Monday, June 7, 2010

Thirty Minutes

There was a time, when I wasn't sure I would ever be able to run a minute. I could barely walk a mile comfortably, so there was no way I would ever be able to run.

Then I worked harder. I survived the Jillian's shredding. I kept walking until a mile became two, became three miles in under an hour. I biked to work with forty-five pounds of kid and gear.

I still didn't believe that I would actually become a runner.

I started though, determined to conquer something new in my quest for a healthier me.

A ran for a minute. One minute became ninety seconds. Ninety seconds became two minutes, became three minutes. Then five, eight and ten.

Tonight it was 30 minutes. 2.14 miles.

I have a hard time imagining that I will ever go faster than I do right now. But my 15 minute mile has already become a 14.5 minute mile. Eventually, with some luck and a lot of hard work, it will be a 10 minute mile.

10 comments:

andreaberg said...

Holy crap...I am so impressed! You are amazing. I can't believe you are practically there. I bet if you just kept going, especially with the race day adrennaline you would be able to do a 5k.

I will be there with you...soon.

beautyredefined said...

That's awesome! Congrats! The 10 minute mile always seems to be my goal. I made it once a few summers ago (assuming I was only running a mile or so), but it can be elusive. I'm hoping to get back there someday!

Ms. Huis Herself said...

Hooray! Congrats! Yay!!!!!

Jen said...

Isn't it amazing?! Yay congrats!

Pusher said...

You rock so hard.

kristen said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations!

Birdie said...

SUPERSTAR!!!

tere said...

You continue to amaze me and make me proud. you inspire and I'm very grateful to be your mom. much love

iamcinnamom said...

Wow. I completely admire you. I am working to get there. Hopefully a similar post is in the future for me. Wait, take out the hopefully. A similar post is in the future for me!!!

LutherLiz said...

I am so proud of you my friend! You are amazing!