2.12.2009

A Thousand Words Thursday


Sometimes, being ahead of schedule is particularly exhilarating. Notice that I'm ahead of schedule with Hal Higdon's plan...do you know how geeked I get when I get to whip out my Sharpie marker and write that I've gone a quarter of a mile over the plan???
I started running a couple weeks ago. I've often stated that "my body isn't made for running", but my New Year's resolution was to get back in shape. I began by walking on the treadmill...but I got to the point where I was walking so fast I thought I'd see what would happen if I tried running again. My goal was to be able to run a mile before my birthday (Feb. 19th)...but as you can see, I've doubled my goal and I still have about a week to go before my birthday! I'm also contemplating participating in a 5K on St. Patty's Day.
I think in the past I have done "too much too soon" with running. I ended up dreading the days I had to run and eventually gave up and went back to walking. This time, I really wanted to fall in love with running. By taking it slowly I've really grown to look forward to the days I run.
It really is true...slow and steady wins the race :)
And you know what else? I haven't lost a single pound! But, I DON'T CARE! I feel so fabulous and that is enough for me to keep up with my plan. Even my husband said that I seem more confident in general. Gotta love "runner's high".
I just thought I'd share this with you all...just incase some of you momma's out there had a New Year's resolution that you've been struggling with. Just remember that it's worth it...and if you have to make changes slowly, that's always better than not trying at all!

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13 comments:

jallen said...

way to go!!!! i can't wait to join you:)

scraps_n_stuff said...

hooray for you!!! keep it up girl.

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

Becca...you inspire me. I keep telling Mike that I'll get in shape if he buys me a Wii and a Wii Fit. ;) Maybe I should get off my bum.

Sarah said...

Nice Job! I'm training for a Triathlon in July, I also get SO excited when i go above and beyond on my training!

Stacy (Random Cool Chick) said...

GREAT job! Happy ATWT! :)

MOMMY-MOMO said...

good job! How fun! I'm running a 10k in a couple months! i post how i did :)

Sarah said...

Good job! I love running. Keep going!

Andrea Frederick said...

i don't have your passion for exercise, but think it's great just the same!

NateAndJakesMom said...

Great job, but I would expect nothing less from someone born on 2/19! (that's my birthday too!)

April said...

Good for you! Happy ATWT!

Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely said...

Wow, great job!

The Mom Jen said...

Keep up the great work!

itsahumanzoo said...

Way to go! I definitely would be behind schedule. You're a better person than me!