Thursday, August 29, 2013

What a difference a few months can make

I started running in April. Don't let the snow fool you, it was April in Minnesota. I had hoped I'd be a bit further along by now and feel more confident about my upcoming 5K, but I also couldn't fathom doing some of the things I'm doing now.

That girl on the left was just starting the C25K app and struggling to run 3 minutes straight. She had previously had no intention of ever becoming a runner, and had only recently decided she and her kiddos were worth it and running would help her meet her goals. She had nothing to wear that was appropriate for running but she still got out there in some hot sweatpants and a "Beer 30" shirt. She had her ups and downs but stuck with it.

The girl on the right is over twenty pounds lighter and consistently runs 2 miles straight. She is still fighting to get to three, but she sticks with it. She is no longer embarrassed to be seen running and doesn't hide in over-sized sweats and t-shirts. She is modeling great habits for her kiddos and her 2-year-old asks her if she's going for a run and can demonstrate push-ups, jumping jacks, and squats.

The girl on the left is the past, the girl on the right is the current. Before long there will be another picture to the right and this girl will be the past.

Bring it on!!!


  1. Awesome! You've come so far in your journey already. I'm so impressed.

  2. That is awesome! You look great and seriously great job with the consistent running!

  3. You are doing so great! And you're right pretty soon you will have a third picture to add as you continue to get healthier and stronger!

  4. Woot woot! Amazing progress, you look really lean and athletic on the right!!!

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