Just What The Doctor Ordered To Build Myself Confidence Up
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Before I got tangled up with my errands I made sure I got myself to the park for a jog. I did the same course that we did on Saturday for the 5K. I was chanting to myself "I am a Runner" through the whole jog. Guess what I cut time off of my jog today. In fact I was able to jog longer before I had to walk to recover I made it to half mile point then walk for a minute then started up again until the mile I was able to do this to 1.5 mile mark. The last 1.6 miles was a little different I did a little more walking with 2 to 3 minutes to recover. Today I found a good pace for me to jog at. I really do think the 5K gave me a confidence boost that was much needed. I did feel so much more confident in my ability this morning then I ever had. 2 guys riding their bikes that i see all the time (even when I'm walking Tyson) told me I was looking good today. Yes they have seen me struggling to do my jogging in the pass few weeks.
Today's pace was 13 minutes 28 seconds 3.12 miles in 42 minutes today.
Saturday it was 14 minutes 17 seconds.
"I Am A Runner"
It really does matter what tape recording you have playing inside your head. I changed mine from "no way can you jog" and "you will only look like a fool" those 2 records kept me from trying to see what I am capable of. I'm 52 years young and I am finally learning what I am made of. I've been wanting to try my hand at jogging for such a long time but never made the attempt due out of fear. I really thought people running would laugh at my pitiful attempt. Guess what no one laughed at me. Boy is there room for improvement but I am putting forth the effort in due time I will get better and be a real runner.
In my heart and my mind eyes I am a runner and no one can take that from me.
Anyone reading this and if you think you can't and are to afraid to try Just do it! It will feel GREAT! Yes you can If I can so can you. Remember everyone had their own starting point. It may not be pretty at first. Oh but the high you will be on once you do your first 5K
So I may not look like some beauty on the beach running