Friday, July 20, 2007


I did it. Today I ran for 20 minutes non-stop, no walking breaks...20 whole minutes in a row. 5 weeks ago I could barely do 90 seconds. Seriously. I am so proud of myself. I have no idea how far I went (the program suggests time OR distance -- not both). I just run in random zig zags around my neighborhood, so there is no way to know. Think I'll wait a few more weeks til I worry about that. For now I am too pumped (although I'll probably be a little sore later)

And my $135 running shoes that I went to the specialty store to get and end up totally hurting my feet? The store says I can bring em back and they'll figure out what is going on and replace with something else, if necessary. yayy!

Now if only I could work on the eating. In the 5 weeks I have been doing the running program, I've gained 4lbs. URRGHHHHH. I am afraid to go weigh in at ww. But I probably need to in order to get back on the wagon.


Mordermi said...

I am so proud of you for running the 20 minutes. I know that if I tried running today, I'd maybe do 2-4 minutes before collapsing and praying for the coronary to take me soon!

You have stuck with your program and can now do what you thought impossible. In a couple more weeks, this will seem routine. I bet as your body adjusts to the increase in exercise, you'll see the weight start to come back off. Even if it comes off slower than you like, you are doing something that will ultimately be better for you in the long run. I think I'll end with that pun. :-) Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job!! Be proud of yourself!! I can't run for 2 minutes, let alone for 20!!

Jules said...

Muscle weighs more than fat does, so I am sure you have been increasing your muscles. I have heard that when people exercise sometimes they gain weight, it is all because muscle weighs more than fat. If you start to diet, give it a couple of weeks before you will see results of losing weight.

Great job for running. You go girl. Thanks for commenting on my blog.