SP Premium


I'm such a baby!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I am doing the Run Your Way to a 5K and am in week 4...so this week we up it a big notch...last week was run, jog, trot... 4 minutes, walk 1, for 35-40 minutes total...That was tough...but I did it...so THIS week imagine my surprise when I see that the plan calls for me to run for 35 minutes straight, NO WALKING!!! I almost quit right then!!!

I talked myself into trying, and doing it, the ENTIRE run...my self-talk went something like "ok, you can walk at any point just do what you can, my legs are burning, but they always do at first, it'll pass, oh, this is SO NOT FUN, I HATE this!, my nose is running, how do I blow my nose while running?...ok, 1/3 of the time gone, that wasn't too bad, let's try 2/3...now my foot hurts, I'm gonna stop, NOOO....keep going...you are strong...you can do this...you'll feel so good when you've finished...you've got a nice lunch and a big glass of water waiting when you are finished....this is torture...why am I doing this? I want to say I can do a 5k...I want to challenge my body...maybe I'm stronger than I think? I'm not a quitter!!!". You'd have thought I was doing a triathalon....

But I did it!! emoticon

IT WAS NOT PRETTY!!! My legs and feet hurt so bad it was difficult to get to sleep last night...but I'm feeling pretty good this morning...moving slow...but good. I peeked at next week's plan...I only have to run 30 minutes each day? Huh? THIS IS AS HARD AS IT'S GONNA GET...so glad I pushed myself!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    im with you! im just starting week 4 of the run your way 5k plan and today is my first 35 minute run and im soooo worried! im just going to have to talk myself through the whole thing too! way to go!
    3287 days ago
  • YIWEN39
    Way to go Sheri :-) You have a great sense of humour, it's a pleasure to read you! 30 mns running? piece of cake from now on emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3290 days ago
  • GOATS03
    WOW...Congratulations Sheri..that's awesome...you're awesome. I'm so proud of you too!

    I so enjoyed reading your blog, I love you're style of writing and your sense of humor..you keep me smiling.

    Keep up the good work girl!

    3298 days ago
  • DANA564
    3300 days ago
    You ROCK!! emoticon
    3300 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9898685
    My goodness girl! You really rock!! What determination and gusto!!! Woo Hoo!!! You are so inspiring!!! Way to go and way to rock it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3300 days ago
    Good job. I lack your stamina but I try to walk 3 1/2 miles a day and it's going okay for now. are an inspiration emoticon
    3300 days ago
    Yikes! Sounds grueling! I've decided after slow jogging/walking that 10k on Sunday, that I'm sticking to the 5k distance. I'm not sure I'll ever be much of a jogger, my calves are still very sore and tight as I ran more than I ever have on Sunday. Not really that enjoyable for me. If you like how it makes you feel ~ go for it! I am very impressed with your determination, confidence and stamina. Love the positive self-talk! Way to rock it!
    3300 days ago
    I am proud of you for not quiting . Hang in there I know you can do it. emoticon emoticon

    3300 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.