While I’m closing in on my next marathon attempt, I thought it would be nice to look back at how far I’ve come along. Please don’t ever get so caught up in your goals to lose site of the ones you have already accomplished!
Two years ago, on a cold morning I weighted about 300 lbs and stood along the side of numerous roads in Gainesville as I watched 1000s of people complete the Five Points of Life Half and Full Marathon. At that time I clearly stated (in my somewhat too opinionated way) that I thought all of those runners were crazy. Truth be told, I didn’t think they were crazy, they were part of a world I knew nothing about, and like many people who are plagued with low self-esteem, I judged that I was scared of. Inside I was intrigued by this whole new world I was viewing and really wanted to be a part of it. Thank you to all of those runners for motivating me to get moving (especially my mentor and friend, Carly Asse).
One year ago, on a cold morning I weighted about 145 lbs and…
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