(I apologize for any cursing in this post beforehand. In real life, I have a potty mouth and it really comes out when I'm feeling a strong emotion.)
I cannot believe it. This 220 pound, size 16W woman did it. I just jogged for 20 minutes without stopping.
I fucking did it.
Even in the best shape of my life, I don't think I ever jogged more than 1/4 mile without stopping. And tonight I jogged 1.3 miles. Without stopping to walk. Without succumbing to the cramp in my calf. Without catching my breath.
Wow. Totally shocked.
Something I did discover? It's my brain that was holding me back all those years ago. If I can do it now, I definitely could've done it then. And I'm so damned happy I found that inside me today.
I think we're going to try the run again soon (technically the program says we should do more running and walking for week 6 day 1), only we're going to try to push the pace a little. 4 mph is really slow--some people can walk that fast. But you know what? I DID IT.
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