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I Now Know How Rocky Felt - I Just Ran My First Mile!!!!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

I am sooooo excited! I just ran my 1st consecutive mile! I can't believe it... even though I'm active, I have never been a jogger...I always said I didn't have enough lung power or it bothered my legs (or some other excuse).

Well, since joining SP and reading the blogs, I have been amazed at the feats of so many people... I especially loved reading when someone just ran their first race or their first marathon - or ran as a familiy - you could hear the 'excitement' in their blogs...it became contagious. I quietly decided I would try to start jogging... between telephone poles...then two poles, then 2 minutes...then 1/2 mile...and then today.

I got up and decided to go for it! I started out and really felt good, then I hit my 1/2 mile mark and still felt good, but a little bit after that I started to wane...but then I thought how lucky I am to have my health and actually be able to run and that gave me the final push I needed...I even ran a little beyond my mark! My smile was HUGE!!! Thank goodness no one else was around b/c I kept saying, I did it, I did it, I did it!!!

So, Wannabfit34 (aka Kara) if you are reading this...thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your encouragement! You were right when you told me I COULD do this...thank you for believing in me until I could believe in myself :) Next 2 miles, then a 5 K!
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KITKA82 7/8/2010 8:47AM

    That's awesome!

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JOKNOWS 7/8/2010 8:41AM

    That is so awesome. The power we have within is truly astounding. emoticon

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WANNABFIT34 7/5/2010 12:01AM

    I am reading this and major congrats I knew you could, and like me you will find yourself looking back in a couple months when you do 3 miles without stopping and think wow only a couple months ago I was excited about a mile. Keep it up!

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JAZZII4 7/4/2010 11:08AM

    emoticon You must feel great! I could feel the enthusiasm in your blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYONE331 7/4/2010 10:19AM

    Way to go! emoticon emoticon

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BPULLOS 7/4/2010 10:17AM

    Congrats...I'm jealous because I don't have the nerve to try just quite yet. I'm afraid someone will look at me and wonder why the fat girl is trying to jog. Well maybe over the next month while I'm off work I'll get up real early and go before to many people can watch. Thanks for the inspiration!
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LOVESLIFE48 7/4/2010 9:43AM

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KATHRYNLP 7/4/2010 9:35AM

    CONGRATZ !!!!!!! Now we all see that YOU believe in YOU!!!
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