“Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.”

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's amazing to think of where I was when I started the couch-to-5k program. About 11 weeks ago, I could not run for more than 2 minutes without breathing so hard I could have passed out. 11 weeks ago, I did not go to the treadmill to find relief from a hard day at work. 11 weeks ago, I did not find any pleasure in watching the miles go by as I run.

Now, I do....well, not all the time... :)

It's amazing where I am now. I am amazed by what my body has achieved, as well as my mind - jumping over mental hurdles has been difficult.

Almost 4 weeks ago, I started swimming to prepare for the indoor triathlon this weekend. 4 weeks ago, I could not swim more than 25 yards without needing a break. On Sunday, I swam for 10 minutes without stopping once! That wasn't just a fluke either - I did it again yesterday and will do it again this coming Sunday when the adrenaline pushes me harder than I've pushed myself before. I can't wait!

Today, I also signed up for my first (and second) 5K runs. I never thought I'd see this day...I always told myself that I just wasn't a runner...and now I am.

My spark friends and girls at the gym have really helped me to reach these milestones.

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    You are doing so well! Im just panicking a little because Im signing up for my Beach 2 Basin run thats only @ weeks away - 5.4k. I know I have the endurance for it, its just I still haven't run 5k continuously yet (will do this week I hope) because of my legs. I know I can do - just slow and steady.

    You will do great in your races and good luck with your Triathlon tomorrow. Remember "What the mind can percieve, the body can achieve"

    4503 days ago
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    Love that joke.
    4505 days ago
    You are doing emoticon I can't wait until I'm where you are now!
    4505 days ago
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