Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Well I ran a mile. I still don't believe it. I guess I need to give you my definition of "run" before I start claiming I actually did or did not do it!!!

 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.

                                 Laying in the floor dying after running a whole mile EEEEKKK!!!
                                    (I sure hope those legs get some sun on the cruise next week)


  1. You go girl! Love the last pic lol. I love that you're blogging. Runners high is fabulous!

  2. It doesn't matter how long it takes you as long as you finish! Awesome work!

  3. Awesome!! You go girl! Love your entries on your blog, hope to see many more!

  4. Thanks Guys! It means a lot just to know people are watching. I don't want to let anyone down!

  5. You are doing awesome! I look forward to the day when I can run a whole mile. I am enjoying your blog, and I hope you keep it up. I nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Check it out on my blog: http://simplymommy-notesfromamom.blogspot.com/

    ~Lori (a fellow fit camper)

  6. well done!! I ran for 3 minutes straight today on the c25K and I wanted to bawl my eyes out- it was hard work!! and mentally and emotionally it was tough. But its great that we can break down these barriers hey!! go you!! xx (from fitcamp!)