I was very active in high school and part of college, but once I got married and started teaching I stopped being active.
I had always wanted to do the Ironman since I first saw it when I was a senior in high school. The only thing that had stopped me was the fear of failing.
About 10 years ago I mentioned to my brother what I wanted to do and he said he would participate in a triathlon with me. He started working towards it and I again let fear take over. Two summers ago we talked about it again and we even discussed what I needed to do, but again fear gripped me.
This summer I realized I was letting fear take my joy away of being a better me. I am training for my first 5k on December 3rd and hoping to do my first triathlon in the spring. I have never run before and I am 100 pounds overweight, but I no longer want fear to be in control of me.
I have truly enjoyed this group. I love reading others stories and knowing I am not alone. I've also love the advice that is shared. Thank you for helping me to be a better me. I am also enjoying getting out for a run.