After 3 long months of hard work I did it! On this cool, crisp October morning, I ran 3.1 miles! As I started out this morning I stepped out of the house, and it was cold! I quickly went back in and changed from tank top to t-shirt. My body has been so used to hot and humid it didn't quite know how to react to cold. Nevertheless, my body adjusted and pushed past the 3 mile goal today.
That first mile is not so bad now. I start out with a slow, steady pace and give my body time to warm up. I went my usual route this morning which took me by the pond I love behind my house. After the first mile, I begin the 2nd mile down the road past the 1/2 mile pond. This morning I noticed 5 geese out by the side of the road looking for food. They gave me a look as I passed by. I came to the end of the street and turned around for mile 3. As I ran passed the geese again they honked at me seeming to say, "You can do it! Keep going!" And, I did! I kept running and pushed myself to finish that last mile. Instead of stopping at 3 miles I went a little bit more, and then walked the rest of the way home grinning and thinking how awesome that just felt! My goal to jog 3 miles is achieved!