Motivation From 2014

Today, we are going back to 2014.

I know, I know… it seems like soooooooo long ago.

Technically it was only 377 days ago.

For the sake of my sanity, we are going to call it a “year” ago.



A year ago…

I was depressed.

A year ago…

I refused to call myself a runner.

A year ago…

I would have dreams about running.

A year ago…

I was 30 pounds heavier than I am now.

A year ago…

I ran late a night so no one would see me running.

A year ago…

I would cry if I saw someone else running.

A year ago…

I had no idea if I would be able to race again.

A year ago…

I decided that I wasn’t going to let my injury control me.

A year ago…

I decided to take back my life.



I am not as fast as I used to be.


I still have 30 more pounds to lose.


I still struggle with my injury.


I have goals.


I have run 1 15K, 14 half marathons, 2 marathons, and 1 triathlon.


I will run 11 more races in 2016.


I am a fighter.


I refuse to give up.


I look back at who I was a year ago and am so proud that I had the courage to start.

The road was tough.

It was painful.

But I pushed through.


What do you want?

Do you want to lose weight?

Start running?

Go to the gym?

Go back to school?

Do it.

Do it now.

Don’t wait.

Where do you want to be in a year?



19 thoughts on “Motivation From 2014

  1. Paul Stroessner says:

    We are in the same exact boat! In December 2013 I ran my first race in 26 years. In May 2014, I severely injured my ankle in a freak accident in a 5K obstacle course race. I tried running again in September because I couldn’t not run anymore. That ended up making my ankle worse. So I had to shut it down for a good 8 months while doing physical therapy. I would see people running, and I would get so upset. I had been losing weight, but ended up gaining it all back. Now, I’m running again. Not only am I running again, but I am running a 5K in all 50 states, and raising money for the charities for each race. 2015 was a rebuilding year, and now we are going to rock 2016!


Whatcha Think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s