Running Like A Diva

OK~ so here is the thing, I'm just going to come out and say it, "I really really DISLIKE running".  I don't like to use the word HATE, but I might have to when it comes to running.  I still remember when I had to run at the Police Academy every day, I used to get anxious and have anxiety attacks. Thank God for my BFF, Cathy, for always supporting me when we ran next to each other in the academy's gym almost holding my hand. I give her credit for helping me make it out of there.

I often wonder what do marathon runners or any runner think about while they are running all those miles???  Besides feeling the pain on their legs and feeling exhausted what goes through their mind?  I just can't imagine.

So now, that I said all that about running, guess what I'm going to be doing?  Yes!! I will be running. I want to step out of my comfort zone again, and challenge myself to run a 5K on October 7, 2012. 

I had to choose a 5K run event from so many out there.  So I thought, if I'm going to run, I'm going to do it like a Diva.  This is the reason I chose "Run Like A Diva" and registered.

I never thought that I will be paying to run a 5K (3.1 miles) and be doing it on purpose.  I would have paid anything NOT to run at the Academy all those months. There's to show you how things can change.  I feel blessed that I have the ability to do it now and will be going from cancer to a 5K.  I might even get more ambitious and try for the Divas half marathon next year. Unbelievable!!!!  But one step at a time, just like anything else in life.

I'm in training right now and doing pretty good so far.  Thanks to the support and encouragement of my weight loss challenge group (my girls, as I like to call them) and lets not forget our trainer, #KillerKetsy and co-trainer #LittleTaffyD.  I'm confident that I will be ready for October and will be giving it my best shot.

If anyone wants to join me, you are more than welcome.  I will be running for all my cervical cancer survivor sisters and for those that can't anymore.  My bib will read:  "CCSURVIVOR DIVA"

"The miracle isn't that I finished.  The miracle is that I had the courage to start." ~ John Bingham

Related Links to My Weight Loss Journey:
I Won Ketsy and Lost Pounds - Part III 
I Won Ketsy and Lost Pounds - Part II 
I Won Ketsy and Lost Pounds - Part I
Zumba and Spinning for a Newbie

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