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Crawlin’ Crab 5k!

Posted on: October 7, 2013

Yesterday was the Crawlin’ Crab 5k and I actually finished! My official finishing time was 53:14, which means I had a 17:10 minute mile. Definitely not my fastest pace. In fact, looking back on my Atlinks Results Page, that would be my slowest pace in a race ever. But I have to remember that I ran (and mostly walked) that with an injury. I’m currently going through physical therapy, just started last week, actually, so I’m not even close to my best yet. But I finished and that’s the important thing. I was worried I wouldn’t, so it’s a big deal to me that I did.

My physical therapist told me today, she thinks the people who take longer to finish are actually sometimes working harder than the people who finish first, mostly because a lot of times those people have injuries or more weight to carry than other people. And that’s true for me. I’m not sure I worked harder than someone who finished in 25 minutes, but I did my best.

And finishing that race yesterday sparked something in me. I got my fire back, my motivation. I had lost it for a long time, had trouble even getting motivated to try and go walking or work out. But now I am ready to start full on training, eating better, and exercising. It makes me feel so good that I am getting back to my old self and finding my passion again. That’s what it’s all about. I think if you live your life without being passionate about something, it’s a very sad life. And I was living that for a long time before I discovered running and even for awhile while I was lost.

I did great in physical therapy today. It was my first full session and I feel so much better, even though my calves are so sore still!

I really hope this is the start of things looking up.


2 Responses to "Crawlin’ Crab 5k!"

Glad you found your motivation! You’re an inspiration to me!

Way to go! So sad I can’t do emoticons :( (imagine I’m giving you a hi five)

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