Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Getting There

Let me start off by saying, I have never been into the whole running thing. I've played sports that you're chasing a ball or something. I've NEVER been one to run for fun. Now after having my daughter who is 7, I want to be a positive role model for her and show her how beneficial being healthy and in shape it is for yourself. Also, I would like to be in great shape as I get older, so when she has her own family, I can keep up with my grandkids. Anywho, I have decided that I will run for fun and enjoy it. I'm not going to lie, at first I so did not enjoy it. I did however know that I need to get through the hard part of being out of shape and get to where I needed to be. So, this brings me to lastnight, I was doing my usual stretching and told my self I will run 1 mile straight no stopping. So I did my warm up and then started my run. I will tell you too, I had thoughts going through my head of why I should slow down and walk. But I didn't, I kept on running and I did it. I have never been more proud of myself. I wanted to tell everyone, as a matter of fact once I finished my workout, I called my mom lol. This totally shows me that I can do it if I set my mind to it. I know that 1 mile is like nothing for alot of people, but it is just a stepping stone for me and I want to do a 5k then maybe a half marathon or something. I totally admire the people who just kick ass and run 3-4 miles or more daily. I am working on that for myself.