I owe a lot to these beat-up shoes.
Last night was kind of epic for me. For the first time, I ran a full 5K without walking. I am so thankful my body has allowed me to do this.
Back in September, after I received the all-clear from my doc to start working out again (I wasn’t going to mess with that after delivering a 9-pound baby), I decided to start my journey toward a healthier me.
I’m proud to report back that I’ve finished the Couch-to-5k program. While it took me a bit more than 8 weeks, I’m proud because I’m not really sure I’ve ever stuck with any kind of workout regiment, so this feels like a major accomplishment.
I don’t like running, ya’ll. I don’t see myself becoming a marathoner anytime soon, although I guess who knows. As a nursing (and therefore time-crunched) budget-conscious mama, I just needed something that was low-cost and worked every part of my body in a small period of time.
I can’t speak highly enough of the program. It is absolutely wonderful for any non-runner trying to get into shape. Since starting the program, I have logged 55 miles (much of that including steep hills!) on my running shoes and I couldn’t be happier…or feel better. It has honestly changed the way I feel about myself and what I’m capable of.
As I walked into my garage last night after my run, I felt emotional. I honestly didn’t think I could do it. But, I set my mind to it and did it. I truly am thankful for this blog for holding me accountable…I knew I didn’t want to report back on failure.
I am looking forward to my first “race” (really, it’s just a fun run) next week. I could care less what time I finish in. I just want to cross the line and feel that runner’s rush everyone has been telling me about.
If you need a little motivation, check out this Women’s Health article, 6 Reasons to Start Running.
What have you accomplished recently that has made YOU proud?