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I did it!!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

For the first time, I was able to do a slow (and I do mean slow) jog around the entire park! It's about 1 1/4 miles roughly, and I didn't stop until I reached the end. I am SO excited! Of course, my Achilles was numb during the process, but now it throbs (always does after walking or lawn cutting, so this is nothing new sadly). My chest and breathing felt pretty good throughout. It was more my lower back that was getting sore (no doubt from the tummy bouncing up and down LOL!) It felt like my butt was going to bounce off the asphalt with every step I took, which I've noticed is the biggest discomfort out of everything, but even that went away after away (the feeling, not my butt) emoticon

I'm just tickled as can be that I did this. And it was all on a whim. My husband and I were taking our dog for a walk and I decided to just to a slow jog next to them...and then I just kept jogging. People were passing us left and right in their own versions of slow runs (looked like racers compared to me!) and I didn't feel the least bit self-conscious. My gray t-shirt will all darkened from sweating and I just kept going.

This gives me great hope to be able to do this more and more as I get stronger and more fit.

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  • GLACIERLILY
    WAY TO GO!!!! You are awesome! I'm so happy for you I remember the first time I ran a whole 5K without taking a walk break... it is such a high!


    I don't know what your post workout routine is currently, but stretching followed by 15 min of ice on a chronic problem spot (like your Achilles) made a big difference for me. Plus, I have forced myself to live by the mandate, if you don't have the time to do the warm up and cool down properly, don't do it. In the past I have been really bad about "running through pain" and ended up with some nasty overuse injuries.

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    3914 days ago
  • MONKEYGETSFIT
    This is so awesome!! I am so proud of you. Isn't it amazing the things we can learn about ourselves and our strength on "whims"? You are right, it doesn't matter how fast you were going... you jogged over a mile without stopping. YAY!! Remember... I only did that for the first time last December. Pretty soon you'll be doing this more and more and you'll surprise yourself with how much you can accomplish. Keep believing and keep pushing.
    3937 days ago
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    CONGRATS - that's awesome, what a great feeling that had to have been, all your hard work is paying off!!!

    Keep it up, you're doing great! emoticon
    3949 days ago
  • KISHEGER
    OMG, that is so beautiful!! Go, girl. I cannot do that so now you are someone to emulate.

    Congrats, be sure as heck proud, lady!!!

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    Erika
    3955 days ago
  • GOGETUMX2
    Great job Shannon!!! You did it!!!

    3961 days ago
  • SUNFLOWERGRRL
    You just keep runnin' girl! WAY TO GO! I hope you are feeling pretty dang proud of yourself! emoticon
    3965 days ago
  • DACIUS
    i need to know... did you Rocky Dance??? LOL!!!

    Great job Shannon!!! You totally rock. I noticed no comments on the girls, so you must have good control going on there. If you are self concious about the bounce... get some compression shorts. They work wonders for the loose parts. Trust me!!!!

    As far as the pace... there will always be someone faster. you are your own competitor, so go by your won pace and work to better yourself by your own standards.

    Awesome job!!! I am smiling like crazy over here.
    3966 days ago
  • SIRCATNIP1
    Way to go, Shannon! emoticon
    3966 days ago
  • DAISEYDUCK
    Smiling as I read this! Good for you! There's no stopping you now! :)
    3966 days ago
  • ASPOTTR
    AWAESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!! emoticon emoticon

    I take it you are having a better day than you were on Friday now!!!!
    3966 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4572709
    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! You must be so proud of yourself!
    3966 days ago
  • HUGS2015
    Good for you, Shannon! I know that you are so proud! You will get stronger and stronger as you jog along! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3967 days ago
  • GIGALENA
    Shannon that is so awesome. You should be proud! WTG!
    3967 days ago
  • BERGIE8771
    Oh what a feeling of accomplishment!

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    3967 days ago
  • RUGGER1869
    I did a mile today @ 12 min/mi on the treadmill. I only held the rails a couple of times. That being said, there's a HUGE difference between treadmill running and running outside. Outside is much more difficult. Congrats! I hope to be there with you soon.

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    3967 days ago
  • SI1V3RBACK

    What a great accomplishment !!! WTG Woodsy. I so can relate to that first major breakthrough for exercising. There will be many more milestones in your future !!

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    3967 days ago
  • LIQUID11
    I am certain all close friends must feel the same way I do!

    PROUD TO HAVE YOU AS A FRIEND!!

    For me jogging is something haunting my mind for years now, and for the same reason DACIUS represents my paradigm of hard exercising beyond excuses and obstacles. I am sure if I was to spend three months with him as a trainer, the experience would be similar to the training that Rocky Balboa undertook when preparing to face Ivan Drago… LOL
    Jesus Christ!!
    I think I have to try and jog for a while to see how it feels.

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    Andreas
    3967 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/6/2010 4:13:58 PM
  • SHERBERT28
    emoticon emoticon That's super! It just came to you and felt good to do it, so you just kept going! Very inspiring! And what a beautiful day for jog! So proud of you, Shannon!! emoticon emoticon
    3967 days ago
  • MJMEISSN
    You go girl!! I applaud your success! emoticon
    3967 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4019666
    emoticon Way to go girl!! You'll be running with me in no time. And you are right, no need to feel self-conscious...no one gives a rats "you know what" how you look because you were doing something the majority of people today weren't...getting that body to move. (Make sure you ice and stretch that that achilles tendon well or whatever your doc has told you to do :-)) emoticon
    3967 days ago
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    You are the bomb sistah! So proud of you!!
    3967 days ago
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    3967 days ago
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