I finally had time to sit down and create a blog for the BTWG program I started on Monday with 34 other brave souls. This is new territory for me since I have never been part of a wellness program or had to keep track of what I eat. I feel energized and excited about taking on this challenge and look forward to what will come from this experience. I enjoy the (enough "e" words already!!) fact that we all have different goals for this program, some short term and some long. My personal goals are to have overall better health, eating habits, and a quicker recovery time from running.
A big reason I was interested in this program is my wife, Brook. Not only is she smart and lovely, but very inspiring when it comes to health, exercise, and overall well-being..... And the food she makes......OUT OF THIS WORLD YUMMY!! I saw this program as a different kind of adventure we could share together and also receive a myriad of benefits. I also hope to be able to make meals that are half as good as hers by the end of this program. (Any good recipes??) Another thing that really appealed to me is that this program could help me fine tune one of my passions which is running.
I was a late bloomer when it comes to running, I only started a little over two years ago and am still making progress everyday. I love the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits running provides me. I'm not saying that it's not tough at times, but the good times outweigh the bad tenfold. When it starts getting tough though I start repeating little sayings in my head like "pain is only weakness leaving the body", or one word over and over like "loose or fluid". My new favorite is also the title of my blog, "One Day as a Lion". To me it means today, I am going to give it my all and reach down and pull out strength I didn't even know I had. I find those words very uplifting and even had my wife write it on a bracelet at my last race to keep me going.
So now when things get tough at times during the course of the program, I plan to tell myself "One Day as a Lion".