Mini-Goals - today I ran a mile!




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willowtree17
06-21-2011, 03:27 PM
I can walk forever, and I can walk quickly for a very long time as well, but I have never been a runner. I've been on a diet, and have lost a good deal of weight, and I haven't been going to the gym as regularly as I would like, but I still do some form of exercise everyday. So yesterday I went back to the gym, and I started running. Previously I was only able to run a max of 3 min, yesterday I was able to do six! I was so thrilled with myself, and I gave myself a goal that I would be able to run for 10min straight by the end of june. Well I went back this morning and I got on the treadmill, started running and was tired at 3 min again, but I wouldn't let myself quit until I got to the six I hit yesterday, by min 5 I had hit my stride, and a girl (a very pretty much skinnier than me girl mind you) got on beside me and started running in the same pattern, so that made it easier as well, plus it gave me motivation. Today I was able to run for 11.5 min straight which equaled about 1.21 miles. What I was giving myself a month to accomplish I found out I already could do if I didn't let myself quit. :carrot: So proud of me
Side note: I definitely out ran the skinny girl who quit after 4 min of running


mamato2boys
06-21-2011, 04:01 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very inspiring!!!!
:congrat:

willowtree17
06-21-2011, 06:21 PM
Thank you very much I was so excited, can't wait to go running again tomorrow


lauralyn
06-21-2011, 06:23 PM
:carrot: Super! I bet in a month you will be able to run 2 miles!

willowtree17
06-21-2011, 06:27 PM
Well I certainly hope I will, that is my new goal for the short term, my long term goal is going to be to run a marathon next spring. But baby steps 1 mile today marathon tomorrow :)

kristia117
06-21-2011, 06:33 PM
yay congrats! that is so awesome, i need to get the motivation that you have! i too get very tired whenever i start running on a tredmill, i can only do it for about 5 mins at most (on a good day!). i'm definitely going to to try again more since you just motivated me!!

mhill0823
06-21-2011, 06:47 PM
Congrats!!! I Know how exciting and rewarding that can be!!!! Keep it up!!!

elizabethyellow
06-21-2011, 06:49 PM
Just goes to show "fitness" isn't all about being thin! You go girl! Keep up the good work!

kristia117
06-21-2011, 06:56 PM
Just goes to show "fitness" isn't all about being thin! You go girl! Keep up the good work!

^^SOO TRUE!!

lagorditadecolorado
06-21-2011, 07:41 PM
I agree, very inspiring! I'm a long way from where you are but it's good to know it actually is possible :) keep up the good work!

keller237
06-21-2011, 08:39 PM
Good for you! Way to push yourself also. Shows a little work can really go a long way =]

fatferretfanatic
06-21-2011, 09:05 PM
Awesome. For me, having a athletic goal is as important as having a weight goal. One propels the other. I am so glad you met one of yours! congrats!

sunlover
06-21-2011, 11:30 PM
What an awesome accomplishment! I guess we can all do more than we think...we just need to push ourselves harder. You should be really proud of yourself!

AriRuns
06-21-2011, 11:59 PM
Congrats! When I finally hit my first mile, it was very similar-- I wanted to stop after 4 minutes but talked myself into sticking it out for 6. Ended up running 1.25 miles when the farthest I had done before that was 0.5!

It's amazing what our bodies can do when our minds don't get in the way, isn't it?

willowtree17
06-22-2011, 12:39 PM
Yes it really is! Thank you so much for all the wonderful support this site is just fantastic! i often times think of it as the verizon "network" commercials, where the people walk around with a thousand people at their backs, makes getting through the day to day easier :)

elizabethyellow
06-22-2011, 01:20 PM
Great example! It is like a network! GO TEAM :D

kristia117
06-22-2011, 04:18 PM
haha that just made me laugh...that is a very good way to think of it though!! :)

Redgrl
06-23-2011, 09:29 AM
That's fantastic! What a great feeling it must have been! :)