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“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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  • REDNBROWN
    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"

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  • JIBBIE49
    Love that joke.
    4505 days ago
  • MOONANGEL23
    You are doing emoticon I can't wait until I'm where you are now!
    4505 days ago
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