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Training for #5Kfor40 {Living Outside the Stacks}

Freckles, Sweat and Zits… It’s all out there!

Yesterday, I declared myself a runner on both Facebook and Instagram. Why? Because I willingly ran 2.31 miles in 96° weather. This is big for me. I didn’t like running when I was paid to do it in the U.S. Army, now I’m doing it for free. And liking it. Who is this girl?
Doing all of this running has made me more aware of what I eat. Really, there’s no point in running and then filling my body up with garbage, right? So, I’ve been trying to drink at least one green smoothie every morning and then up my water intake. The only thing I haven’t totally given up is fast food. I do love myself some French Fries and sweet tea. But I have cut back a lot. Funny how taking that one step has changed me so much.

I’ve noticed that I feel more confident. I’m stronger. Climbing the stairs, walking up hills, those things don’t get me winded as easily as they used to. Even during the runs, I feel myself wanting to push forward. Running may not be for everyone but trust me when I say: Get up, get out, and do something!

You can watch my progress on Instagram and Twitter.

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  • http://www.est1987.net/ Rae

    You seriously make me so motivated to run! (I’ve started briskly walking. Baby steps.)

  • Christie

    Girl I’m glad you caught the bug, too! I swear that C25K program changed my life! And I agree….I feel damn sexy from all the running!

  • a stylish little lady

    Run girl run!! I’m rootin’ you on and look forward to seeing that 2.31 miles turn into 3…4…AND, dang that sinful sweet tea + fries. Both are favorites of mine (in moderation, of course) Even though….I have my moments!

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