Achieve ~ Couch to 5k GRADUATION

a·chieve  [uh-cheev] verb, a·chieved,a·chiev·ing.

1. to bring to a successful end; carry through; accomplish.

2. to get or attain by effort; gain; obtain: to achieve victory.

3. to bring about an intended result; accomplish some purposeor effect.

So many things going through my head right now.

I did it!!!! I achieved my goal! Couch to 5k GRADUATION!

And boy did I do it in style!!!

So I forgot to mention I did legs last night at the gym also… and boy did I feel it on laps 7 & 8 and didn`t think I was going to even be able to do more than 2 miles. But I thought come on… this is the last day… go out strong. So I kept going and hit 3 miles and thought oh come on one more……. and 4 laps later I graduated Couch to 5k with a 4 mile run!!!!

You know one of things I am present to tonight, is something I have done for years…. probably about 10 years now. I started using “ACHIEVER” as my email names, and sign in names for anything that needed a name. I really never felt like an achiever but I heard that if you say it long enough one day you will start to believe it and it will happen. It happened tonight! I ACHIEVED PRIVATE VICTORY!!!!

I am very present to how my life is changing and I am growing into the person that God has intended for me to be. In the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey talks about how most people will never achieve PUBLIC VICTORY until they achieve PRIVATE VICTORY! When you do the things you are supposed to do when nobody is watching and prove to yourself you can do it consistently then you will start to have the confidence to achieve the same success in public settings.

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Thanks to all of you who have supported me and encouraged me throughout this journey. It isn`t over yet! There are many more miles and races to run! I hope you will loeave me your comments on this journey, maybe what it has meant to, or whether you have been inspired to start your own journey to fitness! I would love to hear from you!

Live Full Out with Passion & Purpose!


  • Way to go Susan. You are an inspiration to so many. Keep up the good work. Now you have to find a local race to compete in. Go ahead! You can do it!

    • I have one planned in November unless one comes up sooner!

  • mcinpat

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment! We really have enjoyed seeing your progress. It has been contagious. My wife is on the couch to 5-k program now.
    Do the run in Littlerock! YOu can do it! Awesome job! 4miles!

    • That is so awesome Patrick! I can`t wait to cheer her on!

  • debbiestevens

    Susan,

    Congrats on a job well done! I am so proud of you and you know how much it has inspired me to try it as well. I just finished week 2 and am going strong. Thanks for sharing your journey.

    • I can`t wait til we can run a 5k together!