For over a year, I've been running 5ks. I started last year in April after the Sista Hood Strut. During that time in my life, work was very unpleasant. I felt as if the Devil was attacking me on every angle. So I wanted to simplify my life and get back to the basics. The Sista Hood Strut reminded me of all the 5Ks I would do doing college because I had nothing better to do. My time during college was very....basic. (I could also add more adjectives to describe my college experience, but this isn’t that kind of post. Teeheehee)
So my sister and I decided that we would do at least 1 race, 5K, every month for an entire year. Last year, between the months of April and December, we completed 10 5k races. Yes!!!! In 8 months we completed 10 races! Was it easy? NO. Did I have fun? Sometimes. Did I give up? Never!
Even when I was diagnosed with a “heart disease” in May 2017, I did not let that stop me. I kept going and I kept pushing. There were some races in which my only goal was to cross the finish line and enjoy the after party. (These race after parties are LIT!!!!)
So far this year my sister and I have completed 10 races. 10 races in 6 months! We have another 11-13 races before the end of this year. In a week, I will have a “heart procedure” done. That won’t stop me either. In the name of Jesus! It will, prayfully, allow me to be faster! Zoom zoom zoom!!!
But I titled this post “Runner-ish Girl” because I’m not a full fledged runner. Sometimes I trot, sometimes I jog, sometimes I walk and there was even this one time where I actually RAN. But I never stop. I just keep going and going. There is so much encouragement to be found on the pavement of Memphis. I doesn’t matter your size or activity level. There are overweight runners, underweight runners, handicap runners, runners with heart problems, runners with knee problems, runners who should probably be in the Olympics, runners with foot problems and the list can go on and on, longer than Bubba talking about the variety of shrimp.
Nevertheless, what ever your goal is, go for it and don’t stop. (Unless it’s stupid or immoral, then stop immediately 😑.)
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