I Now Know How Rocky Felt - I Just Ran My First Mile!!!!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

I am sooooo excited! I just ran my 1st consecutive mile! I can't believe it... even though I'm active, I have never been a jogger...I always said I didn't have enough lung power or it bothered my legs (or some other excuse).

Well, since joining SP and reading the blogs, I have been amazed at the feats of so many people... I especially loved reading when someone just ran their first race or their first marathon - or ran as a familiy - you could hear the 'excitement' in their blogs...it became contagious. I quietly decided I would try to start jogging... between telephone poles...then two poles, then 2 minutes...then 1/2 mile...and then today.

I got up and decided to go for it! I started out and really felt good, then I hit my 1/2 mile mark and still felt good, but a little bit after that I started to wane...but then I thought how lucky I am to have my health and actually be able to run and that gave me the final push I needed...I even ran a little beyond my mark! My smile was HUGE!!! Thank goodness no one else was around b/c I kept saying, I did it, I did it, I did it!!!

So, Wannabfit34 (aka Kara) if you are reading this...thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your encouragement! You were right when you told me I COULD do this...thank you for believing in me until I could believe in myself :) Next 2 miles, then a 5 K!
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