“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.