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.


Anonymous 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!