It's been 6 weeks, and I'm finally able to run 1 mile without stopping! What an awesome feeling that is! I remember when I first started out I could barely make it down my street, and now I'm running around my neighborhood like I own it! Well, I guess I'll share it with a few other fellow runners and maybe the nonrunners too.
I'm actually amazed that I decided to start running at all. I have never been a runner, and the couple of times I attempted some jogging I would end up making excuses to myself and quit. Not this time! Maybe it was the turning 43 that did it. I started out wanting to lose weight, but it turned into a goal of running in a 5k event. As I train for this event, I love challenging myself to see what I can do. Of course the losing weight and toning up is also happening. My exercise program has completely changed my daily habits and attitude. I no longer find myself grabbing whatever junk food I find, and when I'm stressed I take it out during my running time. I may be running more now that school has started back.
So, on to more running and moving up to 2 miles. But first, I think I'll reward myself by going out to buy new shoes (new running shoes)!