Last year while scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed I came across a video advertisement for a race that was happening in my area. I usually don’t click on those ads but it looked interesting so I clicked it and it immediately captured my attention. This ad was for the Color Vibe 5K run. I didn’t even finish watching to its entirety when I was already tagging my cousin Noemi to see if she would want to do it with me. And well, since she is a fitness lover and has had a few 5K runs under her belt her answer was immediately an enthusiastic: “yes! Let’s do it!” and at that exact moment I bought the ticket to my first 5K run.
Of course, after purchasing the tickets it didn’t take long for doubt to come into my head as it usually does for many of us when we are about to do something new and different. Thoughts like: why are you doing this, is not like you’re physically running it? And: you don’t even know if it’s accessible. Is not like you saw anyone in a wheelchair doing it in the ad. For a second that’s all that was replaying in my head, even to the point I was considering canceling the tickets altogether.
Thankfully, a voice inside of me overshadowed all those thoughts and reminded me the initial desire and can-do attitude that I had the moment I first saw the video. That very special voice was seriously not having any of that negative mumbo-jumbo and it wasn’t going to allow those thoughts that were starting to become a barrier for me rob me from this event. So as soon as truth was returned to me, peace and excitement came back into my heart and I was glad I got the tickets and couldn’t wait for the day to arrive.
When the day had finally arrived, which was little over a week ago, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I woke up super early to get ready. My mom woke up early as well since she’s the one that helps me get dressed and all that fun stuff. Not long after that my cousin arrived all decked out and with a the go Pro strapped to her chest and ready for the race. When I first saw her my first thought was: yeah, I am definitely going with the right person for sure. LOL.
We captured some of the event on video so I created a short vlog for you guys to watch ( video is at the bottom of this post.)We tried to captured as much as we could but the battery on the go Pro died early on us so we were only able to capture a few things here and there. We did though capture enough to give you an idea of how much fun we had. And boy did we have fun!
If you ever want to do this race I highly recommend that you do it. And if by any chance you get one of those pesky negative thoughts like I did, listen to the voice inside of you that says you can do it instead. Sometimes it’s easy to listen and to give in to the negative thought; I don’t know why we sometimes do that to ourselves but we do. Nevertheless, when that happens just amplify the positive voice within you until you completely drown out any negative thought that only wants to rob you from living your life to the fullest. Sometimes they are not even thoughts in your head but people that tell you the opposite of what you believe you can do. I say, drown them out too!
Anyways, I hope you guys like the video! This was also a farewell to my wheelchair that I’ve had for 10 years. I recently received a brand-new chair that is specifically made for me so it’s time to retire little old Twinkle (yes, I name my wheelchairs).
We’ve had a great run and many adventures together so this event was a little extra special because of that.
Now on to the next adventure with my new ride 🙂
Till next time!
I love you all and God bless!