Wednesday, January 29, 2014

that day I ran

If you follow me on facebook (ok if you don't, why not???!?!!? come follow me) You probably already know that I signed up for a weight loss challenge at work. Of course that means I had to "weigh in". Now I hadn't weighed myself in over a year, I used to work downtown with over a 1.3 mile walking commute each way to/from the train, and I knew I have been gaining weight due to how my clothes are fitting, but honestly I wasn't ready for that number. I don't know if you ever are..but boy oh boy did I want to cry.

So I got up this morning at 2:30 due to over cuddly kitty cats, when I went to turn over, I fell out of bed. I had approximately 6 inches of space. I was not impressed, and almost moved to the couch. But I thought that is crazy, why would I let them have MY bed..yeah..I should have just moved. Anyway..I had planned on getting on dready this morning and run/walk. So I pulled myself out of bed and literally climbing over cats (I ONLY have two, I know it sound like more, but they wouldn't move) and got on the treadmill. Now, I haven't been really "training" or "running", no surprise..I know, so I figured I would walk two minutes and then walk two. Seems like a good way to ease back into it, or so I thought. Well, at my 2:01 mark, I started out...I ran, and ran and ran. I wore my Walk2Run Dick Ponds red shirt, which gave me inspiration. I also was listening to Pandora on V's iPad..this helped a lot, it drowned out all of the noise my brain was making. So I was going to stop running at 30 minutes...I was running jogging at an easy pace, so I figured why stop now, let's finish 3 miles of pure running jogging. So I did 3 miles without stopping for walking/bathroom/coffee/etc. It did take me 37 minutes, (yes I am as slow as a turtle going through a vat of peanut butter) but you know what..I did it! I haven't jogged 3 miles without stopping in years!

Tomorrow is another new day, and I am going to try to find some beginner yoga moves or maybe some youtube videos to do some muscle building and some rest from the run. I am honestly feeling it, but am excited how well it went today.

Do you get super excited when you have a good run?

Do you want to come and run jog with us?

How can I get faster (besides keep running and lose weight)?

4 comments:

  1. So proud of you!!! Hitting those big moments are huge! You'll get faster as your endurance level grows. Of course, this is coming from a fellow turtle, so take my advice with a grain of salt ;-).

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  2. That is so awesome! Man! What a great feeling to keep going! And please don't make slow comments about yourself. Be proud of your efforts! (That is my winter pace outside and I don't think of myself as slow)

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  3. I'm so happy you had a good run! Those are the best kind :) and don't get down on yourself for your pace. We are all at different parts of the running journey. Echoing Kim- be proud of yourself for each run you do. And with consistency, you will get faster. :)

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