Now I'm sure you are wondering what this has to do with my post title. I have written before about my diagnoses with Ulcerative Colitis and how I have to make sure I take care of myself. Well, after seeing my mom go through what she has gone through, it has really motivated me to stay healthy. My chances of getting breast cancer just increased significantly now that my mom has had it and both of my grandmothers have had it. One of the reasons my mom is doing so amazing is that she has lived and continues to live a healthy lifestyle. After meeting with my doctor, she said my biggest chance for doing well in the future is to start being healthy now. That means eating healthy and getting out and exercising.
I've never been a runner. Like, ever. In high school when we had to run "the mile", I was the person walking and being yelled at by the coach to run. I just couldn't do it. I had no WANT to do it. J runs almost every morning. He's insane, he runs about 7 miles every day. After watching him take off every morning, I started to get that want, the need, to go out there as well. I can't run on a treadmill because I end up falling or tripping because I can't stay in a line! I always thought if I ran outside, then maybe...just maaayyyybe I could do it. So one Saturday morning, I bit the bullet and went running. I'm not even going to lie. I thought I was going to throw up, pass out, and then die. HA I ran about half a mile? I walked verrrry slowly back to the apartment. You would think after that, I would never do it again. But you're wrong. Once I stopped sweating, and I could breathe again, I felt amazing. I felt like I had accomplished something. I wanted to go run AGAIN. So the next morning, I did! If you follow me on Instagram (@limitedspaceorganizing), you've seen that I've been doing good!! I try to run 4 mornings in a row, then take one day off. Of course this doesn't always happen, but I'm proud of myself for actually sticking to something. As silly as it seems, one of the things on my bucket list was to be able to run a WHOLE mile. I know some of you are like, that's nothing! But to someone who literally couldn't run half a football field, a mile is a HUGE milestone! I crossed that milestone about a month after I started running! I feel like I could've gotten there sooner, but my route is downhill for half a mile and then uphill another half mile and that uphill just kills me!! So now I like to say I'm running for my life. Which I am, I running to keep myself healthy so that whatever my health future holds, I'll be able to tackle it head on!