One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weekend Quote: I Run Because…

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This is a special challenge-inspired weekend quote. I hopped on Facebook really quick this morning and saw this:


Oh how I love a good daily challenge! And since I pretty much retired #YogaADay and #DailyYogurt for myself, I think it’s a good time to move on to #RWRunStreak.

According to Runner’s World, the idea is to run at least one mile per day, every day, starting on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) and ending on Independence Day (Thursday, July 4). That’s 39 consecutive days of running!

This is going to be tough for me with the conference quickly approaching, but it’s exactly the type of thing I NEED. By forcing me to take at least 10 minutes (I run a 10-minute mile on average) a day for myself it will let me clear my head and relieve some stress.

In honor of this challenge I sought a running-related quote and this one couldn’t be more perfect.

“I run because it’s so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.”
— Arthur Blank

I couldn’t agree more. Running has really changed me and my perception of what I’m capable of. I still remember the feeling of running for the first time on the treadmill, and if I think about crossing the finish line of my first-ever 5k, I’m not going to lie, my eyes start to well with tears.

It really is that emotional for me. I told myself over and over again it wasn’t possible, but I was really capable of so much more — SO MUCH MORE.

I just needed a little confidence to try.

So …

Who’s willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone? If you are not currently a runner, commit to a walk and try just a little trot, maybe a jog, every day. You may surprise yourself!

I’ll be posting a photo on Instagram and Twitter using #RWRunStreak. Tag me (@RoniNoone) if you want to join in. I’d love to follow your progress too!

Oh! and if you have questions about the challenge, Runners World has a great FAQ.

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There are 8 comments so far.


    May 24, 2013

    This is just what I needed. I haven’t worked out in weeks and I NEED something to motivate me and to get me moving again!

    Tara O

    May 24, 2013

    I will do a walking version :)


    May 24, 2013

    I commit to walking one mile per day. with pushing myself to increase my speed every week!! I will time myself Monday and every Monday until the 4th!

    Karen P

    May 24, 2013

    I can commit to walking at least 3 miles day (I choose to for continued weight maintenance). So important for body, mind, soul- and keeping the pounds off.


    May 24, 2013

    Roni…I wish I could hug you tight right now. Thank you so much for this challenge. i have been needing something to get me excited again. :) I’m in!


    May 25, 2013

    I’m in. I have worked my way up to three miles in about 30 minutes, but I’m not very consistent. This will be a fun way to make running/jogging more of a daily habit. Thanks for the challenge Roni!

    Mindy Handler

    May 25, 2013

    Roni – I did the RW streak in the winter (thanksgiving until New Years ). And it was amazing. It really helped me to bump my running up a notch and it was really motivational. I suggest joining on RW’s forum for support.

    Good luck, thanks for letting me know…I feel like I’m in a bit of a funk since my first half in April and the Broad Street run a couple of weeks ago. This will really help me out!

    Hope to see you there!
    Mindy :)


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