Saturday, October 09, 2010
So, I've never been a runner. I was a sickly child, so I never had to run for gym class and then as I got older... well. It just never happened. So... a goal of mine for a long time as been to run a mile. Last month, I started the C25K program. Couch Potato to (2) 5K. I was really stuggling at first but one rainy day, went to the gym to run on the treadmill. That is MUCH easier for me! Anyways, I've progressed and now I'm on week 5. At the end of week 5, you're supposed to be able to jog for 20 min. That seemed pretty lofty to me, but whatever. I went to the gym this morning to see just how long I could jog and to see if I would finally be able to run a mile!
Previously, on the C25K program I ran for 8 min... I'm running (well...jogging) at a 15 m/m pace. Pretty slow, but whatever! I'm doing it!
So I started out my jog today, and of course after 2 min, I was like "18 more min!" ugh! But I kept it up... I jogged and jogged. At 12 and someodd secs left to go I was pretty freaking excited because I could for sure do 3 more min! and then I would have RUN A MILE!!!!! (deep sigh) just after my 13 min mark, my hand brushed against that DAMN emergency stop button. A STRING A CURSE WORDS. UGH! DH said I should try jogging on a track, so maybe I'll do that next. Stupid Stupid treadmill. So... anyways... I ALMOST did it today! That's good right?