Thursday, January 21, 2010

When Horrible becomes the new Easy

If you had told me a month ago that I would be able to run over 7 miles at a time and around 20 miles weekly I would have called you crazy. Back in 2009 I would run 2.2 or 2.4 miles and be exhausted after I was done. The very idea of running 4 or 5 miles was horrifying to me. Running was just something I did because we had a treadmill at home and I feel I need to lose some weight.

Now after just 21 days I am totally addicted to running and am aiming for 13 miles for my half marathon. Today I ran at 4.6 miles/hr for literally an hour and I could sing along with my Ipod the whole time. I only stopped becaues it is supposed to be a low impact day for me and I thought 65 minutes was enough. In just three weeks I’ve pushed myself into a place where running is something I really look forward to and enjoy doing. I love to run outside with Lillian and inside I watch TV or just think to myself. I love that I have a goal and am doing so well to achieve it. Now I just have to find the right balance of running and eating so that I don’t have issues with hydration and low glucose levels when I hit 10 miles but that’s okay, all in good time. Plus, I know my marathon book I bought will help with that. So now I go to sleep with a smile on my face and dream of my next day’s right.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing! You must be a natural runner. It took me months to get up to that, and I always worked out (just didn't run).