Thursday, May 06, 2010
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”
Today was my second day of the C5K program. It went better than the first. I made it all the way around the lake (not sure how big it is, I'll have to go look that up) in less than the time I needed; so, I ended up walking past my car to walk back to get the time I needed. As for the cramps, they didn't start until my last cycle this time. I would say, overall, I'm already improving.
Even though I'm improving, I think I may do week 1 for one more week. I want to make sure my body is going to be able to handle it. The cramps really hurt. The odd part of the whole running thing is...my abs hurt way more than my legs do. I knew I would have aches and pains, I just assumed they would be more focused in my thighs. I guess not.
I'm having fun with this. I never imagined myself as a runner. In high school I played softball so I did a lot of sprinting, but never running. I wasn't very fast either, I was pretty close to being the slowest on the team. I had pr's if needed. I am so excited, I might actually be able to run!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
I finally started the couch to 5k program. I think I am going to love running. After wheezing through the first two cycles I was feeling great. Then, I got this huge cramp up the right side of my body. I only waited about 45mins after I ate supper. I think Thursday I'll wait longer, or run at a different time. Since I was cramping so bad, the last two cycles I only ran half the stated time. However, I finished and am proud of myself. I even had some of the aches and pains I had (which I know are from stress) go away. Yay! for running. I'm definitely going to keep this up.
I started running because I was walking at 4mph. I decided if I wanted to move faster, I would have to run. I can do this!!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
"Moral courage and character go hand in hand... a man of real character is consistently courageous, being imbued with a basic integrity and a firm sense of principle."
"Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
I love the feeling of being able to spread the Spark! I have started mine and my fire is burning, now it is time to pass on the spark to get the fire of others burning. It will take a lot of courage, which I am building every day, and a sense of personal values and beliefs that I know how to stand up for. It is a wonderful thing when you see others excited about something because you helped them to see how exciting it is.
I can spread that spark through my friends, family, co-workers and people I meet on a daily basis. I am ready and excited to do my part.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
"Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle."
I am well into my lifestyle change. Things are going smoothly and I am very happy with what I see ahead. I know there will be many obstacles to overcome, but by taking them one day at a time I will persevere. I am more motivated than ever to follow my dreams and be the me I know I can be. I am seeing so much progress that is it unbelievable: my energy levels are up, I am doing more of what I want to in life, I have gotten back to my optimistic self, I am losing inches and I am losing weight. I will pat myself on the back every day and continue on with all the changes I am seeing.
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