I ran for 8 minutes straight today. And then, after walking at a good clip, I ran for ANOTHER 8 minutes straight. You need to understand this... I am not sure that I have EVER RUN FOR 8 MINUTES STRAIGHT!
We did this Couch to 5K program last summer in preparation for our first 5K. I am not sure how far we got... we certainly didn't finish it, but I was still able to do the 5K. I was anxious about it, I walked it quickly with some jogging and a ridiculous end of race sprint. (as I often do, when I recall a moment that happened and I want to refresh my memory, I look back through my blogs. But last summer, I was filled with angst and hid... I did not ever write about my fabulous accomplishment of finishing my first 5K. Furthermore, I didn't write about finishing my second! OY!) But I digress... I recall going to the gym, doing the work-out, getting sick in the middle, never quite able to run the full 5 minutes that was required last week. I know this for a fact... I have never run 8 minutes straight. And today I did it twice. I may not be living up to my resolution commitment at this time, however, I am living life, living up to my commitment to fill a bucket list item. I'm not gonna lie, I am scared. But boy do I want this!