Ding! Achievement Unlocked

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hehe, gamer geeks will get that title.

So when I posted this news on Twitter, that title was a response from a friend and it was so fitting.


For reals. An entire mile for the first time ever! My previous best was only half a mile!

So here's how it happened. I was totally putting off exercising today. I was super sore from my Biggest Loser Boot Camp DVD yesterday and just didn't feel like it. Finally I dragged myself down to my home gym in my basement around noon. I did my core strength exercises, then hopped on the treadmill. I decided, like I often do, to just run as long as I could and see what happened. I have a 5k in a month and a half so I want to do some real training. Well I was running, and running, and as I peeked and saw I was past half a mile, I thought, "Wouldn't it be crazy if I ran a whole mile?" So I kept running, and running...peeked, 3/4 of a mile, I can do this, just 5 more minutes...and I made it. One whole mile in 15 min. without stopping. I almost cried, I was so happy.

I walked for 10 min., then ran again, and cranked another entire half a mile! Walked some more, then ran and walked in spurts till I got to 5k. I ran for 30 min. total out of 57. Not my best 5k time ever, as I walked REALLY slow to recover at times, but that one mile is my biggest achievement yet. I still can't believe I did it. 3 min. at a time used to kill me. I ran for 15 min. straight at 4 mph and an incline of 1. WOOT.

30.8 lbs. gone. A mile of solid running under my belt. Feeling pretty good till I got a message on Facebook from a certain supportive, well-meaning aunt congratulating me on my weight loss this week. She then proceeded to encourage me to get to 40 lbs. lost by my next wedding gown fitting, Sept. 16. I love her. I'm so glad she supports me. But numbers and dates only stress me out and make it HARDER to stick with this. Deadlines and goal weights. It's enough to make me crazy.

This has been going on ever since she saw my gown. I had to put my foot down and finally told her firmly and politely that the support is great, but the dates and weights are stressing me out and to please stop. She's probably going to be pissed. I really can't bring myself to regret it. I'm stressed enough about the wedding as it is!

Simon and I are so blissfully happy, apparently I have to make issues up in my dreams. My latest wedding nightmare was last night, in which Simon and I broke up but went ahead with the wedding anyways cuz it was already paid for. Seriously? But then I wake up all depressed and stressed and it's just so frustrating. I know everything's going to be okay. I know the wedding is about our love for each other. Somebody tell my subconscious that!

That's where things stand right now. An absolute roller coaster of emotions. Please, I wanna get off!
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    emoticon on running a full mile without stopping! That's great!

    You need to relax Sarah! A wedding is just an event. A big party. You are already living with Simon. You know how happy you are. There is nothing to be stressed about! And at least your subconscious knows that is going on - you broke up and still got married? You know it's going to happen, so relax & enjoy the ride.

    But... you do make me so happy I had a civil ceremony with only parents there and then a big BBQ party to celebrate with friends & family later! :)
    3942 days ago

    3972 days ago
    Way to go! You will see that you will be able to start going further now. I think 75% of its a mind thing. Like you did, you talk yourself into keeping at it. Your body stayed with your mind once it was determined!

    That's awesome. Keep up the hard work!
    3977 days ago
    nice job, congratulations!!
    3979 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2562942
    Congratulations on that one mile run! I am proud of you.

    Your aunt will understand.
    3980 days ago
  • ADAMM9
    Great job Sarah. I remember the first time I ran a mile without stopping. It was a hell of a great feeling. Especially so in my case, since I had a short little angry boxing coach, on my butt, yelling at me the whole way for encouragement :)

    Keep up the great work!
    3981 days ago
  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    Congrats on the run!!! That is fabulous. As for the wedding dreams - they are totally normal. Focus on your love, and tell your subconscious to take a hike! (Hehe, sorry, couldn't resist!) Keep up the awesome job - don't worry about dates & numbers. Just keep doing the great job you have been. You already look gorgeous in your dress.
    3981 days ago
    Haha yup, I'm a WoW-er, among other things. :)
    3981 days ago
    I got the title!!! I assume you play WOW? WTG on the achievement!!!! You're doing great!!! :)
    3981 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2059428
    Fantastic! Thats what Im talking 'bout!
    3981 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5828656
    Congratulations what an acheivement emoticon

    3981 days ago
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