As you all know, I’ve been on a health journey for awhile now. I began working out in August 2016 when True Form Fitness opened in our town. I saw that they’d be offering Zumba and decided it sounded interesting enough to try. I started Zumba in late August, but could only make it to one class a week due to my work schedule. Soon after, my friend Angie suggested I start coming to the early morning class (4:30 am) on Tuesdays and Fridays. I immediately told her she was insane, but I gave in and began Bodycon (cardio and weights) in September. Getting up early was difficult at first, but it quickly became something I really enjoyed. The women in the class became my foundation. They encouraged me and pushed me to be a better me.
At this point, I wasn’t concerned with what I was eating as much as I was hoping to develop a workout routine and stick with it. Tuesdays- early morning class, Wednesdays- Zumba, and Fridays -early morning class. I figured I would work on the food part when I could show myself I was committed to change.
Fall rolled around and I decided I wanted to run again. I knew I could do the Couch to 5k plan, so I started the program once more. I registered for the Penguin in the Park 5k in Decatur (March 2017). So, I’m moving along with my running program thinking, “I’m gonna rock this 5k” and I get a message from my friends (Kathy and Angie) asking if I would be interested in doing a half marathon in May 2017 in Indy. Chris and I were in the car coming home from Thanksgiving when I received the message. I looked at him and I laughed, I read the question and laughed again. Then something inside me said, “why the hell not?!” So, I told them I was in and got started making plans to conquer a half marathon. I was excited, but terrified.