Mini-Goals - Pardon me, I must toot my own horn.

07-23-2009, 10:57 PM
Well, this really hasn't been a conscious goal of mine, but I've NEVER been able to do this in my WHOLE life, even when I was at my thinnest, and I did it today.

I ran my first mile! The WHOLE mile! Not like run for 5 minutes, walk for 5, run for 5. The ENTIRE thing. And I actually kept going and ran another quarter mile!!:carrot:

My husband rode his bike along next to me and cheered me on the whole time. He kept giving me encouragement and telling me I could do it. That was the reason I made it.

It felt great. :)

07-23-2009, 10:58 PM
That is incredible!! Congrats! What a sweet hubby you have too :D :hug:

07-23-2009, 11:02 PM

You must feel wonderful. Especially having your own cheering section along for encouragement.

Way to go!!

Late to the game
07-24-2009, 12:36 AM
Woo hoo to you! Great job!

07-24-2009, 12:38 AM
Congrats! Yeah, even as a kid, I've never run a mile withouth walking parts. It's a definite goal of mine.

07-24-2009, 02:07 AM
THat is awesome! You must feel like dancing in the streets! :)

07-25-2009, 06:14 PM
Yeah we actually did dance! My husband's brother was riding his bike too and when we got to a certain point, they both rode ahead, and got off their bikes. My husband then proceeded to take his shirt off and they held it out like a ribbon at the end of a race and I ran through it! It was really cute!

07-25-2009, 06:43 PM
Awwww, Candie that was so sweet of your husband.

A HUGE congratulations to you!!!!! I have just been able to run an entire mile and it is no small feat. Well, not to me anyway.

TOOT away!! We all deserve gloating rights every now and then. Those are the things that keep us going and aiming higher :)

Coffee Luver
07-27-2009, 09:47 PM
That's wonderful! Congratulations!!

07-27-2009, 10:00 PM
Congratulations !

07-27-2009, 10:04 PM
nice going...

07-27-2009, 10:08 PM
that is so wonderful! Congrats!!!

my long term goal is to run a 10 mile road race they have here in the city and it seems like such a big challenge to me right now that seeing other people acheive little goals makes me think that one day I'll be able to do it.

thanks for the inspiration!

07-27-2009, 10:14 PM
:yay: Congrats!!!!!!!!

07-27-2009, 10:24 PM

07-28-2009, 09:08 AM
Wow! Great job! Congrats!!! :hug:

07-28-2009, 09:20 AM
That's great! I can't even remember the last time I ran a mile without stopping; it was probably 20 or more years ago. I hope to follow your example.

07-28-2009, 11:11 AM
Great job. I can feel your enthusiasm. Keep up the good work.