Today I really was not feeling like running. My legs are sore from yesterday and I am just exhausted. I only had about 13 more miles to get in this month to hit my goal so I thought “what the hell, I will just do 2 miles” Well I started with a 2 minute warm up walk then ran for 2 minutes. Back to walk for 2 minutes then run for 2 minutes. I did this for the first mile. Then I decided I was going to run the second mile. So I set the treadmill to 5 mph and off I went. At 5 mph you will run a mile in 12 minutes. At about 6 minutes in I was done and didn’t want to run anymore but I kept repeating to myself.
Well I wasnt puking or fainting and I didn’t die, although I felt like I wanted to, so I kept going. Then I hit 8 minutes and then I hit 10 minutes. I kept going! I was almost done. Then at 11 minutes baby J decided she wanted to come sit on the front of the treadmill and wait for me to finish. Do you know how hard it is to run when you have a 2-year-old with a handful of My Little Pony’s trying to get seated on the front of a treadmill that is moving at 5 mph? I am trying to tell her to be careful and go sit somewhere else and still continue to keep my focus and run. She was not listening and all I could see was my baby girl flying off the treadmill into me and then the wall behind me. I tell her again to move and go sit somewhere else. I only had 30 seconds to go. Finally baby J got up and sat in a chair and I finished my run.
I ran for 12 minutes without stopping. I ran 1 mile in 12 minutes. I believe this is my best time ever. I know this is only one mile but I am so excited I did it. I am bound and determine to be able to run and to get my knees stronger. I am going to do this or it is going to kill me. I prefer the first scenario so lets all pull for that one, Ok? LOL
This picture sums up what it felt like for me.
LMAO Yup I am pretty sure I am that bottom one. 🙂 I don’t care – I ran 1 mile in 12 minutes! WOOHOO! *happy dance*