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What a difference a year can make..

Friday, October 08, 2010

I was looking through my personal journal and found this entry

Sept 4th, 2009
"My trainer is wanting me to get going on training for a 5K race. I have alot of mental blocks to fully buy the idea of doing a 5K. It seems like an impossible task. I feel that it is a reasonable goal but I have never really enjoyed running. Even in the military I hated it and never did more than that which was required which was 1 1/2 miles. Things are different now, I want to do this...."

Sept 23rd, 2009 I had this SP blog entry, overjoyed at 335 lbs and a 46 waistline, being able to consistantly run mile.

Fast forward a little less than a year later

September 18th 2010
Finished 13.1 mile run, 14 min 4 sec mile pace, 3hrs 4 minutes. first ever half marathon distance.

1 year and 1 month to the day I made that entry in my log about DEBATING whether I could actually do a 5K...(Didnt actually do a race until Thanksgiving day 2009)

October 4th 2010..... signed up for the Cellcom Marathon Green Bay WI....

It is amazing what a year will bring if you just hang in there and stick with it..... Simply amazing!

Added note: this journey is all about growing inside as well as outside. I dont really "see" the new and improved me, I still have to ask my wife once in a while, "i've shrunk right?????", and I still see myself as trying to be a runner- I haven't really "arrived". Also, it should be noted that I am and will always be C25K. When you run a half marathon, it isnt the first 10 miles that gets you, it's the 5K at the end that you must work for. You will always be training for a 5K your entire running life.
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