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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Yesterday while I was sitting at work, I got the bright idea that I was going to run a mile since I was feeling so good. My goal was to run at around 5mph and not stop for the entire mile. My boyfriend joined me and ran at the same speed to try and encourage me. I made it to the 1/2 mile mark just fine, but then my calves started burning something horrific. I wanted to stop so bad, but I kept reminding myself how bad I wanted this. Repeating EVERY inspirational quote in my head I swear. I finished in 12 minutes, which honestly is pretty damn good for someone who hasn't ran a mile since high school which was almost 10 years ago. May not seem like much, but it was a HUGE step for me. Now I am going to pick up my new Trek mountain bike :) Was going to ride today, but it is still a little chilly out. Hopefully this weekend :)
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  • v THOMS1
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    1248 days ago
  • v LAURA7051
    I've done fitness classes and videos, etc. but I don't think I've ever run a mile! While I was doing a circuit class in the fitness center this past Saturday, I saw people running on the treadmills and I thought it might be a good goal for me to work up to running a mile.
    1248 days ago
  • v 5FOOTRUNT
    Get job doing what you set out to do. emoticon
    1248 days ago
  • v EVERSTEPH
    Good for you!
    1248 days ago
  • v RODGRODMEDFLOD
    Fantastic accomplishment, congrats!

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    1249 days ago
  • v BAILEYS7OF9
    Hey there! I learned so much about running from SP and the running teams. There is a great book out by John the Penguin and another woman about how to really run. I'm sure if you google John the Penquin you will find it.

    also, check out the C25K program.

    You should be running for distance and or a certain time period, not for speed when you first start. Less chance of injury that way.

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    1249 days ago
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