Why was I drawn to FitFluential? Because I want to make a difference in my life and others. I want to be able to inspire people to make healthier decisions or to try something they haven't done before. And guess what? It is happening. I have inspired dear hubby to get out and run. I also know of at least one woman I inspired to get up each day and run....even if it is just a little. That is awesome!
Why do I think I can inspire others? Because I have had hard days, I have been in terrible ruts, I have failed, I have been misdirected, but I still find the way to get it done. Do I inspire you? Maybe. Maybe not. But I am inspired by a lot of the bloggers I follow such as Shelly who motivated me to give running every day a try....even if it wasn't her intent. And how about Meg O who can make me laugh and yet have some very deep and meaningful posts? Honestly, I need to make it to Michigan to meet this girl....I wonder how close she is to my aunt??
And speaking of inspiration....have you entered the Leap Year Virtual Run? There is still time to join in on the fun to take place anytime tomorrow. Just run 2.9 miles, enter your time by March 4th, and you will be eligible for door prizes on March 5th. Are you speedy? You just may be one of the top three finishers to get a lei and a little treat too!
Now onto my running.....yesterday I ran what felt like a snail-paced mile on my incline treadmill. It was torture. I didn't feel like running. My legs were made of bricks and at the end, I was just happy to mark off day 60 on my calendar and accepted my 11'06" pace. Today I had to get up early and run before work because it is haircut party night. Trust me, this is a big thing! I will tell you more later. Since yesterday was so tough on me, my goal was to run 30 minutes. That's it. Don't worry about pace. Don't worry about distance. Just run. I ended up running 3.57 miles with an average pace of 8'24".
Today I am grateful for:
- Running yesterday when my mind didn't want to and my body wasn't too sure it wanted to
- Haircut Party Day!!!
- Nutritious Meals
- Library Books