Set goals, and then kick them in the face! Work hard and the results will follow!! My goal at the 5k back in May was to come in under 23min. I had no idea I’d actually win the race. It wasn’t a super competitive event, so I knew that if I pushed hard and gave it my all, maybe I’d place… But 1st place? This totally blew me away. I took off at the start and held on to that position for the entire time. As I approached the finish line, I see my husband and kids on the side cheering me on … Of course I pause for some high fives … They deserve recognition too! The announcer was shocked that I would make time for that … But for me, that was my favourite part! Before I had the girls, I was a pretty decent runner … I even ran right through my pregnancy until about the 6 month mark where my belly was just too big! Once the girls were born, I thought I could just jump pack into running. And I did … Only I was suddenly much much slower! Then last summer I started doing the Beachbody workouts, my body started changing, my muscles started to show again and I could feel myself getting stronger … And my runs … Well … They got faster and easier! Also, my knees hurt less! Having strong supporting muscles isn’t just about the looks … It’s also about injury prevention! Best decision I ever made … Who would have thought it would lead me to win my first race! Ohhhhh what a feeling!!!!