this beautiful year that I rather let my life be led by all the wonderful positive things going on in my life. I rather focus on the good and push to the side as best as possible all the negative junk.

Yesterday as I drove home from my run, I heard this song which I love because of its positive message. “Good Life” sums up how I feel these days.

Before this year I never thought I would be where I am. I never thought I would be a cool confident runner. And now I feel there’s no turning back. I don’t want to go back to how things were, because I love my life so much more for what it has become. I’ve gained so much this year, that the value really is unmeasurable. As a result I am a more confident woman, my self-confidence is thru the roof most days and in turn I’m a better person overall. I’m more determined than ever on meeting the goals I set up for myself and best yet I have met such amazing people! These individuals have been supportive and have believed in me when I doubted myself and now I’m fortunate to have them in my life as friends.

1555407_10152742923551306_6920876284575533069_nI once thought I was happy; now I believe that was just the tip of the iceberg because now a days I feel I’m floating on Cloud 9 most days, what a wonderful feeling! I radiate happiness when I smile because I truly feel it in my heart. I feel blessed and well this is Life As I Know It…Now.

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