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I Did It

Monday, July 30, 2012

I jogged an entire 5K this morning without stopping or even slowing down to walk.

I know, that is what I said. Please note that I have not released myself into the wild yet. It was at an indoor, air conditioned track.

But this has never, ever happened, so I thought it worth noting. And I am the person who hates to run. This time it was almost easy. I found my “forever” pace and whatever conditioning I’ve been doing just seemed to kick in.

At the beginning of this year, I could barely jog two times around the track and the track is only 1/10 of a kilometer.

Here is my time when I started training for a 5K about a month ago:

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Here was my time today:

I have to give credit where credit is due. I did the work. Even when I did not want to.

In fact, I almost talked myself out of doing it this morning. But I am so DONE with the excuses.

However, the inspiration to even TRY and then the motivation to keep doing it came from many, many, many different SparkPeople, many different Spark Pages, many different Spark Stories. I'd like to credit my Team Zombie SP Friends for helping me find the “Run for Your Life” Zombie 5K in September! That is really what started me being "serious" about this.

It is really hard to use the word "serious" when talking about being chased by Zombies through an obstacle filled course.

The "DONE Being a Fat Girl" Team has Sparked me with an awesome 12 week challenge. I will be done with 200 lbs very soon!

My IOWL Team helps me with all my internal "stinking thinking" issues that manifest themselves in self-destructive behavior. Work in progress on that if any of this is going to "stick". I'm DONE being a Yo Yo.

And so many other teams and people that I've crossed paths with and found the courage to keep going.

You were all with me this morning!

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