One year ago on December 16th I posted about how I jogged my first mile all the way through. It took me 16 minutes and I was never so proud of a workout as I was that day.
I still can’t tell you what spurred me to try running, but after seeing I could run a mile I decided to try more. I had caught the running bug.
In January I started the Couch to 5K
running program and ran my first 5K
in April. It was a turtle pace, but I jogged that entire 5K in 43:44.
On and off since then I’ve continued my running. Today I’m happy to say that I reached my running goal for the Hot 100 Challenge by jogging for 25 minutes straight at 4.8 mph. I actually felt like I was at a quick, easy pace for me for the first three quarters of the run. It didn’t become really difficult until the last 5-10 minutes. By then I was almost done, so I knew I couldn’t quit.
One year and twenty some pounds later and I’ve improved my running from a 16-minute mile to a 12:30-minute mile for two miles consecutively. Glory!!
With improvements like this I’ll be quick as a cricket in no time! (Mom, that was for you… *grin*)
Have a great day everyone!!
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