I had justified my physical laziness with my academic success, but after gaining 10kg at uni, I realised that I had to start exercising. I decided to run a half marathon. This was major and/or stupid, because I had never run more than 10min in my entire life up to that point! The training was awful, but I persevered. Five months later, I completed the Knysna Forest Half-Marathon in 2h40. This redefined me - I am athletic, I am strong and I am capable of so much more than I think I am. The real success came a few months later - the memory still stands out: me at the centre of a group of classmates - standing tall and strong, bubbling over with laughter and FEELING FREE AND WORTHY.