I Underestimated Myself!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Finally the weather cooperated, so today was the first day of my Couch to 5K Challenge. I awoke with trepidation, breaking from my usual routine of one hour on the treadmill, but I got dressed and headed out the door. Start with a 5 minute walk, then alternate between 60 seconds of jogging to 90 seconds of walking repeating 8 times ending with a brisk 35 minute walk. I DID IT!!!! No problem and I actually loved every minute of it! 2 years ago if you would have told me that with a bad back, vertigo, and at the age of 52, I would be training for a 5K, I would have laughed in your face!! I kept giving myself every excuse for why I COULDN'T do it, never telling myself why CAN'T you do it? I'm so glad I trusted myself. Who knew???!!! I know you've heard this a million times, but if I can do it, so can you. I truly believe this. Go for it!!! You won't be sorry and you will be so proud of yourself! Fates willing, I will blog again at the end of my 9 week training and be searching for my first 5K to run in. Wait....did I really say that??????