PERSEVERE AND PUSH!!!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
To think that just about 3 weeks ago I had only jogged about 3 minutes and then had to stop. It was really a big deal for me to jog 5 minutes without stopping. And through these last few weeks I just kept pushing and persevering... no matter how hard it was. No matter how many times my body resisted and my brain doubted. There were other factors at work here - my heart and my will.
My heart said, "If you want to achieve it, you have to push until it's impossible to push anymore." My will said, "I don't care if you break your kneecaps - you're gonna get this done!" Obviously my will is the loose cannon in all of this. lol
In the last 3 weeks I have gone from struggling through 5 minutes to completing 2 miles of jogging, without stopping. 2 miles! It wasn't pretty, gosh I looked gross and sweaty and red-faced. But, though my time was slow, it was 27:54 minutes that I achieved 100% by jogging. My end goal is to not walk at all in my 5k in March. That puts me at a pace of just under 14 minutes per mile. I have about a month left and more distance to add. I will keep working on pushing myself and persevering.
I have given up on almost anything that's been hard in my life. Why struggle, right? WRONG! That's how I got to 302 pounds. I'm 291 and working my way down and this time I'm finishing this race... the whole, long race. It's a journey, all right. But in the end, it will be so worth it all. Every ache, every pain, every tear that fell. I am finally getting my life back.