Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    BAZOOKABOBCAT   67,489
SparkPoints
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Short and Sweet (A Moment of Triumph)

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

I do not make a secret of the fact that I hate running.

I am starting to hate it less. But it is not something I am innately good at. Lifting, I understand that. I have always been strong. And getting stronger is easy for me. Except for when it comes to my lower back but that is just a whole other thing.

Running is something that takes everything I've got. It is HARD for me. So, naturally, I want to get better at it. I want to beat it. I hate that something can defeat me.

So I'm running more. Training, even.

Today, I went to my local high school's track, was nervous the whole time that I was going to be asked to leave until a lovely grounds maintenance guy reassured me that it was totally okay for me to run there. And then I ran.

For three miles. Which is longer than I've run before without taking any walking breaks.

Disclaimer: I stopped once to take off my shirt. I live in New England. Humidity is a major thing here.

But I ran three miles. And I maintained a sub-ten minute mile the entire time. I am so proud of myself. So incredibly proud.

It's the little victories that count. Or in my case, the BIG ones.
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DDOORN 8/23/2013 10:05AM

    I'm with you, re: "I do not make a secret of the fact that I hate running." I work up for my one 5K a year every April / May...outside of that? Fuggedaboutdit! :-)

It is good to mix it up though and sometimes I DO surprised myself over being able to enjoy running, um, er, jogging, well...mebbe fast walking? Lol

Too long away from your blogs!

Don

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARIA_VIGS 7/9/2013 3:34PM

    That is awesome! You're my hero! Someday I will try to run again. Rock on!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SADWHITEWOLF 7/9/2013 12:48PM

    Wow, that is great! I hate running too but I am trying none the less.

Report Inappropriate Comment
VANESSAVOS13 7/9/2013 11:47AM

    Woo hoo! That's awesome! Before you know it you'll be doing marathons ;)

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRUCKERWIFE2 7/9/2013 11:38AM

    Three miles is quite a feat especially when you hate to run. Good for you and keep up the good work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIGER_LILY_613 7/9/2013 11:04AM

    3 whole miles ! Woohoo ! emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PDSLIM 7/9/2013 10:35AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOSER05 7/9/2013 10:27AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WHOVIANGIRL23 7/9/2013 9:53AM

    You are faaaaabulous!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by BAZOOKABOBCAT