Friday, June 20, 2008

My first 5K!

Wow, I'm totally proud of myself. On my run this morning, I ended up deciding to try for 5K. I didn't have a particular route planned ahead, but I knew that at my normal pace it'd take me just under an hour to cover that distance -- so I went for it. I ended up covering 3.2 miles in exactly an hour. It blows my mind that just three months ago I could barely run for 60 seconds, and now I can run ten times that!

I don't know whether to be more proud of the distance I covered, or the amount of time I was out there on the road, running all the way! OK, I will be proud of both. It's pretty awesome, even if I am super slow. :) I know a lot of people would balk at running for an hour straight, you know?

I also had a good weigh-in, my lowest weight so far at 307.2.

Hopefully today I will feel a little better about everything. I was pretty sad when I went to bed. My stepdad isn't doing too well, and I can't stop thinking about him and worrying about the pain he's in, etc. plus all the other stupid crap I worry about in my life, as usual.

I'm really glad it's Friday, I will tell you that much. I'm going to a birthday party on Sunday that's in my honor, along with my two younger cousins -- we're all June babies. I also have a lot of catching up to do on lawn and garden activities, since it's been raining here almost every day. It's supposed storm all weekend, too, but we'll see, hopefully I can at least mow the lawn quick. It is well on its way to jungle status at this point!

One. Day. At. A. Time. It's the only thought that gets me through lately.


Cammy said...

AWESOME! Either way you look at it, it's a tremendous accomplishment. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! that's FABULOUS!

Michelle said...

O.M.G. Congratulations!! I know that feeling finally accomplishing your first 5k distance and it's awesome! Great job! Isn't it amazing how our bodies respond? I'm still amazed I can jog at all, let alone 3 miles. You are rocking!

Anonymous said...

Wow dude that is incredibly awesome!

Liberte said...

That is so wonderful!! im so happy for you :D
Id also just like to say how inspiring it is to read your blog, as well as cammy and michelle, you have all motivated me so much, to make changes to my life, gradually replacing bad habits with good, thanks for sharing with us :)