Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I ran for 3 minutes!

I have never been much of a runner, but I am slowly changing that. When I started the year I began doing the Couch to 5k training plan. The first week has you run a minute and walk for a minute and a half, and repeat for 30 minutes - and it was really hard. After a couple months it was starting to feel easy, so I moved on to week 2 - running for a minute and a half, walking between. A couple months of that and running for a minute and a half wasn't so bad. So I checked out week 3 - and you have to run for 3 minutes! That's a long time. I tried it last week and couldn't make it :(

But yesterday I tried again. Running a minute and walking a minute, running two minutes and walking two minutes, then I tried running 3 minutes - and I did it! I breezed right past the two minute mark and felt great so I kept going! It was awesome! I can't believe I did it!

It's just another sign of how my body has been improving with all this exercise and weight loss. At the stables on Saturday I helped out with a children's riding class where I had to walk around and around the arena and occasionally jog alongside the horse as they trotted, and I had no problem keeping up and wasn't even winded after the trotting! And now I ran 3 minutes! It is great to challenge myself and push to see what I can do, and discover I really can do it!

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1 comment:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That is so freaking cool!!!! I'm proud of you!
You'll be running miles instead of minutes before you know it! Yay you!!!!

~Lisa