Friday, December 22, 2017

2017 Inspiring People of the Year Nikkis Campbell

Strong, Sassy and Beautiful!

Where do I start.....

I'm Nikkis L Campbell, mother of 3 adult kids, recent empty nester, seasoned runner, and new triathlete.  

I started running when the first child left for college and I started to notice that I had a lot of free time.  I was also battling depression heavily and wanted to find a way other than counseling to help me beat it so that it will no longer control my life.  

Like most runners I started with the smaller races (5ks, 10ks, 13.1) but after running my first marathon I knew that I was a distance runner.  I am fulfilled by Endurance and not speed.  I have 2 goals left to accomplish and that is to run a 100 mile race and complete a 140.6 IRONMAN.  Through running I am no longer depressed.  I feel happier than I have ever felt in my entire life.  Running has made me a better person inside and out.

Sometimes it's hard to motivate YOURSELF at 4am to meet YOURSELF in the dark, so that you can run by YOURSELF for 13 miles😩. There is real strength in being alone and I'm strong enough👊🏽.

Thank you and may God continue to Bless you and your journey! 

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Nikkis!!! I tell you all the time that you are an inspiration. All the best on your journey!