Thursday, March 19, 2009

I did something I have NEVER done before.


Tonight I went to personal training. I had the exact opposite experience from last week. I had my session with Matt and then I stayed for an extra 1/2 hour afterwards. I asked him what he would like me to do. He said, "Go on the treadmill and walk 5, run 10 for 30." I said, "Um what? Did you just say walk 5, run 10?" He said, "Yup." I said, "I'll try." Well, I'm excited to report that I walked 5, ran 10, walked 30 seconds, ran 1 1/2 minutes, which was 1 mile in 17 minutes. That is a personal best for me. Then I walked 3, ran 5, walked 2, ran 3. I did 2 miles in 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Remember this was all after Matt kicked my butt in a personal training session. If I didn't feel like I was going to puke I probably would have cried. I just took my run in 1 minute intervals until I reached the 10 minutes. Last week Matt asked me to run 4 and I hit a wall mentally and thought I was going to die. Today I just told myself you can do it and I did it. What a HUGE difference in just one week.

This just goes to show you that no matter what you think you CAN'T do you really can with the right mind set.

2 comments:

run4change said...

Congrats meepa. That is how it all started for me. You can do this you see!!!! I went from exactly the same amount of weight to lose as you and started running the exact same way and I ended up at the finish line of a 50 miler. You'll get that Ironman no doubt. Great job

M said...

all it takes is that one break through that you can reflect on in hard times - knowing that you did it before silences all the voices that say "you can't."

So so so aweseom. It's is so great to watch you moving forward!