Mary Hill is the type of person who can make something happen. When given a choice of life or death, you’d better believe she’s going to make life happen.
One year ago, Angela Flanagan was at her lowest. Her self esteem was as absent as her energy, she felt horrible, and was extremely overweight. As she looked down at her new baby she wondered how she would ever be able to keep up and be the mother she wanted to be.
So many things in life are simply put — hard. Not much comes easy. Intuitively, we know this to be true, yet we often see people reaching for a way to debunk this almost natural law of the universe. And why should we expect anything to come easy anyway? Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own explained “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” Can’t argue with you on that one Tom, well said.
“For as long as I can remember weight has been an issue for me. Starting in high school, I always strived to be skinnier and would follow extreme diets to achieve my goals. It always failed.”
When our friend Andy Clarke posts in our Facebook groups, we know that it will inspire everyone to get involved. Last week he posted the following:
"Why did you do it Wednesday" - Why did you start your fitness journey? Why do you love to run/wog or walk? Why do you want to go farther? Why do you want to go faster? Tell me WHY!!
For me it was only about the fitness benefits and then I met all of you. I have enjoyed this group so much and enjoy trying to help others as best as I can. It is also great for killing time when your kids are grown and out of the house!!
Here are just a few of the awesome comments we received from our crazy inspirational Run The Year 2017 members:
Leave us YOUR "Why" in the comments below!