Ever had that one class where they bug you to write about your Christmas vacation? I remember when our teacher would ask us to write a short story about the holidays and along with that, our resolution for the new year. A lot of people have goals and and lot of those goals don’t push through. I’ve had my fair share of those unfulfilled resolutions as well. This year though, I wanted it to be different. I wanted this year to be kick ass! I put a list of all the things I wanted to do for the year but the number one thing that I wanted to focus on was: FITNESS.
Here’s one thing that people don’t know about me: I eat like a monster! Food is my hobby. The downside to that though is that I’m not eating healthy. If you eat like a monster, I guess you’re going to end up looking like one too. Here’s when Tabitha the talking tummy and Sally cellulite start become you’re best friends. They are the mean girls here. Believe me. Stay away from their minions Freddie fast food!
5K here we go!
So to start my path to being fit, I decided to join a fun run last January called the 2013 Bull Run. I was invited by Mars Callo who is just amazing! She runs a mean 21K and can even fight for a 42K run! How cool is that?! I have only been to two fun runs and on both occasions, I ran 3K. You could just imagine my face when I found out I was signed up for 5K. I didn’t think I could do it. I was sooooo scared, mainly because I don’t really run a lot and I was afraid of what could happen.
This is Spartaaaaa!
Mars and I
During my first lap I was breezing past the other runners. During my second lap those runners were passing by ME! I kind of thought of it like a pie eating contest where you don’t rush into eating all the pies but if you eat them gracefully then you shall end gracefully. I wasn’t anywhere near graceful. I was staggering and trying to keeps up with my friends. I would catch up with them and then slowly fall behind. My “abs” (better known as flabs) would ache from time to time so that really slowed me down. My friend Mars told me to just raise my arms up and shout. Give me a “HA”. I think I gave more of a HA-HA-HA though!
I could finally see the finish line. I could hear Forest Gump shouting in my ear, “Run, Megan, Run”. And run I did. I ran for my life. I was all smiles and so were the other runners whether they ran 3K, 5K, 10K or 21K. It felt so good to finish that 5K run. I may have had a bit of a hard time but I’m glad I pushed myself. Sometimes you really need to push yourself out of your comfort zone to get better. That’s why this year, I’m pushing it all the way to healthy. Oh yeah.
Chubby Cheeks is ready for 2013! HAHAHA