Friday, June 27, 2014
I love to sprint, LOVE to sprint--going all out for 20-30 seconds is wonderful for fat loss and endurance. But going longer than 30 seconds just was NOT going to happen--dropping back down to a walk or stopping on the side of the treadmill during Tabata sprints was doing me just fine, thank you very much. But run..run? Noooooooooo way.
Now we recently had a marathon in our fair city, and last year I'd vowed to run it, but in taking care of my Dad before he passed that dream had not been visualized (and I regret not a moment of taking care of him, that was far more important). So again I'd made the vow to run the next marathon..but still was only sprinting or walking back and forth from work.
Well I joined the YMCA yesterday and my kids are going too--but today along with my beloved interval sprints(and legs, back, chest, biceps and triceps) I decided to run a mile (6 mph is running for me, sprints are 8-9 mph)without stopping-and I did it. I did it!!! I kept playing the Rocky theme on my music player to inspire me but I did it--and it felt great! I liked it so much that while I was there at the Y in the morning with my daughter, I went back in the evening with my son--and did some more!!
Am I tired? Yes --but I feel blessed that I was able to do it and put words into action finally-I DID IT!!!!!!!!