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I did it- I completed week 5 and I can still move.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

I am doing a C25K program. I tried to do this once before but threw in the running shoe after completing week 5. You do intervals for weeks and then BOOM- 5 minute warm up walk and 20 minute run. I was actually able to complete this week previously but was so sore and the knees hurt SOOOO bad that I stopped there. Not now. No way. I have been dreading this workout but have done things differently this time around. I have been doing the workouts as planned for the session that I should be doing then dropping back to a prior session for a cool down. This allows me to do a week 5 session and then cool down to a week 2, 3 or 4 session. When it gets "easy" to do a prior week I can tell that I have made progress.
Today I went out on the greenway and did my 5 minute warm up as instructed and when that 'tone" went off I started running. I wanted to give in so many times so I started working in my mind.
I saw the blog that I had read earlier on SP about running and marathon. I read about hard work and determination.
I thought about how I have no phone to answer, no text to send, nothing else in the world at that moment but to RUN!
I thought about all the hard work it took me to get here and that I do not stop a session- I have done each one up to this point- I know that I can do this.
I thought about people that are not able to run and would love to trade places with me.
I thought about the weight that I have lost and how much running has helped me get where I am now.
I thought about the thanks that I owe the SP Community for all of the information, support, and inspiration that they have given me.
I quit thinking and just ran!
I know that I can do this. I will run my 5k on Thanksgiving Day. I will be thankful for all that I have found here and within myself.
Thank you to all of you!
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    YES!!! You seriously Rock!!!

    Nothing can stop you now! You've broken that mental and physical barrier. Great work!
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    emoticon You are my kinda girl!!!!! YOU are inspiring US!
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