Ever have someone’s comment give you that extra push? Well I have, and its a good thing!
First off, let me tell you this person by no means meant to hurt my feelings. They truly do support me, however, they know me probably better than I know myself. I am the queen of starting things with every intention of finishing them, but some, well… I don’t. I am…. okay, I’ll admit it, I am very impulsive. My dear husband and good friend from college can attest to this.
So, when I asked this person if they would be waiting for me at the finish line when I run the 1/2 marathon, they said, “sure”. But it was the WAY they said it. You know. The, sure I will but I know I won’t have to because it will never happen, “sure”.
Now, like I said, this person knows me very well.. probably better than myself. And fully believes that I CAN do this. They are just not sure that I will WANT to follow through with it. They do believe that I want to. And do believe that I can. Just not sure that I will want to as time passes. And they are probably right. But, by them saying this, well, it gives me that extra motivation to keep going!
But as I stand today, I WANT TO DO THIS. Not for the sake of saying that I ran a marathon. Not for proving this person wrong. But because I want to do this for me. For my body and for my health. I know I have it in me to become a stronger person and I also know that doing this will improve other areas of my life. I think I may be watching too much of the Biggest Loser! So with that, on to day 3!
Day 3 is the same as the other days, start with a brisk five-minute warm up walk then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes, then a 5 minute cool down. It went well and I felt like I could go longer. But again, I didn’t. I did up my speed on the treadmill though.
After the workout I went to Charm City Run to be fitted for running shoes. The lady was wonderful and I settled for a pair of Brooks. I truly am excited to start week 2 on Wednesday to feel the difference the shoes make.
Its funny, as of right now its nice and easy, and I like it! I feel very accomplished that I got in a 20 minute workout. But seriously, who am I kidding, I am pretty much walking right now. As I look to weeks ahead and see that I have to run for 5 minutes straight, then 10 then 20, honestly it scares me. But I am hoping, by writing it all down, I will look back and see how far I came and that it really wasn’t all that bad.