One Step at a Time ....In October of 2013 I challenged myself to participate in a 5k fun run. I didn't run or even jogged in the 5k I just simply walked. Since that challenge I have now not only participated in one 5k but in four 5k fun runs. I stop and think about how I couldn't even walk a block without having to stop and catch my breath and now I am participating in 5k fun runs. I am not really competing in these 5k runs. I am just making sure I finish. I know I will not come in 1st or even in 10th place. I am normally at the end if not the last one. Sometimes the finish line has been taken down and the signs are being picked up, but I make it all the way to the end even if the end is walking to my car. I am doing these challenges for me, and maybe one day I will even jog a little, but for right now I am happy walking one step at a time.
I enjoy putting on my music and walking the path that has been picked out. My husband has walked with me a few times to keep my company along with my daughter who cheers me on. The 1st 5k I participated in was a family event and we all walked it together. My family knows the struggles I have faced and the challenges of just walking I have had to over come. It means a lot to know that they are in my corner cheering me on.
I encourage you to take the challenge of participating in at least one 5k fun run. If you can't run or jog just walk. The money goes to a good cause and you never know you may just enjoy the walk.