This morning, I accomplished something that I had originally thought I might not ever be able to do. To some it’s easy, to others it may seem impossible, to me it was a bit of a dream… and I did it!
I ran 4 miles today. I didn’t walk 1 step of it. I ran. Now, my running may not have been as fast as 3/4 of the other people in the race, but it was fast for me and it was good. I started training for this race 5 weeks ago. I can’t believe I met and succeeded my goal of finishing in under 60 min! 54:16 to be exact!
- 4 1/2 weeks ago I ran for 5 minutes straight – I couldn’t believe I had accomplished running for 5 minutes!
- 3 1/2 weeks ago I tried to run for 10 minutes straight, but only made it 9. It was a huge disappointment for myself and the only one that I had in the 5 weeks.
- 2 weeks ago I ran a mile for the first time in my life.
- 4 days ago, I ran 2 miles.
- Today I ran 4.
My husband has been so supportive and motivating. He wrote me out a great training schedule and I stuck to it. I’m still on my Runner’s High, I believe!
Just because I made this huge milestone I set for myself, doesn’t mean I am stopping. I want to work on lengthening my stride and getting rid of my knee pain. I want to work on losing weight, and I wouldn’t mind to keep up with the distance running. I can’t believe I’m typing these words – because if you knew me in real life, you’d know this is crazy talk for myself!
If I can do it, anyone can. Don’t tell yourself you can’t, because it is achievable!