Today (Thursday) we didn't make it to kettlebell class on time, which is terrible because I actually enjoy the torture of the class.
Now, I have not been shy about the fact that I don't like the gym. I really don't like to workout at the gym...I get bored very easily. But I had to do something....I needed to get our money's worth for the childcare we paid for.
So of course, I head right over to my default...the dreadmill. I started with a half mile walk, praying that some motivation would kick in FAST! After feeling warmed up, I sped the treadmill up to 5.0, 5.5, wow feeling fairly easy...6.0. I stayed at 6.0. How long could I stay at this speed? Usually 6.0 is fairly speedy for me. I normally do 6.0 for half a mile in between slower miles.
Could I do 3 miles at 6.0? 4 miles? 6 miles? Yeah, why not!?! 6 at 6...sounds good to me.
And it was on! Once I put my mind to it, I knew I would to do. Whether it took me an hour or all day...I would do.
AND I DID IT!!!! NON-STOP!!!!
Okay, know to many runners out there, 6.0 isn't that fast. According to the treadmill, it was only a 10 minute mile. But I swear that felt a lot faster. Each one of my miles during my 8 mile run on Saturday was under 10 minutes...these 6 miles felt a lot faster than that!
But anyway, the point is that I did it! I have NEVER...
1. Run more than 5 miles on a treadmill...cuz I hate it.
2. Run more than 1 mile at one time at 6.0...usually it is a little "burst" at 6.0 followed by a mile or two at 5.5.
This is how I felt after my big achievement.
|Ahh! I did it!|
I just ran my little heart out!
I totally showed myself today that I really can do this running thing. That I really can get better. Someday be a strong runner. A fast runner.
So I give myself a thumbs up...I would give myself 2 thumbs up, but I'm holding my phone :)
Recognizing and celebrating my accomplishments...this is definitely one of them.
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How is going for you?
Any milestones?How do you over come a "running slump"?