I’ve started the last week of the Couch to 5K program today. So, I ran for 30 minutes straight. Woo Hoo!
However, about 13 minutes from the end of my run I started experiencing this sharp, jabbing pain in my lower right side. OH, it hurt so bad!! I wanted to quit, but I knew I couldn’t. I told myself that if I couldn’t keep going because it got worse, only then would I stop.
I’m not sure if it’s the lack of water that caused the pain or the quick pace. I have this feeling I started out a tad faster than normal and maybe that was the problem.
So, I slowed down my running and kept getting those laps done until I realized that the pain wasn’t so bad any more.
Do you know how good it feels to push yourself past some pain and finish what you set out to do? Boy it was horrible, and I was even jogging for a few minutes with my hand on my side, but I wouldn’t quit. It was a good feeling to get through it and I’m so proud I did that today.
How about you? Feel free to share a time you broke through something that could’ve stopped you on your weight loss journey. How did it feel when you came out victorious? I know we’d all love to hear about it. 🙂