i can't believe it but i have reached my FIRST goal! way back when, 10 weeks ago this past saturday, i started on my running journey.
i wanted to become a runner. i wanted to become someone who loves exercise. i "want" to become someone who is maintaining their desired weight, not someone wishing they were smaller and wishing it would happen over night without any work at all! ha! :)
my first goal was to run for 30 minutes straight and be able to run 3 miles.
well, i did it! this morning! all by myself and it felt so good! yes, it was hard. yes, it hurt some...but not too bad. :) no, it wasn't easy. it was easier than when i first started this process. i liked it. i was excited to be doing it!
i ran 3 miles in 37 minutes without stopping to walk. not that walking would be horrible or bad, just wanted to be able to move to the next step. running. i still may walk again and i'm ok with that. but i can do this! i never thought i could.
i was the person who never enjoyed sports, never ran before in my life...not even the mile in high school - i would walk it. i HATED to exercise. never could get myself motivated enough to want to. i would try here and there but just didn't want to do it. wanted to look different and feel different about myself but didn't want to do the "work" involved with making that happen.
something has changed. don't really know what entirely. there are a few factors but not just one. i'm glad there has been a change. i'm on a new journey and i'm loving it!!!
i'm not the size i want to be YET! but on my way and not worrying about that. i'm losing and changing and most of all still "liking" running. that is what is amazing to me! :)
now on to a new goal...what should it be???? :) katy wants me to sign up to do a half marathon in March 2009. i just might! i'll let you know...