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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Running

Running is something I used to do when I was in high school and my freshman year in college. As far as running as a sport or for fitness, my body hasn't visited the activity for many years. For some reason, as mentioned in an earlier post, I agreed to run on a Ragnar Relay team. So, I looked up a training schedule, was more than a month behind, but started in on it anyway. WHAT!? Am I crazy! This is like running a half marathon. For some, who have the marathon achieved already, this is no big deal. But for me, this is craziness! Except . . . after a lot of discouraging emotions and my brain playing tricks, I was able to pass a huge mental barrier today. I ran for over 35 mins straight, and hit a mileage I hadn't yet been able to conquer. I haven't run that amount of time straight through since 1996. I was so happy I felt like I could run another mile, I was actually smiling at the end. Thank you to Callie who sent me an encouraging note with great advise in it. Yeah, may be I can really do this after all.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on making it past your mental barrier. That is a great achievement!

Our Family said...

Yeah Rachel. SO happy for you. I am not there yet but hopefully by September I will be ready for a 5K.

Kerri said...

Yes, you CAN do it (as long as your joints are better than mine)! Running endorphins are so great! I'm proud of you. I've been wondering if you've been able to go to Zumba since you moved.

mills5 said...

Keri, no Zumba for me yet. There isn't a class held during a time I can attend. Boo. Do you have a name picked our for your bump yet?
Kap, You can do it. Are you planning on doing the Peach Days 5k? I will come up and do it with you!
Thanks for your comments ladies. It's fun to keep in touch and see what you are doing and involved with.

catey said...

Rach, good job running! I can hardly make it past 15 minutes even if I'm trying to take it easy. You are the coolest.