Running the Race Before Me

On January 2, 2020 I made a decision that has changed my life. It actually all started on November 9 when my sister told me about a podcast she had been listening to that she thought I would like. The podcast is “Losing 100 lbs. with Phit-n-Phat”.

Before my sister told me about this podcast, I had never before listened to a podcast. Since that day, I have become a huge follower of Corinne Crabtree, who is the host of “Losing 100 lbs. with Phit-N-Phat”. Corinne is a tell-it-like-it-is kind of person. She cuts through the junk people believe regarding their ability, or inability, to lose weight.

The decision I made on January 2 was to join the PNP Tribe, which is a private group that shows you had to lose weight by getting your head on straight about why you eat when you are not hungry. Over the past month and a half, I have learned so much and have gotten to where I don’t feel the need to eat my feelings anymore and I don’t eat near as much food as I used to.

One of the podcasts that I listened to focused on those interested in taking up running. Corinne talked about another podcaster, Jill Angie, whose podcast is entitled “Not Your Average Runner”. She talks about being a runner who is overweight and how to begin running. She focuses on interval running as the best way to run, especially when you first start running.

At the beginning of the year, I started walking four days a week for my physical and mental health. Exercise has always helped give me a clearer mind. A couple of weeks ago I started running for about 20 minutes at a time. While watching a movie, I just kept running and in 37 minutes I ran 3.1 miles. Holy crap! I couldn’t believe that I had run a 5k without even thinking about it. Now my goal is to run 3-4 days a week and do strength training the other two days.

It would be easy for me to say that I have done all of this on my own. However, I know better than that. I know that God brought me to Corinne’s podcast and then Jill’s podcast in His time. He also gave me a way to pay for the PNP Tribe membership when I couldn’t see a way to do it. I know it is God who has given me the strength and ability to run like I do and He will continue to give me strength to do all things in my life.

My next goal is to run a 5k. After that, who knows, maybe I will run a 10k. I will leave my goals up to God and let Him guide me where I need to go.