A little over 2 years ago, I was feeling really shitty about my life.
I had just quit my teaching job. The one I spent $$$ for. Student loans for undergrad. Student loans for grad school. $$$ on doctor bills because of all the stress, anxiety, and panic attacks I was having.
I found myself working at another job I wasn't exactly in love with. I made 80 calls a day trying to help people to do some technology troubleshooting stuff I didn't actually understand.
My 31st birthday was around the corner, and it turns out, life was really not all that much better than my 30th birthday.
I was a quitter... once again. I had been quitting just about everything I attempted.
I needed something different in life. I needed to use that PAIN of feeling stuck and feeling like a failure and quitter to help drive me to change. So I decided to shed that label and do something hella crazy, and hella committed
I decided to run 31 days straight for my 31st birthday.
It was hard... but also it wasn't hard. I had decided, committed, and made no negotiations with myself. I was going to do it no matter what. That's what happens when you decide. You cut away the other choices and do the work.
I did it.
I ran 31 days in a row. Through the cold. On days I worked 11 hours. On days it was -17 outside.
I did it.
And on day 32, on New Year's Eve, I woke up and decided to keep going.
On New Year's Day, hungover from the party, I woke up, and went running.
And I just kept going.
I ran 100 miles. 1 mile a day. 100 days in a row.
It was some hard shit. A lot of people told me not to do it.
There were days I told myself to not do it.
But I did it.
And my life will never be the same because of those 100 days.
On the 100th day, 100+ people, some babies, and some pups joined me for a run.
Disciplining myself to run 100 days in a row has changed my life.
Since then, I have created a new life for myself.
I've lost and KEPT OFF 25lbs.
I've stopped binge eating, emotional eating, and stress eating.
I've completed 3 full marathons.
I've helped hundreds of people lace up their shoes and get started on their own weight loss and running journeys.
Dear friends, the third anniversary of #runwithjaclyn is coming up.
Running can change your life too.
Discipline can change you life.
Deciding can change your life.
But it starts with 1 day. 1 mile. 1 step.
Get out there on March 8th with me and run/walk 1 mile.
Inside. Outside. Treadmill. Track. Mall. Whatever you can do.
Post a selfie on your FB or IG and tag @jaclynricchio and use #runwithjaclyn.
(Are we FB friends? We better be!)
Wanna enter to win a $50 Nike Gift card?
Do the above steps and then add yourself to www.facebook.com/groups/runningtoloseweight/