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Running?


Saturday, June 19, 2010

So, I keep falling off and coming back and each time I tell myself that it will be different this time. I have all (at least A LOT) of knowledge about what I can do right. I have made many mistakes and learned from them, at least for a little while until I give up and make them without much remorse. So what is making THIS time different?

Well, I'll tell you. A "Hotter in Your Hot Pants" challenge came my (and other derby girls') way at the right time. I had already started exercising more and tracking what I was eating because tryouts for the teams was coming up and I knew I needed to get into shape to make the dreaded 50 laps in 10 minutes. I'm doing my half-assed effort at exercising four days a week: that's two days of practice and two days at the gym. Well, along comes the challenge and I am determined to win it. Not only am I going to win it, but I am using this as my spring board to continue the journey to it's end or a healthy life style transformation. I have not tracked my eating for so many days in a row. I am also on the 14th day in a row of exercise!

That's just the beginning. A week ago I decided to try the couch to 5k program. I am not a runner. I never played sports that required much running and now I'm a skater, but I knew I needed something else to help my cardio along. First two times on the treadmill I was SHOCKED that I could run a minute without stopping. I kept up the intervals for 20 minutes and felt good. Yesterday, something happened. I am not sure where it came from, but, it was there. The determination. I was determined to run for as long as I could. I thought I would last 2 minutes, and collapsing from lack of oxygen. So I ran. Two minutes went by and I still ran. I watched the time and distance creep up. Before I knew it I was at a half a mile. I've never done that before, let's see if I can keep this up for one more minute. I kept telling myself "one more minute" until I reached a mile and then continued to run for 15 minutes straight. I had never been more unsure of what to do in my life. I wanted to laugh, cry, dance, sing and scream all at the same time. I though if I were to ever run a mile in my life, it wouldn't have happened so soon to me. I have trouble believing I did it, but if anything I'm more determined to go back and do it again!

My name is Kellie and on June 18, 2010 I ran my first mile at 31 years old!
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NH_MOM 6/19/2010 2:54PM

    Way to Go Kellie!! Funny what we can do if we we push ourselves just that little bit. Keep it up!

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