Achieving the imPOSSIBLE – Lindsey’s First 5k Race

Lindsey is a longtime friend of the Go Get It LIFE team.  She is perhaps one of our very first followers, and we have come to know her very well over the past four years.
You might have read a bit about her when we shared her winning entry from the 2017 #GratitudeChallenge.
We have long connected with Lindsey’s story, and were ecstatic when we heard that she would be competing in her first 5k race!  We have goosebumps! Read her story below about her 5k experience.Way to live that GO GET IT life!
The #GoGetItLIFE Team

This is a little story to tell you about a recent achievement of mine.  There was a charity 5k muddy obstacle race that I’ve always wanted to do, but never had the confidence to do because I’m overweight and seriously not that fit, but I thought to myself just do it and stop making excuses.

So I signed up, got everything I needed and finally race day was here.  I was a bit nervous as I hadn’t done as much training for this as I wanted to.  Now I’m not going lie and say I ran it all and completed all the obstacles with ease because the truth is it was hard and at times really comical as my co-ordination is not the best.

There were 10 obstacles around the course to complete and some were easy and others were hard.  They ranged from climbing walls, crawling through mud under nets and using rope to pull yourself up through pipes.  I’m proud to say that I completed every obstacle.  I didn’t manage to run the whole race, I ran, jogged, walked and was practically crawling by the end of it lol, but i did it! I have since signed up for a colour run in September which is something else I’ve wanted to do for a while.

I’ve also done an aerobics class at the local gym and have plans to try boxercise and aqua fit classes, I’m trying different things to find out what works best for me and what I enjoy doing.  What I’m learning to do is to stop putting off and making excuses for things I want to do and start doing them, because no one knows what the future holds and I’m not getting any younger and I don’t want to look back and have regrets.

It’s time we do what makes us happy and to be the best version of ourselves.

All the best

Lindsey : )

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