This truly started this Christmas. My best friend back home handed me a challenge, to run a marathon in a little over a year and 1/2. Her quote was, "If they can do it on the Biggest Loser, then you can!" Thanks to my Jillian! I love you like a sister. I've decided to start blogging about my experience with training for a marathon. If you know me you will understand how this is a great undertaking for me. I have a lot of negatives going against me, my weight, I have asthma, my parents health, the disagreements throughout my family, etc....the list could go on. For now though, I've decided that they are all mental and some of them I have no control over. I have gone to the doctor and have blood work done, everything good. So, I need to grab hold of the one thing that I can control and for years haven't...my health. For the last 39 years, I have put everyone else first and I have come in a very distant last place. Most of that time it was just because it was easy. MY TIME HAS COME! I'm done just coasting through my life, I want and need that change.
Starting today, Jan. 9, 2010, I have started. I've bought the fancy running shoes, I have my Ipod loaded with ass-kicking music and I'm ready! My hubby and I started this morning, in 17 degrees weather... 1 Mile down and lord knows how many more to go..... By the way, I wouldn't have started this journey if it wasn't for my two best friends, Kristin V., the one who handed me the challenge and Sean, my hubby, who without him to kick me in the butt in the morning, I wouldn't be able to do this for the next year and 1/2. Thank you both. To all my friends both near and far, thank you in advance for all of your support. Maybe I can inspire someone through my experience.