Wednesday, March 27, 2013

One for the Books

Big news, my friends... BIG news. This is one for the books... history in the making.

Last night, I ran for a mile straight without taking walk breaks or stopping.

It was a slow mile at 14:08 minutes but it is my first time running for a mile straight in my entire life! When I was in high school, I consistently failed the mile test. I couldn't beat a 16 minute mile to save my life, so this is kind of a big deal for me. I am definitely more strong in intervals (since I could get less than a 13 minute mile doing intervals) but this was a very proud moment for me!

If you were to ask me when I was in high school if I thought I would be working toward running my second 5K at 25 years old, I wouldn't have believed you. I didn't even know what a 5K was and if I had, I know I wouldn't have been interested. To be honest, I didn't even think about running for exercise until winter of 2008. I'll never forget the first night I ran, I couldn't even run for a minute. I felt defeated, disappointed and like I was going to pass out from lack of air. Five years later, here I am, running my first mile without slowing down; running for 14 minutes straight, no less.

Don't get me wrong, this would have been attainable much sooner if I would have stuck to training and had this as a goal of mine. It wasn't a goal, though. Instead, this is a reminder that when you stick with something long enough, you will get better. Your goals, whether they be to lose weight, live healthier or run a mile straight, can be met! You just have to start, continue and achieve!


So, as you may have gathered, I finished my mile last night as planned. I also stuck to my meal plan for the third day in a row. When I got home, my husband had this awesome meal ready for me!

It tasted even better than it looks. My husband is a master with the grill; these steaks were awesome!

Speaking of my husband, I have to say that I am really proud of him. Since we got our new treadmill, he has done two 5K's at a pretty awesome time; 45 minute-awesome. He hasn't run in months and this was the first thing he did on the treadmill. This wife is super impressed!

Have you ever run a 5K, or do you have a goal to do so in the future? Any other kinds of fitness goals in your mind?


  1. Congrats! Running a mile without stopping is a big goal to a achieve! I ran a 5k the day before St. Patrick's Day without ever having run one before and it was HARD, but I finished in a about 47 minutes. I'm really proud of that!

  2. You're a rockstar!! Way to go on your mile run!! I'm signed up for my first 5k in July 2013. My goal is to be able to at least walk it in under an hour. I'm working on trying to run a mile without stopping, haven't done it yet but am getting closer!!

  3. Big milestone! That is so exciting!
    I am planning to run a full 5K for the first time on 4/20! I've done 2 previously in just under 40 minutes so I hope to beat that time but ill be happy with no walk breaks!!