Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    SHAYDENISE1   16,684
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints

Starting Again

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I probably picked the absolute worst time to start again - I mean the week of Thanksgiving... really, Shay? Oh well, I like a challenge!

Yesterday evening I did my first run since the time changed. I was out of town for a week and worked out in a hotel gym, and the other days I did short power workouts inside. Anyway, so yesterday my goal was to just run one lap around my neighborhood and then walk one lap (each lap is roughly 1/3 mile) and do a total of four laps. Because I'd slacked on running, I wanted to give myself permission to take is slow and ease back into it. And do you know what I did? I walked one lap as a warm up then I ran all four other laps. I kept hearing the voice in my headphone say I'd gone another 1/2 mile and just decided to keep going. It felt AMAZING. I pushed myself and just really made myself proud.

Yay for small steps!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANDIBG 11/20/2012 10:21PM

    Wow! That is incredible! I wish I could run. I feel like I would love it...but I just am not patient enough to work my way into it. I don't like being outside enough to do it...I love walking on a treadmill, though!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
STEVIEBEE569 11/20/2012 11:56AM

    Don't shy away from the small steps! Keep pushing yourself! You can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DWROBERGE 11/20/2012 9:42AM

    My first doctor told me to just take a leisurely walk or stroll down the street and that is howit started for me. I now do over 10 mles per day on my stationaryindoor reculmbent cycle in about 45 minutes or less each day. and I am down 60 pounds and my numbers are all improving daily. Keep focused for success. You cn do it. Go for it.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by SHAYDENISE1