My 5 mile treadmill journey today!

Monday, February 09, 2009

First.....I did it! Woo Hoo...Yippee....Hoorah! Woot Woot!

But here is the deal.... running is soooo mind over matter! The first mile was really hard....I took a quick break for a drink of water at mile one....literally about 10 seconds...then back on there... I kept thinking about why running was so hard today and how in the world was I ever going to do 5 miles! Pretty soon mile two was done....I even sped up for the last 1/3 mile and then let myself get a sip of water and I walked for 1/10th of a mile at that point. I have a mental block that I can't get over ..... I can run two straight miles...but can't seem to do 3 straight miles without a break....I will work on that next week. emoticon

On to mile 3.... at this point I am thinking...yes I know that the training schedule says 5 miles...but I would be happy with 4 miles.... Nice huh? So I powered through the third mile and let myself take a quick water break and started walking for about 1/10 of a mile again. Just a breather I was thinking!

About half way through the 4th mile I was dying.... I was sure of it! But then something changed...I think that I just got mad. I really wanted to finish this. I walked again briefly after mile 4...and then ran the rest of the 5th even faster speeds. I can't believe that I did it! It felt awesome!
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