So today I decided to do our trail again and this time I wanted to see if I could beat my time yesterday of 78 mins for 8 miles. ROXY is my trail buddy. She is so good!!!!
I have to say I am quite impressed with myself. I left our house at 8:05 and walked through our door at 9:10. WOO HOO!!!! WOOT! I was sooooo happy to know that I did the same distance as yesterday in 65 mins. YES, 65 mins.... I am a little shaky but I am feeling FANTASTIC!!!! What an accomplishment for me. February 20th, 2010 Ms. Hernandez JOGGED 8 miles in 65 mins. I have to put that one in MY record book. LOL
So I jogged the trail today. I have to confess that it wasn't strictly jogging. I would fast walk when I needed a break then I would jog again. YES, I said I took breaks. I am NOT super woman. I do have to say that it was a great feeling that I would go further than what I told myself to go when jogging. There are alot of markers that I was using as goal points. Quite motivating if I do say so myself.
So I made it to the Y in the road today under 30 mins which made me very happy. I would frequently check my phone to see how I was doing on time. All I remember is telling myself that I wanted to get to the fire station by 9:05. When I told myself that I couldn't honestly remember how far away I was from the fire station. All I knew is that it was 8:52 and my GOAL was to get there right on 9:05. Happy to report that I arrived to the fire station at 9:01, I beat my GOAL by FOUR mins. That isn't much of a difference but it is a little accomplishment. I sure do get excited over small achievements, that is great! Means I will ONLY be that much more thrilled when I accomplish bigger GOALS. WOOT! I DID IT!!!!! I AM WORTH IT!!!!
I remember telling myself when I got to the top of our road to head out to the trail. I have to walk in the door by 9:23 if I wanted to do the trail in 78 mins. As I got to the trail I wanted to see what my body could do. I have to admit, I became my OWN cheerleader because there were times I wanted to stop and I REFUSED. I just kept pushing myself stating that I can do this, COME ON!!!!!! I had barely turned around from the Y and I just wanted to be HOME. I pushed, pushed, PUSHED myself to hurry myself along so that I could walk through that door.....get some water and relax in our COMFY computer chair.
I am definitely feeling it in my shines today....I was dying at points and told myself to toughen up and do it! I realize that I may have needed to take it easy but it wasn't like it was unbearable to the point of babying them. Although those shox's came off as soon as I got up the stairs to the front door and to our kitchen. Both sweaters came off as I was burning up.....didn't sweat as much as I thought but it doesn't surprise me with it being maybe in the 40's this morning. I didn't want the weather to dampen my trail time so I hurried up and did it early this morning. KUDOS to me!!!!!
Never stop making efforts in bettering yourself. The HARDER you work the GREATER the reward. Honestly I do not know of any other reward that would be more self gratifying than being able to succeed in being FIT and HEALTHY!!!!
WISHING ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL LADIES A FABULOUS DAY AND HOPING YOU ALL HAVE HAD A FANTASTIC WEEK AS I HAVE. If not, don't be hard on yourself, that will only slow you down............you have to push, push PUSH!!!!!!!!!!! WE CAN DO THIS, WE ALWAYS WILL BE ABLE!!!! DO YOU HAVE THE WILLINGNESS TO DO ALL THE HARD WORK IT TAKES TO ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY?!?! DON'T GUESS IF YOU CAN, KNOW THAT YOU CAN!!!!!!!!
I almost forgot to mention and that is bananas that I almost forgot because I was soooooooooo PROUD of myself to see the results.......... I put in my information for my trail today and it calculated my min/mile to be EIGHT mins. YES, 8 min/mile WOOT!!!!!! I am little sore...............................butt is on fire as my legs are tight! I've earned myself a bubble bath. WOOT!!!! Time to go relax.
Do NOT forget to TREAT yourself with something you enjoy or want when accomplishing a task. WE deserve it!!!! Hopefully you persue yourself away from a food treat..........LOL
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