Monday, June 23, 2014

Getting High

Earlier this month I did something I've never done. I didn't have the nervousness that sometimes comes from facing the unknown. Mostly I was just excited since I crave new experiences.

Me, the non-runner, participated in a 5k. 

On the 5th I did the corporate run in Central Park with my company. I ran almost all of the first mile, which was a huge accomplishment for me. I planned on doing it in intervals for as long as I could before it became too much. My goal was to finish in 45 minutes. I was damn close.




I felt amazing crossing that finish line. I did it. I kept going, walked when I needed and stayed focused. While proofreading this post I just noticed that my pace was under 15 minutes/mile. It looks like there's hope for me to be a runner yet!




I really wanted to beat my time in the American Heart Association's Wall Street run, which was on the 18th. Unfortunately, the night before that race I received an e-mail asking if I could make a professional meeting. There was no way I could be at work, get home, go to the meeting, and get back to the city for the 7pm start. So I skipped that race since the meeting was much more important for my furture.

I'm still jogging away at C25k and I love it. There are intervals where I just want to stop running and take a break but I keep telling myself just a little longer. I've waited on hold for customer service for well over 25 seconds, I can push through and keep jogging for that same time before it tells me it's time to walk.



And I believe I can.

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