Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Today when I got back home from one of my jobs as a soccer coach, I did not want to do what I had planned to do; that being go for a run. I don't hardly ever go for runs to begin with, being the sort that believes in interval training of walking and running. However, I wanted to just go out and do it, even though it was cold and windy and getting late; I just thought that I had better go for it because if I didn't, I would wish that I had.
So, after doing a 5 minute walk warmup and reminding myself that I just had to run for a little while, then I could walk and then run again or whatever. Just half an hour: that was my limit. But you know what? I found out that I didn't even need a limit. I started running, with no real expectations, and I kept going until I wanted to stop... which didn't happen until 34 minutes later, when I encountered a muddy patch. I ran for 34 minutes!! I was surprised and happy and, when I mapped it on SparkPeople, found that I had run a 10 min/mile 5K! That's pretty good for me and I felt really good afterward; I felt like I could have kept going.
What a great feeling to do better than you thought you could or would. I am so glad that I went out and did that even though there were so many reasons to say No. Man, I recommend it; go out and do something with an open mind and you might surprise yourself!