Time flies when you're having fun!
I can't believe it has already been TWO YEARS since I started running. I remember my first run like it was yesterday. I don't even know if to call it a run because most of it was run/walk, it was the best I could do at the time.
I never once in my life thought that running could change and impact my life as much as it has. I used to "hate" running. The thought of running alone made me exhausted. I'm so thankful and proud of that insecure, overweight Diana that decided to run for the first time on August 1st, 2015 and continued to push hard each and everyday after that until running became a part of her life. I still remember sharing my very first comparison picture on my instagram. It was literally the hardest thing to do. To expose and open myself like that on such a sensitive subject, allowing and welcoming positive AND negative comments. I cried as soon as I posted it. I was scared of what others would think or say. I didn't realize that instead of being so insecure and worried about what others thought, that I should be proud of myself for what I had accomplished all on my own.
Running has taught me so much about myself like how I am strong enough to complete a full marathon, dedicated enough to continue running and shed some unwanted weight and that sharing my journey has helped inspire many others to start their own journey.
2 years ago, I couldn't even run a full mile without stopping. Fast forward 2 years later, I am now an official adidas Running Ambassador!! WHAT??!?!?! How does that even happen? Someone pinch me! Am I dreaming???? So thankful for my adidas fam for all the support they've given me and for also believing in me and my journey! I'm so excited and looking forward for what's to come as part of the adidas family.
Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported me since day one. My journey is just proof that anything is possible when you REALLY want it and dedicate yourself to it. It's never too late to make a difference in your life, it all depends on how bad you want it. If I can do it, anyone can do it!
Cheers to many more miles!
xo, DIANA KAREN