Sole Sisters scholarship recipient shares journey to Gazelle Girl

Sole Sisters scholarship recipient shares journey to Gazelle Girl


NOW LET’S GO TO JORDAN WHO IS STANDING BY WITH ANOTHER GAZELLE GIRL STORY. JORDAN: I’M HERE WITH HEATHER WHO IS A SOUL SISTER SCHOLARSHIP SIT IN. — RECIPIENT. THANKS FOR JOINING US. LET’S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY. IT IS AN AWESOME 1, 1 THAT WILL EMPOWER A LOT OF WOMEN OUT THERE. YOU STARTED A COUPLE YEARS AGO WHEN YOU WERE GOING THROUGH A TOUGH TIME. YOU ARE IN TRANSITION. FOR SURE. I DECIDED I COULD MOPE AROUND ON THE COUCH OR DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE MY LIFE AND START ENJOYING LIFE AGAIN. THAT IS WHEN I DECIDED TO DO. JORDAN: AND YOU DID THAT THROUGH GETTING UP, PUTTING ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER AND START RUNNING. IT WAS NOT EASY AT THE BEGINNING. YOU SAID YOU STARTED RUNNING FROM MAILBOX TO MAILBOX, AND THAT WAS ABOUT HOW FAR YOU CAN GO. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO KEEL OVER. THEN I WOULD SET MY SITES A LITTLE FURTHER. YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT TO THAT STOP SIGN, OR THE CORNER. PRETTY SOON I WAS AT A MILE , AND IT WENT FROM THERE. JORD: YOU HAVE COME A LONG WAY BECAUSE YOU ARE GETTING READY FOR THE GAZELLE GIRL RUN THIS SUNDAY AND YOU ARE DOING THE 10K. FIRST ONE EVER. I HAVE TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU. THERE ARE A LOT OF WOMEN OUT THERE WHO ARE THINKING I COULD NEVER DO THAT. BUT YOU HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT. YOU ARE ONE OF THE RECIPIENTS FOR THE SOUL SISTER SCHOLARSHIP. TELL ME WHY YOU DECIDED TO TRY IT OUT AND HOW THAT EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN. IT IS A GREAT GROUP OF WOMEN, I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT THEY GIVE YOU. I KNEW THERE WOULD BE ACCOUNTABILITY, WHICH TO GET MY BUTT OUT OF BED AND MOVING, I NEEDED THAT IN CAP — ACCOUNTABILITY AND ENCOURAGEMENT. JORDAN: YOU SAID TO ME EARLIER YOU OFTEN SAW WOMEN RUNNING ON THE STREET AND THOUGHT, I WISH I COULD DO THAT. THERE WAS NO WAY I CAN DO THAT. THIS HAS TO BE AN EMPOWERING MOMENT. IT IS EXCITING. I PROBABLY WILL NOT RUN THE WHOLE THING BUT I’M OK WITH THAT. I WILL RUN A GOOD PORTION OF IT. IT IS A LOT FURTHER THAN I COULD HAVE BEFORE. JORDAN: AND A LOT OF IT IS BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT THAT YOU HAD FROM THE WOMEN IN FULL SISTER. THIS IS JUST SOME OF THE GROUP. IT LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF FUN. SO MUCH FUN. THEY GET TOGETHER, ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER, WE LAUGH, DRINK CHOCOLATE MILK AFTER. YOUR LITTLE CELEBRATION AFTER THE WORKOUT. JORDAN: HERE WE HAVE A PHOTO OF YOU AND RHONDA, WHO HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION FOR YOU, AND VICE VERSA HERE AND SHE WAS ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK. TELL ME ABOUT YOU AND RHONDA AND THE WAY YOU HAVE TRAINED TOGETHER. IT IS FUN BECAUSE WE ARE BOTH RECIPIENTS. WHILE SHE IS A LITTLE FASTER THAN ME, SHE ALWAYS TURNS AROUND TO GIVE ME A HIGH FIVE OR A THUMBS UP FOR ENCOURAGEMENT. WE WRITE NOTES BACK AND FORTH ON FACEBOOK. IT HAS BEEN GOOD. JORDAN: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO OTHER WOMEN OUT THERE SITTING AT HOME WATCHING ON THE COUCH. THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT THIS GAZELLE GIRL RUN, I WOULD LOVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, BUT THERE IS NO WAY. FIRST OF ALL, IF YOU DECIDE YOU WANT TO DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT. IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW FAST OR WHAT TIME YOU COME IN. IT IS ABOUT THE JOURNEY. I DIDN’T THINK I COULD DO IT AT ALL BUT SUNDAY I WILL BE OUT THERE. I’M EXCITED. I AM READY. JORDAN: IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW FAST YOU CAN RUN, IT IS ABT FINISHING. IT IS ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN, GOING OUT THERE AND ENCOURAGING OTHER WOMEN THAT ARE THERE. WE ARE ALL VULNERABLE, PUTTING OURSELVES OUT THERE. FOR ME, IT IS JUST FINISHING, NOT FINISHING ON THE NEGATIVES ON MY HEAD — IN MY HEAD, JUST THE POWERFUL AND POSITIVE THINGS HAPPENING. JORDAN: SUCH A POSITIVE AND EMPOWERING RUN. WE ARE OUR OWN WORST CRITICS. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT TODAY. YOU HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS AT HOME AND THEY ARE WATCHING MOMMY DO THIS, TRAIN. WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO SEND AS A MESSAGE TO THEM? IT’S IMPORTANT TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY. IT IS IMPORTANT TO GIVE YOURSELF THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT THAT YOU CAN DO THINGS. ONE IS A BALLERINA, THE OTHER IS A CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNER. I ALWAYS SAY, NEVER THINK YOU CAN’T, BECAUSE YOU CAN. JORDAN: AWESOME MESSAGE, WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU, WE WILL B6 C13 CHEERING YOU ON. IF YOU SEE HEATHER, MAKE SURE YOU SCREAM FOR HER AND LET YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE ALL BEHIND HER. THANKS SO MUCH.

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