Saturday, September 15, 2012

I Run Run!


Last Sunday, I did something crazy.  I ran around the block.  Twice!  Without Stopping.  Chris used to call them runruns when Daddy would go on a run.  Now I'm the one going on runruns!  While in Texas I didn't run, and had fallen a bit behind.  I was supposed to do a 20 minute run while I was there, and didn't.  And just kept plugging along with Week 6, which was a run 5, then 8, then 5 with 3 min walks in between on Tuesday, and two 10 min walks with only 3 min walk between on Thursday.  It was time to get serious with a 22 minute run.  So, Sunday morning, while the weather was cool.  I went forth.  I walked down to my friend Ashley's house and ran from there all the way around my block which is about a mile, TWICE, without stopping.  Amazing!  That's 2 miles Baby!

This week's runs so far have both been 25 minute runs, and they equal about 2 miles for me also.  I have the lofty goal of being able to run a full 5K in a few weeks, this is the first time I think I might actually make it!  

I had been off the running wagon for months, and hadn't gone this far in a while, but doing this made me really feel like I had accomplished something.  Not just feel like it, by gum,  I did!  Being able to run that far for a solid amount of time for me is Serious!   And if you ever wondered if you're "not built for running"  I suggest you give it a try.  It's amazing what your body will do when you push it.  God does not make crap.  


Elizabeth said...

That is really awesome, Cathy! Way to go!