Anyway, I have a couple of motivating stories to start off your Monday. Enjoy!
An email from Steph:
"Because of Katie's blog and all the Motivational Mondays, I was inspired. Many stories brought me to tears because I could never imagine doing something so difficult. Yet, so many people were showing up and doing these amazing races. One mile seemed impossible, but none the less, I was motivated to try. I did a 5K and two 10K's this year; but the distance between a half-marathon and a 10K seemed too scary, so I just ran a few days a week and stopped training for races. On Thanksgiving, I ran another 10K Turkey Trot and decided to take the plunge and add in more mileage. I am still doubtful that I can run that long and far, but after yesterday, I am gaining confidence. While my family was enjoying Christmas festivities, I ran 8 miles in a ton of snow. The weather was in the single digits and I had icicles on my eyelashes and hair. But I pushed on and am proud of the progress I have made."
An email from Andréa:
"On January 1st, I completed my third 5K . A personal best by far! I made it over a mile and a half before I walked, which is a huge accomplishment for me. I have also continued to lose weight and am now at 72 pounds lost!" (Andréa blogs at The Girl Behind the Mask)
Congrats to Steph and Andréa--great accomplishments, ladies!