Running Goals before Summer
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Running is one of the exercises I have been focusing on in the last couple of months. I wrote a blog last May and here was one of the quotes I wrote "Today I ran a whole mile in 12 minutes and 30 seconds. I have never ran for that long without stopping!!
My next goal is to run a 10 minute mile! " I have made so much progress since then. I now can run a 10 minutes mile. I can also run 3.10 miles without stopping.
While I have my good days and bad days. Some days I struggle with running more than a mile and some days I can run the 3.1 and feel great. The one thing I have noticed is no matter how tired I am I can always run a mile. I remember doing the mile run in high school and I never could of ran that straight. I always ended up walking. So now at the age of 24 I can honestly say I can successfully run a mile easily.
March running goals- By the end of March I would like to run 4 miles straight. I am going to focus on pushing myself to eventually run that much. Each week I will running a little farther. I figured by the end of week 1 I should be able to do 3.5 miles. Then, 3.75 and so forth.
April running goals- I want to be able to run 4 miles easily and beat my times.
I'm always working on my 5K times thanks to my wonderful BLC Sapphire group on Spark. When I first started my 5K time was 39:43. I am now at 33:09. My next goal is to be able to run it under 30 minutes. I am hoping to make this goal by the end of March.
On April 28th I am doing the Trolley Run in Kansas City. It is a 4 mile run. There are different stages and I want to be in the run between 40-45 minutes. I am not going to allow myself to do the run/walking one. I really want to prove to myself that I can do a 4 mile run. I am doing it with a lady from work, so next month we plan on running outside on the days that are nicer after work.
I never thought I would say this but "I am becoming a runner!" It helps that I have lost 73lbs and has made it a lot easier on my body to run.