Last month, after running 1 mile straight and thus meeting a big goal of mine, I wrote about how I had been scared to get my heart rate up. About how I couldn’t count the times these past few months that I had been working out and immediately scaled back as I felt my heart rate go up. One part of it was that after everything happened with Kirk, I just don’t trust my body to tell me what I am or am not capable of. And the other part was that my grief has manifested itself in actual physical heart ache. Being aware of this, I decided to work slow and steady to gain confidence as I improve my fitness level, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. On days that are tough for me, just putting my head down and getting in a good workout has been something I genuinely look forward to. And now, I’ve been running 2 miles straight and counting. I’ve decided I’ll be running in a 5K in a couple of weeks and am very excited to share this with you all. I’ve made the following challenge for myself to incorporate in my training while keeping it interesting.