A month and a half ago, I shared a bit about my personal journey - as I am a WIP. This past week, I have hit a few more milestones / completed a few goals - - - so what better time to share that with you than another WIP Wednesday?!
May 31, 2014 I completed my last run for the couch-to-5k training program - and 9 weeks prior I was sure I wanted to attempt it, but not so sure about my success.
The feeling of accomplishment - it's empowering! I was NOT a runner 9 weeks ago. I hated it. I was making HUGE strides in my fitness goals - - - using awesome HIIT workouts / strength training..... but running? Yah, right.
But when others tell me "yah, right" I see it as a challenge - so I finally decided it was time to see my own doubt as a challenge.
After that run, I immediately downloaded a 10k run training app. Did I ever think I'd be attempting to run 10k? NOPE.... but I didn't think I could / would care to run a 5k either!
This weekend is my birthday and I'm SO excited to be celebrating it by running the Graffiti 5k with some friends and family (my first "official" run!) - then spending the rest of the weekend surrounded by those I love. It's the perfect way to celebrate another year in the books - and the last 5 months of HARD work!
I'm not done.... not at all. I never will be. As I accomplish my goals, I set new ones. One I've got on the books right now is attempting to find a better balance - again. This commitment to fitness and health is taking a ton of focus and, well... time. My sewing machine has been severely neglected - and really, that's okay.... but I am starting to miss it - so it's time to re-focus and put together a strategy to be able to do it all! :)
Still a WIP..... but celebrating the wins along the way!
Oh..... and because you're probably confused and thinking "I thought I was following the blog of a fabric addict / sewing mama!?" - check out these pretty fabrics my friend Alyssa from Calm and Carrion sent me the other day! So sweet! Riley Blake, Blend, Anthology... yum! I count these as a WIP too because I think they'll look really pretty all sewn up together - - - so I'm going to add them to my "fun" sewing list!
Linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced - hoping to draw some inspiration and motivation from what everyone else is working on! :)