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Huge Milestone Today!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

I went for a jog today. I decided to see if I could jog five miles nonstop still (It had been a long time, and to my recent memory, the furthest I could go was 4 miles nonstop) I ended up jogging a route and by the time I got closer to my house, I had already jogged about 7 and 3/4 miles. I was already quite surprised that I had gone that far. I realized that if I could just jog a lit bit further, I would finally be able to make 10. So, I ended up finishing on the school track. It took me nine laps around it but I ended up jogging a total of 10 miles nonstop! I am SO proud of myself! I have seriously never done that before. I remembered the triumph I felt when I jogged my first lap around a high school track, and there I was jogging a full 10 miles!
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It is especially rewarding because I am heavier than the lowest weight I have ever been, which tells me that even though I've been this weight before, I was NOT as healthy as I am now even with the extra weight. I guess this eases the anger I had towards myself about gaining weight back. The gain didn't take away the fitness that I had been working so hard for.

Another thing that I credit to being able to endure that jog in the first place was swimming. I have been going a couple times per week, and it's been helping me train to temper my breathing so I am more comfortable and able to handle it when I push myself.
I'm definitely sore. I was smart enough to walk around today rather than sit around after something like that. One thing I thought was weird was I actually had salt crystals all over my arms and legs, and it was on my face too. Weird. I have my base time now, so while I'm not going to jog 10 miles every weekend (only because I don't wan to hurt my knees) I will continue to train so that I can shorten my time.
I will admit, it was slow, but the key is I jogged the ENTIRE 10 miles!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
6BALLMAN 10/23/2013 7:11AM

    WoW! Well done!!

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KATTURTLE 10/22/2013 10:57AM

  Yay ! Double digit miles ! How empowering, good job "embracing you inner turtle" and keeping it slow !

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/21/2013 8:54PM

    That's great! Way to go on this milestone! emoticon

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SCOTTYP65 10/20/2013 11:45PM

    Sweet! That is a tremendous accomplishment!

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144AUTUMN 10/20/2013 11:18PM

  keep up the good work!

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LADYBUG546 10/20/2013 10:24PM

    That is awesome

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ELSCO55 10/20/2013 10:20PM

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HABITATVITALITY 10/20/2013 10:12PM

    Wonderful result and what a milestone achievement, well done! emoticon

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SEAJESS 10/20/2013 10:03PM

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And you're smart to watch out for your knees!

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