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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Week 5 Day 3

I did it!!!

5 minutes of walking then 20 minutes of jogging. Without stopping. (Except to tie a shoe. Because I figured it's better to stop to tie a shoe than to let the shoelace stop me forcefully.)

20 minutes! I didn't know how big of a deal that would be before I started this program. For me, someone who's always been a non-runner, that's a long time. I was breathing pretty darn hard by the end.

But I did it!

10 comments:

beckiwithani said...

Yay!!! That's inspiring!

Smoochiefrog said...

Good for you. That is awesome!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Good work Beth! I'm definitely impressed.

Tia said...

It is amazing isn't it! I started running last January and was proud when I hit that milestone too! Good job! My longest distance yet is 6 miles. I am trying to decide now if I can do a mini-marathon. My knees start to hurt after 5 miles...

Only problem, I havn't run in a month. I need some motivation! We have lots of family health stuff going on and I am too tired to get my butt out of bed in the morning. Plus, it's soooo dark now! I will resume after the holidays. I WILL!

Again, Yea for you!!!

Call Me Cate said...

That's awesome!!! Totally an accomplishment worth cheering for because I know firsthand that when I saw the c25k plan originally, that 20 minutes on w5d3 stopped me in my tracks. "Wait, what?!?! How will I possibly be ready for that?!?" But I was. And once you do that, adding the few extra minutes here and there seems easy. Good for you!

Megan Fletcher said...

way to go! I remember that feeling of exhilaration! I came home and just said over and over and over to Joel and our friend Julian "I did it! I did it! I ran for 20 whole minutes!"

so proud of you!

Our Scoop said...

That is super awesome! I am very very very impressed and super proud of you! Good for you for sticking with this and seeing it through to completion!!

Lora said...

Great job! I did the Couch to 5k program a few years ago myself and remember how what a milestone doing the continous run was for me.

addhumorandfaith said...

Congratulations! :)

Christina Barkley said...

High-5, Beth!! 20 minutes is a HECK of a long time to jog when you are not "a runner" & just starting out! I bet you feel stonger in so many ways.
Keep up the good work!