Tuesday, January 10, 2012
When I started Couch 2 5K in October I thought I'd give it a try and when I hit the point that I can't do it I'd stop and do something else. I never would have thought I'd be able to call myself a runner. I completed a straight 60 minute run and a little over 4 miles today.
Now, I couldn't be more excited that I hit my latest fitness goal of doing the straight 60 (and skipping over 3 weeks of Bridge 2 10K) but it's so much more than that. I've always been the type of person where I can do anything if I put my mind to it. I worked full time and went to school full time for 2 years straight even over the summer 'break'. I pass the Professional in Human Resource exam while I was still in college and only has a 68% pass rate with experienced folks. So why did it take so long for me to make the lifestyle change. Yeah, it's hard, but I've done a ton of hard stuff.
Although I'm very proud of where I am now I'm also disappointed I didn't make a change prior to October and that I let the problem get this far.
I never would have thought (and listen up those who think they don't have time to make the change) that changing my behavior would have made me happier in all aspects of my life. I'm more confident at work, my marriage is better and I feel so much happier and proud of myself. I like being able to brag about my progress to friends and family instead of just slinking into a corner.