I haven't always been running, however growing up I was an athlete I played basketball, football, and volleyball. I never thought I would become a “Runner”. I didn't start running until I had my heart broken back in 2012. It seems that after dealing with pain, that’s the only time we are ready to make a change. During those days and months, I remember doing it because I wanted revenge, I wanted to prove her wrong. As time passed, I started to make positive gains and I slowly realized that this time I was going to do this for me and know one else. So I said forget her, and I moved on. Focused on myself instead.
Since 2012, I been slowly working on making small gain conquering different race distances every year. I started with the 5K the first year, then I moved up to a 7K, then by the 3rd year I was finally conquering a 10K which is 6 miles. Who in the word would have imagine a big boy from Honduras being able to run 6 Miles without stopping. Not me. By this time I have proven that anything was possible as long as I trained, stay focused, determined, and respect what I was doing. I was hungry and I wanted more.
So I set my goal even hire. I read a quote that resonate with me, and it goes like this. “Set a goal so BIG that you can't achieve it until YOU grow into the person who can.” and So I began Chasing my 1st Half Marathon (13.1). My 1st half marathon took over 5 hours to complete, Im happy to say it was well worth the pain I endured during. Now I can say with a big happy smile I conquered RED ROCK with Triple Dare. After completing this I realize that my goal wasn’t to win, it was to survive and grow as a person, a lot more was at stake than simply checking off a box on my resolution list. Running a half marathon was helping me take steps forward in my personal life. In life, you can’t always wait until you’re ready, you just have to go and be prepared for whatever life throws at you. Since them I have completed a total of 4 Half marathons, and even PR @ Rock N Roll Half Marathon by 15 minutes. I will not stop reaching for improvement when I know all I have to do is keep trying, So please join me on my journey as I chase 26.2.
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