Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My huge milestone

(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. 

10 comments:

Janet said...

Way to go Allison!!!!!

Cassie said...

HELL. YES.

brandis of HEARTdot™ said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so so so awesome! keep it up, girl! xx

crockpottuesdays said...

Allison, I'm so proud of you! It's so much fun reading about your progress. You'll be running a 5K in no time!

Melissa said...

Great job!! Running for me is a majority mental so I totally get it when you say your brain was holding you back.

Danica said...

Way to go!!!!

Brooke said...

Awesome work Allison! You're right running is completely a mind game & once you break that hurdle you're good to go. You'll be running a 5K in no time!

Andrea said...

Good for you!! Way to go :)

Andrea said...

That is an amazing accomplishment!! I remember when I first overcame that hurdle and it felt wonderful. Keep up the good work!

Ruggles'Mom said...

Awesome! And you're right - it is completely mental. Keep it up!