If you’ve been looking around on my blog, you’ll notice that I have a countdown called “5k by Christmas”. I have been running for about one month now with the original goal of running one mile straight by Christmas. Exactly one month after starting out on this goal, I not only successfully ran one mile, I ran two. It was an amazing feeling- I’ve never considered myself as a runner (I’ve hated running before this point in my life), and doing this felt like a new chapter. I don’t want to say “I can’t be in shape”, “I’m not a runner”, etc. I want to be the best version of myself that I can be.
And so, here is the issue: I haven’t been able to run two miles since that wonderful day two weeks ago. I work through running mile one (still a great achievement every time I do so, as my original goal was Christmas), but can’t get to mile two. I walk part of mile two and run part of it, off and on, etc. But after I cooled down, I felt like I could go more. I wanted to run more. and so I started over and ran a bit more.
Although I still didn’t get to run both miles 1 and 2, the fact that my body wanted to go farther was an achievement. Adn with that, I will try and go further today. I will go that much closer to my 5k by Christmas! (Because, contrary to popular belief, Christmas isn’t here yet…:) )
What will you do to start your weekend off right??