Hope for Haiti

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A year ago, it was hard to walk at 2.5-3 mph continuously. Now, I have done 2 5k races, and am excited to find and sign up for a third! I finished my last race at 14.30 minutes per mile. A year ago, I was doing about 25 minutes per mile.  big improvement! I still have quite a way to go. I have about 85 lbs to lose as an approximation, and I can run for a little over a minute at a time.

I am proud of how far I have come. A year ago, I could not run for more than 15 seconds. now I am running for over a minute. I have figured out that I do better in competition, so I will sign up for as many races as I can find. So far, I have done Hope for Belize (a color run) and hope for Haiti (a regular 5k). I love them, and, although it has only been a month, I miss them. I cannot wait to find another and race!

I love the way that 5ks help people. You can make a difference, and get fit! Never underestimate yourself. You can do so much more than you ever thought you could! I have asthma, and have been able to push myself to half walk, half run two 5ks! Push yourself! You are able to do so much more than you believe!

About truejoy1986

A Missionary, writer, and adventurer, Carey Joy believes in living in the moment, music, creativity, relationships, and above all, the importance of seeking Christ and being led by the Spirit. She teaches Christian Leadership and Women's courses through Heart of God Church, and serves on the Board of Directors. She also is involved development efforts with this growing ministry throughout the world.

Posted on July 15, 2012, in asthma, determination, exercise, exercise, fitness, fresh, health, health issues, new start, rewards, Uncategorized, weight loss. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hey, it’s great that you have shown much improvement! Congrats 🙂 What training are you currently undergoing for your races?

    • Thanks! Currently, I just try to stay active. My hubby and I live near a lake, and several trails right now, so I go hiking, and running around the lake several times a week. I run until my asthma kicks in, then I walk fast until I can breathe well, and then I run again. Seeing other people on the trail helps motivate me because I push myself to either keep up with them, or pass some of them. I also time myself and try to beat my previous time every day. I guess I figured out that I am a bit competitive, even with myself, and I try to use that to my advantage. 🙂

      • Oh that’s cool, do check out our blog for our advice on weight loss! Hope we can provide some ideas to help you reach your goal 🙂 For some reason, I have seen asthma sufferers cease relapsing after getting used to running and when their stamina gets better. Hope that yours will too!

      • Thanks. yeah. I have already seen an improvement in my asthma. It is a fight, but it is getting better as I continue to run. I hope that someday I will not be held back by it at all.

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