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C25K April 17

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

My morning run.
How to describe...
I missed last weeks run due to a cold turned sinus infection. I was mad at the time because I was REALLY looking forward to my Easter run of my first 2 9 minute runs in 1 session.
I was lying in bed this morning trying to decide if I wanted to do Week 5 over again or just dive in to week 6. Not to mention the weather. It was 32 degrees so I kind of figured I'd run inside. I hemmed and hawed about the run. At one point I thought, "Well, I could try week 6 and if I can't do it. I'll walk... Wait... Um. No... If I'm doing this... I'm going all the way... Wait... Um... What do you mean 'if'... You're doing this!"
And I ran. Boy, did I run.
There wasn't a lot to it as far as "observing" things. It was a track. I ran in circles. I need a new music playlist. 80's music is great to walk through, but it's hard getting up to speed to Depeche Mode and Berlin. (Yes, I was *that* 80's girl.) At one point there were a couple of other people on the track. I never once had to do the "deep breathing" technique. I never once thought "I'm not going to make it." For my Group Power Friends, I had elbow sweat. I bought running pants a couple of weeks ago. They were... slippery... I had no pain in my shins. At the end of both of the 9 minutes segments I thought, "Oh... OK then. I guess I'll walk now." Even though I *really* didn't want to.
So, yes, I have reached the point at which I think to myself, "I don't believe I didn't think I could run for 6 minutes."
I'm also in a little bit of awe that people are actually being inspired by my little experiment in running. Not to mention a little bit of awe that I'm actually doing it and enjoying it. I'm not the fastest. I'm not the best. But I'm doing it. I'm trying to figure out how I got here and I honestly don't know. This wasn't my goal. My goal was to increase my activity. It has bloomed into so much more. So much I could have never imagined. Not in my wildest dreams.
The whiskey is starting to kick in, so I'll end now before this turns into a giant "emmy-like" speech. Just a quick thank you to all of you that have provided me support and encouragement along the journey.
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