100 lb. Club - I am so emotional! NSV and just word stuffs.

10-27-2013, 12:36 AM
Today, I ran my first 5k. Today, I ran my first of many 5ks. I am so unbelievably proud of my accomplishments at this point in my journey. I remember being 350lbs, sitting at my desk watching a motivational running video and saying to myself, "Yes, that'll be me." Now, it is me.

I'm a runner, because I run. Sure, my time on the 5k wasn't the best It was 47:30. We also had obstacles like zombies, and to do jumping jacks and burpees at the water stations. My first mile was good, second mile was rough, but I picked it back up half-way through and finished strong. I finished strong, and I finished the race. I never could've even walked 3 miles in under 60 before. My friends finished behind me, and they are smaller and were athletes in high school. One friend finished at 54, and another at 60. It blows my mind to know I outbeasted them. I wasn't the last runner, and even if I was, I would've been REALLY FREAKING PROUD to know I finished what I started.

My Mom and Dad were on the phone after the race and were just so proud of me too. My Dad even said if two years ago, I said I was gonna run he would've called me a liar and laughed. They really wished they were at the finish line for me, and I really wish they were too but I started this whole weightloss journey in a sense alone and I finished strong alone (as I had left my friends in the dust, haha).

So as I sit here trying to type through my happy tears, I just want to thank you guys for all your love and support through all of this. All 143 lbs I've lost with you guys. I thought about you guys and your 5ks, and I thought about you guys doing the dancing carrot too as strange as that is.

Okay, end rambling. I had to get it out.

10-27-2013, 12:44 AM
congratulations!!! that is awesome with our 5K and so amazing on your weight loss!!

10-27-2013, 12:54 AM
LOL, I need to stop bawling and hug everyone right now.

10-27-2013, 12:59 AM
What a GREAT post!! :high: Rock that feeling for as long as you can!

Since you were thinking of it:


10-27-2013, 01:52 AM
It's a crazy emotional one. I just cannot describe the feels, and I feel silly feeling so emotional. Thank you for my dancing carrot.

10-27-2013, 05:21 AM
Congratulations! You totally deserve to be on :cloud9:
The race sounds like a lot of fun and burpees? I wouldn't be able to do that and run. :bravo:

10-27-2013, 06:03 AM
hugssssss! I can totally understand the emotional part! Congrats and WELL DONE!!!!

10-27-2013, 10:57 AM
Great post! Congrats!!

I am working towards my first 5k too!! You are my inspiration!

10-27-2013, 10:58 AM
Heres some dancing carrots for you:carrot: :carrot: :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot: You deserve em! And so much more!!!!! You look great Congratulations! !!

10-27-2013, 11:11 AM
So happy for you sweetie!! What an achievement! :)

10-27-2013, 11:23 AM
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your victory with us! I was also 350 lbs once upon a time. I have it in my mind that I could never run. But, maybe I can. I walked a 5K last year (jogged a little bit) and finished just at an hour -- totally forgot to look at the stop clock! I haven't tried it again, but perhaps I should. I've heard several people say that running stepped up their weight loss. I really want to get to ONEDERLAND this year.

You've inspired me to run. I'm just going to do it. Ready, set, go! :carrot:

10-27-2013, 11:28 AM

So awesome! I don't know you but I just have a huge smile on my face after reading this. I felt the same way when I finished my first 5k. I love what running has done for me and my life and it always makes me happy to see it happening to someone else!

Keep it up! :) You're doing awesome.

10-27-2013, 01:25 PM
I'm so incredibly proud of you! What an awesome achievement. You are inspiring others to follow in your footsteps.

10-27-2013, 10:29 PM
Super congrats! What an inspiration!!!!!

10-28-2013, 06:40 PM
You are awesome!!!!!! I hope to be able to say that I did a 5k in my near future!!!

10-28-2013, 07:15 PM
What an amazingly beautiful post!

Yay YOU!!!

10-29-2013, 10:52 AM
I am just going to echo what Susan said. You are awesome!!!!!

This is why I come to 3FC. Or at least a major reason why. It reinforces how achievable fitness goals are, even when they require a lot of work to get there. Thank you so much for sharing!