Friday, September 6, 2013

I Didn't Think I Could Do It

Remember when I said that running and I have a love-hate relationship. Well, these past couple days I have been loving it!

I ran my fastest mile two nights ago. I didn't think I could do it, but a lot of supportive people thought I could, so I went out there and did it!


I didn't think I could run a 12 minute mile. My goal for September was to run a 12:30 minute mile, because even that was a challenge a couple weeks ago. I just didn't think I had it in me to run a 12 minute mile. 

When I love running, like I do today, I love it because it takes me places I never thought I could go. Note to future self: Life truly begins beyond your comfort zone. You just have to push yourself there.

I told myself that I wasn't going to weigh myself until Sunday, but I gave in early and checked-in this morning. I am still hanging in there at 231 lbs; same as last weekend. This is bitter-sweet. Bitter because I just want to be out of the 230's already and sweet because I didn't gain any weight from the picnic food I ate during Labor Day!

Last night, I had a dream about running. I was running the Color Run and I was passing people. I was running the entire 5K, and I felt great. I think that it's time to just come out and say that I want to be able to run a 5K without stopping one day. Last night, I did it in my dreams, and it felt amazing. The goal of running a 5K without stopping scares me, but; I've also heard that if you're dreams don't scare you, you aren't dreaming big enough. I'm literally dreaming about this, so I am determined to make it a reality. It will take a while, but if running has taught me anything it has taught me that if you don't give up, you'll get to where you want to be.

2 comments:

  1. Yay! Great job on cutting down your mile time!

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  2. Is your mile run your whole workout? I'm just wondering, because I know studies say that in order to lose weight, we need at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous exercise. Just trying to help with some advice on how you might be able to break out of your weight loss rut :) Great job on your mile though!

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