There is a lot I have done in 31 years living with this disease. Some may be awesome, most is pretty ordinary, but when I think about what I am most proud of 2010 comes to mind.
Last year, I began to see posts from many of my friends who were doing the Couch to 5K program. I’ve never been an athlete, but I am a follower because the more posts I saw the more convinced I became that I wanted to try it too. I never seriously thought I could stick with it. I ran track in high school . . . . for two days before deciding it totally was not for me.
But, in August of 2010, at the age of 42 (and with almost 31 of those years with diabetes), I ran my first 5K race. I ran a second 5K in September and shaved 15 seconds off my time. I ran my last 5K of the season on Thanksgiving. Sure, my time in all three was downright terrible. But I did them. I still can’t believe I did three 5Ks!!
Even more shocking is the fact that this past weekend, I was out running once again. It’s tough after the winter break, but I find I’m excited to train for some more 5Ks in 2011. I never would have guessed I had it in me!!
“This post is my (late) February entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.