Quote by Suzanne Berry
Exciting day for me today. I ran 5 miles non stop for the first time ever! This is HUGE! My furthest distance up to today was 4.5 miles and that was a few months ago.
I had planned on trying to get to 10k distance by fall since the heat of summer is upon us. Well, a few mornings have been pretty cool. Last week I ran 4 miles one day. So I decided I was going to go for 5 miles. And today...I did!
Part of why it was successful is that I was completely mentally prepared. I had decided I physically could do it. Then I decided I really wanted to do it. Then I decided to tell some people I was going to do it.
What kept me going that last half mile (which was haaard) was knowing I would have really achieved something and how exciting it would be to tell people about my accomplishment.
I ran it in 58 minutes. I feel like that is pretty good (avg mile time of 11:44). My 5k record is 35:30, an average of 11:30 minutes per mile. I'm not the fastest person, but I really didn't slow much to add almost 2 miles to my 5k. In fact, when I ran 4 miles last week I ran it with an average of 11:22 mpm.
SO I am a happy camper today. Feet a little sore, left knee tender and left ankle (my bad ankle) a little sore. I was also nauseous for awhile after I ran until I refueled with a blueberry, banana, spinach, almond milk and chocolate whey protein shake (yuuuum!).
But overall I can't believe how great I feel. And that feeling of accomplishment is SO worth a little bit of nausea and soreness. I'll be flying high on this one for awhile.
So if you are sitting there reading this and thinking, "man, I could never do that." Well, you are me, exactly 2 years ago.
I believed I could. And I did.
You can too!