And the paramedics didn't have to help me across the finish line!!!!!
It was on Saturday and because the thunderstorms were so bad, they cancelled the race for the walkers. So my friend looks at me and says "We should sign up as runners, we didn't come all this way (1 hr drive) to not participate in this." I knew she was right so we signed up as runners. (insert my mental screams here!!!)
All I kept thinking about was what Bob said in a video I've watched a million times "If something scares the crap out of you and you're really unsure whether or not you should do it....chances are you should probably do it." So I did.
It was so hard and it took me about half of the race to find an actual pace to jog at. Which was SLOOOOOOW but it was faster than a walk and I felt comfortable. My friends were great and they did their own race and then came back for me "Biggest Loser" style and they cheered me on while I crossed the finish line. I had set a goal of wanting to complete it in 45 minutes and I completed it in 43!!!!!!!!! I truly cannot remember a time where I was this proud of myself. I still am. I actually set my mind to something and I DID IT!! I really wanted to cry. It felt so good.
Honestly, you guys, it was like a religious experience for me. I realized that I was so scared at the idea of running/jogging. I really faced a fear on Saturday and conquered it!!!! Once my legs stop hurting, I am going to start doing some interval training on the treadmill and am actually excited about it.
I feel that 3FC is a huge part of why I have stuck to eating right and working out so I wanted you all to share in my excitement!!! Thanks for all of your support, gang!!!!!! You guys mean a LOT to me!!!