Okay, maybe someone shouldn’t get so excited over something like this, but hey… I’ve probably not done anything like this in 10+ years. What, you ask, did I do?? I did my first long outside run today! It was rainy and cold and a Saturday morning but….. I DID IT! My total was 3 miles today. I ran the first full mile then intervaled after that (running/ walking). I finished in under 40 minutes with an average of 4.6mph. I am so happy right now, it’s bordering on silly. Beth had warned me that outdoor running was different than treadmill running, because I’d have to propel myself and there are hills and things like that. Well, she didn’t lie. BUT, the first mile felt great, and really the whole way through my legs and feet felt great too (the Asics I got absolutely ROCK)!
I hope to eventually work up to running the first two then the whole three, but that will come in time. For toady, I’m very pleased with my performance and that I did it! In my mind this was one of the first BIG hurdles to get over and I had a lot of butterflies this past week. I almost psyched myself out before even getting out there to try. I think part of me needs to get past the “all or nothing” thoughts. Sure, I did some walking, but I think it probably broke down to running 2 miles walking 1. Even if it wasn’t that, you know what?? That’s OKAY too.
I can do this! Praise God!!