Saturday, August 17, 2013
It has been one thing after another this past week and I am feeling the stress. Not only that but things happened that interfered with my runs. So much for trying to do at least 15 miles a week.
To relieve my stress, I got up early this morning, had my coffee and did not tell anyone and went for a run. 8.72 miles and it felt great.
I decided to start the Bridge to 10k Program, using the podcasts, and ended up doing W1D1 twice. It felt so good to be outside running and having no one bother me. Yeah, right, my daughter calls me, but I ignore the ring. Then my husband calls, I was on the cool down of the podcast so I took the call mainly because I did not tell anyone I went running and thought some one should know where I was at.
But anyway, back to the run...the workout was warmup 5 min, 10 minute run/1 minute walk x 4, 5 minute cool down. One of the songs has the words: "It's amazing what we have done..." and it made me think of how far I have come in my fitness routine. This month is my 4 year anniversary of being serious about running.
I half-heartily attempted to run a couple years before that and could not run 1/10 of a mile. This morning on most of those 10 minute intervals I actually felt like a runner. Me? A runner?! Yeah, I am a runner! I love that feeling! And I kept thinking "It is amazing at what I have done."
How about you? What amazing thing have you accomplished?