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I ran a mile!! ONE WHOLE MILE!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I would not win any races, but I ran a full mile for the first time in my life!! The first time was in November...being in WI, the cold and snow came a littler earlier than I would have liked. I was only able to get outside and run a few times since then. So I joined a gym (and pool). I am not made to run on a treadmill. My mind needs distractions! But I am not giving up. It was nice out the other day, so I went outside...took a mile on crappy snow/ice covered roads to find pavement, but when I did I was so happy I went for a 5k! I ran/walked the whole thing. Felt amazing! My husband bought me a Garmin GPS watch for Christmas and I wanted to log my first 5k in it :)

I am starting a challenge with a friend tomorrow, and our reward is a 5k together at the end of the 3 months! I know I can do this. If I can workout every day for a full month, I can do 5 days a week for 3 months.

Now, I know I will never be a distance runner. I think 2 hours of running would be a test of how long I can be alone with my own mind... But my husband has me thinking Triathlons. Now that I can get excited for! There is one in June that he is doing the International distance at (the day after a Ragnar Relay Race, he is insane). I am thinking of the Sprint distance. That is a .25 mile swim (8 laps in a 25 meter pool), 11 mile bike and 5k run. I think I can do that, if I can get myself up to running a 5k. I have swum 8 laps in a pool recently...slowly, but I did it. And I use my spinning bike, so I am already training for the bike part. I can do this. I am excited to try. I have a goal that is bringing new motivation to me!

Happy New Year!!! And heres to a more active 2014!!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SPEEDYDOG 1/2/2014 9:07AM

    Congratulations on running a mile! Sounds like the conditions were less than ideal. I like your goals to be more active.

One bit of advice on the Garmin. Sometimes the Garmin goads you to run harder and faster. I love my Garmin and enjoy tracking my biking. hiking and running. But sometimes it is good to leave the Garmin at home and just run or walk free of a little electronic device that keeps saying "faster".

Thanks, Bruce

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/2/2014 8:59AM

    Awesome! Great feeling, isn't it? You can do it. Great goal. emoticon

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TXPATRIOT 1/2/2014 12:42AM

    I have no doubt you can do it!!

Congrats on the mile! If you stick with it, you will amaze yourself! Believe me!

I was almost 300 lbs. in 2012 and last year I ran for 13.1 miles without stopping...and I'm in my 40's. It can be done.


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GABBY0913 1/1/2014 5:15PM

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LADYJAKE1 12/31/2013 11:57PM

    Congrats to you, I am trying to get there as well. I run a little more each day.

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