Challenging "M.A.I." Self: The Road to Completing Four 5k's in 2019



Greetings and Good Morning!☀️

I hope all is well, and Happy Monday to you!

This week is off to a great start, and I wanted to discuss my decision to complete not one, not two, but four 5K events in 2019. I was asked by my husband's cousins to participate. This is going to be a challenge for me, but I'm ready. Through this endeavor, I hope to give you a little motivation for achieving your goals. I also hope that "M.A.I." journey serves as a reminder to you that challenging yourself, is an opportunity for you to become a better individual too. So let's dive into this week's message!

PURPLE RAIN RUN - April 2018

In the past, I may have been super nervous about signing up for something like this. However, not this time. I think that I'm starting to have a different outlook on things that challenge me to become a better me. I completed my first 5K in April 2018, and it was so much fun! It was the perfect opportunity for me, and put myself out there to accomplish something that I'd always wanted to do. For my first 5K, participated in the Purple Rain Run. Of course, I was delighted to do this event because, PRINCE, is my favorite musician of all time! Plus, I had a blast!

PRINCE vs. MICHAEL 5K

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Hains Point • 1100 Ohio Drive Washington, DC 20001


In 2019, the race will be called,"PRINCE vs, MICHAEL" Run, of course, I will be signing up again, and I will keep you posted on my progress for training." This will be the first race that I will participate in during 2019. By the way, when I sign up for this race, I will need your support. As a participant, I'll be responsible for raising $20 for charity. This year the DC Running Club, "will be supporting the 501c-3 non profit Renewed Hope Life Center." So, I ask you graciously in advance, to find it in your heart to give to this wonderful organization. I definitely will be signing up, and I will keep you all posted!

Road To Becoming My Best Version of Myself

This time around, it's going to be serious. Although, I just jumped in and completed the Purple Rain Run 5K the last time. This, time I hope to be much more prepared. Before I agreed to do this, I'd actually been working out regularly with one of my best friends. The challenge is that we live in different states, she's in Florida and I'm in Maryland, but we make it work. She's my accountability partner. I've never been more dedicated to a workout regimen like this, and at the time of writing this blog post, we've completed nearly nine and a half weeks of our "LGI", "Let's Get It" fitness program. It is through this consistent focus on my health and wellness, that I believe that I will successfully complete three remaining 5K's listed below in 2019. I'm so excited about these events, and therefore I want to share the information on these awesome runs!

Please note: All of the information below is from www.active.com.

Bubble Run - Maryland - FREE

Saturday, June 1, 2019


Rosecroft Raceway • 6336 Rosecroft Dr Fort Washington, MD 20744

"If you’ve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the BUBBLE RUN™ is like running through Willy Wonkas’ factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe!" - www.active.com


Blacklight Run - Maryland - FREE

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Rosecroft Raceway • 6336 Rosecroft Dr Fort Washington, MD 20744

"The Blacklight Run™ is none other than the brightest, most fun 5K out there. At the Blacklight Run™ we aren’t focused on how fast or how far you can run, what type of exercise you enjoy, or if you’re an avid runner. We don’t care if you’ve never run a day in your life! Instead, we welcome any and all participants looking for a glowing good time. Whether you sprint it, run it, or walk it, it doesn’t matter to us! We simply want you to enjoy it. These three miles will be the best three miles you’ve ever spent with your friends and family—we promise." - www.active.com


Foam Glow - Maryland - FREE

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Rosecroft Raceway • 6336 Rosecroft Dr Fort Washington, MD 20744

"Foam Glow 5K™ is a fun filled experience exposing runners to Glowing Foam and a ton of Blacklight’s all over the course. Glowing runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds. Whether you are a long term runner or a walk around the park stroller, the 3 miles of the Foam Glow 5K™ course will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run." - www.active.com

Today, I want to encourage you to set a goal for 2019, or something short-term and within the next month, and go after it. Make your goals apart of your daily grind, and "go hard in the paint" to reach them. The key to achieving your goals is setting small incremental goals that you will achieve. They are called, "SMART" goals, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Setting your goals in this way, will ultimately keep you motivated and inspired to keep going. I believe that you can do it! "Let's get it, Let's go!"

Peace and Happy #MondayMotivation!

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