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today I ran a mile!

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Old 06-21-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default today I ran a mile!

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. So proud of me
Side note: I definitely out ran the skinny girl who quit after 4 min of running
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very inspiring!!!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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Thank you very much I was so excited, can't wait to go running again tomorrow
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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Super! I bet in a month you will be able to run 2 miles!
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #5
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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
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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!!
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Congrats!!! I Know how exciting and rewarding that can be!!!! Keep it up!!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:49 PM   #8
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Just goes to show "fitness" isn't all about being thin! You go girl! Keep up the good work!
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:56 PM   #9
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Just goes to show "fitness" isn't all about being thin! You go girl! Keep up the good work!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #10
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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!
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Good for you! Way to push yourself also. Shows a little work can really go a long way =]
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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!
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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!
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:59 PM   #14
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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?
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #15
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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
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