A Great Feat was Conquered Today...I did something today that I haven't done in a LONG time. I mean, I can remember doing it but I can't remember how long it's actually been. I know I was thinner when I did it, about 30 pounds thinner. I don't know how it happened or what possessed me but...
I ran 5k today at the gym.
I want to scream it loud and proud...I want to go back tomorrow and do it again! It hurt, it burned, I was slower than a herd of turtles stampeding. No, i was slower than a two legged coon dog on a Monday morning...slower than...
Honestly, if you count the first five minutes as a walking warm up that didn't get very far because I was adjusting my MP3 player, texting my husband and stopping to stretch...then I suppose maybe I didn't do too bad. I did try to run fast...fast for me with my short legs right now is 6mph which would = a 10 minute mile...lol yeah right. In short intervals it's only slightly painful.
What possessed me you ask? I kept hearing about the "Couch to 5k" program and really wanted to try it. It was inspiring to hear about other people I know giving it a try. So, I thought I would. No more excuses, God had given me the time to workout for my health and I decided that I was going to go for it and I
See, after I had my last baby I had made up my mind I was going to take up running, I'd run on my parents treadmill and by the time he was 4 months old, I had dropped 60 pounds from the time he was born. Then I had to have surgery, an appendectomy. Somehow in my mind I had connected my running to the horrible experience I had gone through with having my appendix removed while I has a 4 month old baby who had never even seen a bottle. Not fun for my Mom I'll tell you that. Another year or so later I gave it another go, after gaining 40 pounds, I worked out SO hard and wasn't losing a single pound...that's when I found out about underlying medical issues...PCOS, Type 2 Diabetes, poor pitiful Thyroid...need i go on. Now, many, many, many months...almost 2 years, I'm giving it another try. I'm down almost 20 pounds from my heaviest since my last major gain...yay, but I still have a LONG way to go.
So here goes...let's see what this skinny girl under all this fat can do.
P.S. Did I ever mention that I have had a reoccurring dream for years that I was trying to run from something and my legs just wouldn't move like I wanted them too. It's a weird thing to dream.