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Set a New Personal Record

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I'll be 56 years old on Thursday. A month ago my DH said he was ready to start the "From Couch to 5K" program. I told him I would start with him - so today was Week 4 - Day 1. Up until now I've been able to stick with it, do decently well and feel good about it. Today's jog time was in 5 minute increments (up from 3 minutes last week). Well, it was really, really challenging. I jogged my first five minutes (after warm up). I said going into that time that if I made the whole five minutes it would be longer than I have ever run without stopping. I did it!
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After walking two minutes, it was time to do another five minute jog. I almost stopped; I had one step when my body just said "Please! Walk!"; But (and that's a big but I have) I dug deep and finished that 5 minute jog also.
I know that people that already run 5K's , 10K's and marathons can laugh at this uproariously.
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  • JUNEBUG1944
    You did great, Cindy. You succeeded in doing what you thought you couldn't. Hooray for you!
    2933 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    Good for you.You should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work.

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    2935 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6994929
    great job!
    2935 days ago
  • no profile photo FRIENDOFBACH
    Congratulation! I began running 7 months ago . The first time I tried I couldn't go a full block. After several months I succeeded in running as 8K. I ran in races after that as well. Now I am dong a training program to get ready for another race.
    2935 days ago
    WHOO HOO!! That is great- 5 whole minutes- more than once! Even better that you are doing it with your DH :-) emoticon
    Have a GREAT Birthday!!
    2935 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2012 12:08:02 AM
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