Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud

I completed my first 5k this past weekend.
For many, a 5k is a breeze. It’s a warm-up. It’s what some do if they don’t have time for a full run.

For me, it was hard and sweaty and difficult. I wasn’t able to run the entire thing. I wasn’t able to run half of it. I ached afterward.

But I tried. I finished.

Throughout the race and events leading up to it, I was surrounded by motivational phrases splashed across posters and signs around the race area. The one that stuck out the most to me was on a leather sign in Magnolia Market that simply said, “Don’t stop until you’re proud.”

Well, I’m not proud yet. Not fully. I can do better. I want to do better. Let me be clear, running isn’t fun for me. I don’t get lost in thought while running. I can’t meditate while running. For me, it’s one foot in front of the other. The feeling when I finished, knowing I did it, that was the fun part. I want to feel that way again. I liked the sense of accomplishment that came at the finish line.

So I’m going to keep trying. I want to be healthy enough and strong enough that a 5k becomes a breeze. So, that’s my goal.

The 5k I went to this past weekend was a blast. It was the Inaugural Silo District Marathon/Half/5k hosted by Chip and Joanna Gaines (of Fixer Upper fame) for the Brave Like Gabe Foundation to support research for rare cancers. Waco, Texas was a fun and much-needed girl’s trip!

In my next post I’ll give you a run down on all things Fixer Upper tourism/Magnolia Market at the Silos!

Mrs. Mama

One thought on “Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud

  1. Heidi Mallory May 8, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    If you want a program to follow I would suggest couch to 5k. So simple to use. I’ve used it to train for 5ks, 10ks, and my half marathon. You can do this!!! Eventually, you will get lost in thought and will forget about how hard it can be! If you ever need help of have questions let me know!


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