Monday, April 26, 2010
I had been dreading today absolutely 100%. I was worried and dwelled over it all day. I almost talked myself out of going, I actually waited to the very last second that i could wait before leaving the house in fact I even took the van across the street! I know sad but true.
Why was I dwelling over this ,well it was because I had to run 3 sets of 5min and a 2 min run. For 2 weeks I could barely run 2 minutes at a time let alone the 3 and 4 minutes that I was supposed to be running. Even yesterday I went for my run and I sucked really bad it was so pathetic on how bad I sucked....in my eyes I did.
We started our warm up walk around the building we do this 2 times and then start our run, we headed over to the cross walk and walked across and I heard the beep it was time to run, we ran and ran for what seemed like forever and just when I thought I needed to start to walk I heard the beep, it was time for our 1 minute walk.......Thats right I made it I did it I ran 5 whole minutes YAY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...........But that was not all we did our walk and started to run again we ran all the way to a field were we met a fitness instructor and did cross training, some of it was easy and some of it was hard but I liked it, I took the lady's card she was really nice she teaches boot camp and other fitness classes I think that I just might give her a call! Her name is Kate www.surefirefitness.ca
After cross training we had to run back and boy did my body feel it a lot!!!!! We ran for 5 more minutes ( I ran for 4 1/2) and then did a minute of walking and then we ran for another 5 minutes (I again ran for 4 1/2) my asthma was acting up so I took my inhaler and was good to go and run another 2 minutes after our 1 minute walk.
I am so glad I didn't quit or give up on myself. This is one of my most proudest moments other than the birth of my children or marrying my knight in shining armour. I came home exhausted , happy and sore. But it feels so good!
So if you are reading this and you feel like giving up don't you can do this I know you can because if i can so can you!!!!!!!!
Well it's off to bed for me good night !
Thursday, April 22, 2010
So today I was finally feeling well enough to run minus the headache that I am having a hard time getting rid of from this flu. I did so bad, my legs were fine I had no problems with those they were ready to run it was my lungs that were no cooperating with me today. They would only let me run for about 1 1/2 minutes at a time. I felt so let down. I was almost in tears because I wanted nothing more than to run ( thats so funny because I never would have thought I would ever feel like this but I do) I thought If I can't run then I am going to make myself walk.
I was walking down a trail and I saw a woman walking her two dogs. She said that it was nice to see me walking and then I told her that I should be running not walking , telling her that I was sick last week and now my body was back to square one, and she said to me "well at least your at square one" It took me a bit but I got what she meant. She meant that I didn't give up that I was starting over at the beginning again and that I didn't quit.
So my message to you is don't give up. If you feel like you might give up because you took a couple of steps back and are at square one, then so what your at square one get back at it and do the best you can. There will always be something trying to stand in your way some how but just look past it and move on. If I can do it you can too!
Friday, April 16, 2010
So I put the run off until tonight and I went, after taking my puffers, I headed out. I did my warm up walk and then I started to run it was so hard tonight. I was only able to run for 1 1/2 minutes at a time. I gave it my all trying to get through this. Sadly I was defeated by my own body. My chest was so sore and it was hard to catch my breath. I don't know what was worse my sore chest and not being able to breath properly or shin splints, which I might add don't bother me as much as they first did.
My run tonight felt like the first time I ran. Only being able to run so much because I couldn't catch my breath. I need to get another run in tomorrow so that I can rest on Sunday. I pray that God takes away this cold before it starts and helps my lungs prepare for tomorrow's run. Failure is not an option this time. Let's just hope that I can run well tomorrow, because on Monday we move to 4 minutes. I have to do this, I don't want to fall behind.
Thats all for today folks
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
- Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and marathon finisher
"There's no such thing as bad weather, just soft people."
- Bill Bowerman
"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
- Sir Roger Bannister
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"
- Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and Sub-2:12 marathoner
"Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes his mind to do. We are capable of greater than we realize."
- Norman Vincent Peale, author
- Bill Dellinger, University of Oregon coach