Wow after 2 weeks of training…the day was finally here and gone Well, I did not register but I ran the race just as well in light of the event. I am amazed that I pulled it off. I realize that I had not run long distance for 3 years but it so goes to say, that once you put your mind something with conviction and determination nothing is unachievable providing you put time and effort into it. This Sun Run was sweeter.
As I look back while I was training, sure there were individuals doubt me about my abilities and whether I was a good runner. At times I felt bad, but then I realized instead of utilizing that negativity, I decided to turn it into a motivating factor. While I may be bad, I’ll train harder. I may overweight, so I’ll eat less. Now I look back, I am all smiles, nothing can take that experience away from me. It is a journey after all.
I recently had the opportunity to work in a government and got to met a fine gentleman in his fifties. I had learned alot from him. As words of wisdom, even he mentioned that there will be haters, negative people around me the point was to not them effect me. I can’t control what they say but I can control how I react. The Sun Run journey really was something I would not forget due to the individuals who doubted and individuals who supported. Much like a road that has alot of hills with uphills and downhills, or life that has lemons. The key was not to give up and try harder.
I will not forget bolting through the finish line and finishing strong. It was sweet.
I hope that in the next few months, this positivity will shine in me and always believe in myself as that is where the strength is and it transpires with everyday life in terms of education, family, friends, relationships and work.
With the BMO Marathon looming closely. The Sun Run was used as a bench mark as to how fit I am and how much my body can endure. It made it more sweeter knowing that I am ready for the next challenge.
To all of those who question themselves, believe in yourself and know you are worthy.