Guess what?! I’m still alive! It’s true, I just checked my pulse to make sure 😉
Still, this may not be true for long, because other than keeping myself busy with photography, craft tutorials, and the shop, I’ve been training to run a 5k. Yup, that’s right… I have to TRAIN just to get my butt out of bed/off the couch/away from the bag of potato chips and run 3.2 miles. You see, in general, I love it when I’m in a place where I’m exercising on a regular basis… but I don’t necessarily enjoy exercising on a regular basis 😉
I never really understood why this was (I mean most people find it difficult to make time to exercise… But I felt like there was something deeper going on here), until I got real with myself at the end of last year. I started thinking about it and I realized that I have almost absolutely NO faith in my body. I’m often worried about getting sick, my bend towards high cholesterol is on my mind more than I’d like to admit (especially when I’m eating something delicious like a grilled cheese sandwich…), and when I think about doing something like running a 5k, I usually imagine myself having an asthma attack and keeling over.
Once I realized that this was the real root of my issues with exercise, I deemed it ridiculous, and decided to make a real effort to push myself and work hard at getting fit. I may have a hard time having faith in my body, but I do have faith in the God who made it, asthmatic though it may be. So, I’m going to try my hardest to do my best with what He has given me.
The 5k is less than a week away. Here’s hoping I make it across the finish line with a pulse.
-The Still Alive Kelley
- Boots: Ross (Click HERE and search for “Y-NOT Drew”)
- Socks: Target (Exact)
- Jeans: Old Navy (Similar)
- Top: Thrifted (Similar)
- Sweater: Forever21 (Similar)
- Necklace: Forever21 (Similar)