Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Running Accomplishment

I just got back from a run with Matt and I just hit a major running accomplishment for myself so I wanted to write a quick blog post about it.

As you my know I am not a very good runner. I can run a little on the treadmill but I have a mental block when it comes to running – especially outside. I’m working on it and a while back Matt and I decided to start the C25K program. We’ve completed week 3 and were to start week 4.

On our drive home today we started talking about running and about distance running. Without telling you word-for-word our conversation we decided to just run today and see how far we (or I)could go. We came home had a bagel and some pb and put on a running shoes and off we went.

We ended up running 3km.

I know that might not seem like a lot for some runners out there but I have never run more then 2km outside – EVER!! I am very proud of this accomplishment. We completed it in just under 20 mins (19:15) and our second 1.5km was faster then the second half so I’m getting better.

Anyways, I’m now going to shower and figure out what’s for supper. I hope everyone else enjoyed a beautiful sunny day too!

~ Katie :)

Question: Does anyone else have a recent accomplishment that they are proud of? I really never thought I’d ever be able to run farther then 2km and accomplishing that goal just helps to boost my confidence in running.


Rachael said...

i just had to google km to mile LOL. Congrats!!! Don't you feel amazing for doing something that you never thought you could do?

Running is SO mental! My last long run was 35 minutes straight. That's the first time I've ever run that long without stopping...ever!

Nicole said...

Congrats on running your farthest! That is such a wonderful accomplishment and you are so on your way to 5k! My recent goal would be continuing to do yoga. I really never thought I would love it as much as I do!

Lex said...

I am in the EXACT same boat as you! I just ran 4k TWICE this week for the first time ever. It was BRUTAL but I was SOOOOO proud of myself. Working towards 5k +. It isn't easy but these mini accomplishments help keep me motivated!!!

RunDiRun said...

Congratulations!! Fabulous milestone!!

Jaime said...

Any milestone is a good milestone, especially when you aren't expecting it! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

I'm just catching up on your blog after a crazy couple of weeks. Great job with the running!!!