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Thursday, February 10, 2011

As most of you know, I have been running off and on since October. Never fully committed to the Couch 2 5k program. I repeated most of the weeks and seem to have a mental block at the end of week 5. I took almost all of last week off from any sort of fitness. I got back to it on Sunday by with walk/run intervals and ST. Monday followed with Turbo Jam and crunches. Tuesday, still going strong longest run interval - 8 minutes and lots of ST. Wednesday, Turbo Jam in the morning. Thursday, well let me first begin by saying that I was up at 4 am laying in bed wondering what the heck I was doing up so dang early. OH, my body wanted to run. I hadn't fully planned to run this morning. I decided that if my body wanted it, I was going to make a good effort. My single goal for 5 months was to run a mile without stopping. This morning, I reached that goal. No trouble breathing, no side stitches, no cramps, no PAIN!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited and feel so accomplished. I considered going longer, but decided to save it for a longer run on Saturday. I need to transition back to the outdoors. I had signed up for a 5 k on the 19th at the beginning of the year. I really had hoped to be finished with C25k. So many times, I had kept telling myself that I couldn't do it. At best, I would be walking the 5k. Now, I feel confident that I will do better than walking it!!!
I know that by adding ST and the extra cardio has really helped my endurance and pushed me to a whole new level. I have tried so many times to build my confidence and self esteem. I believe that in running, I have made the first step to building my self confidence and esteem.
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  • THEFATSECRETARY
    That's awesome! I can't wait until I'm able to run a mile without stopping.
    3572 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    Melissa, you better believe that's a great confidence and esteem builder! I'm so proud of and for you! You'll do a great job in the 5k! I hope everything else is going better. Have a great Friday!
    3575 days ago
  • AMARAN
    I'm so proud of you! I'd love to be able to run a mile without pain/etc. I know I'll get there eventually. Hooray for you!
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    3575 days ago
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    Good for you!
    3575 days ago
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