Run - verb. To move at a speed faster than a walk. Not having both feet on the ground at the same time.
Please take notice that this definition says NOTHING about having to run fast!!! It took me 17 minutes and 18 seconds to knock that shit out but I DIDN'T STOP ONCE!!! I'm pretty proud :) My personal best up to this point was 3 tenths of a mile and running 7 minutes in a row without stopping. I killed that last night! Remember people I am not in shape. I still weigh almost 200 pounds (199 this morning) and I'm only 5'5". This was no small feat. I'm not saying that to toot my own horn (well I kinda am) but mostly to motivate those of you who say you can't! I don't want to hear any of that crap again.
It was probably the hardest thing I have done in 5+ years. I haven't pushed myself like that in so long I honestly don't remember the last time I did. I started out thinking I would just try to go as long as I could. Once I got past the 10 minute mark I had ran over half a mile. At that point I was pretty sure I was dying a slow and painful death, but I kept going. After the 15 minute mark I was pretty much numb, but I was SOOOO close to that mile I wouldn't stop. I don't know if I would have stopped for a double decker bus I wanted it so bad. SO. I. KEPT. GOING. Is anyone seeing a pattern here??? I have quotes all over my house and one of my favorites is "Unless you puke, faint, or die keep going" well thank you Jillian Michaels I think I almost did all three at the same time!
Since I'm sitting here writing a post about it we all know I didn't die. I RAN A MILE. I haven't felt this sense of accomplishment in years. I honestly felt more accomplished last night laying on my living room floor than I have felt after losing 40 pounds. That is saying something! I think for the first time EVER I experienced "Runners High". Guess what folks... I want to again. STAT!
Now get off your butts and do something. You have no idea how much your body can handle until you try.
(I sure hope those legs get some sun on the cruise next week)