I did it!! I DID IT!! HOLY SHIT I DID IT!!!!! I ran a freaking mile. I have never been able to run a mile non-stop, from start to finish, without needing to slow down and walk some parts. I am so proud of myself right now. Simply for being able to run a mile nonstop. When I got on the track, I had my doubts I’d be able to do it. I thought I would end up run/walking it on and off. In the first lap (.25mi) my calves and shins started killing me. My shins have always killed me and prevented me from running. But I fought through it. The next two laps were okay. The beginning of the last lap is when it got really hard again and I was thinking of giving up. My legs felt like they were going to collapse underneath me because my muscles weren’t used to it. I felt so… wobbly. Does that make sense? You know the feeling when the exercise gets harder you involuntarily go faster (for example when doing jumping jacks). It was that kind of feeling. But I fought through it and I did it!! :)) I can’t even believe I ran it in 10min 20 seconds. I was expecting a much much much higher time… like 14min or something.
I hate tooting my own horn. But gosh… so freaking proud right now. Now that I have a base to work off of, I can work on my distance and my speed. I don’t like to run, and I definitely don’t see it becoming my main form of exercise. But it is definitely something new that I will be throwing into my routine every once in a while. My body can use the shock. I can’t wait until the weather gets warmer, then maybe I’ll venture out and run a route in the park, or around a nice neighborhood instead of the track.