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.
Posted by Melissa