Reflections of a Mom's Life

Monday, October 13, 2008

i reached my first goal!

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...

9 comments:

Vonda said...

YIPPEE! So proud of you Beth! Wow...you have come so far in such a short time! And you just let me know where that 1/2 marathon is going to be when you sign up for it and if we're back in The States, Ian and I may just run it with you. And I'm really slow so my goal will be just to not come in LAST place. :) Hee hee!

The Peoples Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS--that's a BIG accomplishment.

Natalie said...

WOOOO HOOOO!!! Congrats runner girl. Doesn't it feel so good:)

Jonathan and Missy Wetherington said...

You should definitely sign up for some races, beth! They are so addicting and you get some cool tshirts :)

sarah said...

That is so great Beth! Good Job!!

Mandy said...

Yay! WTG! It was nice seeing you and the family on Saturday:)

Kale Family News said...

Beth you are truly beautiful and thank you for your transparency. I believe one day you will run a long marathon for many miles. Love, Kathe Kale PS See you soon in Raleigh. I am so excited to meet Addison.

Katy said...

I'm SO proud of you Beth. What an amazing weekend it's been for you!!! I wish I had recorded all those conversations that we've had over the last 2 months about your nervousness and fears and doubts that anything was happening or that you'd ever be able to do it. Because now look at you - look how strong you are!!! Shamrock, here she comes!!!!

Linda Williams said...

I really am proud of you, Beth! I think you have done beautifully!

Love,
Mimi