I finally finished what I started many many months ago, 4 to be exact.
Yes me, I went from sitting on the couch to running my First 10k this past Sunday, all thanks to the 13-week walk/run plan.
I'd like to take you back to my very first post, running for for 1min and 30sec and walking 3minutes repeating 9 times was a struggle. Can you believe that ... a struggle, now that just seems silly I ran 10k and felt great the whole time.
Many times I wanted to call it quits, many times I had to repeat session, many times I didn't think I could do it.
Sometime I had Ankle Pain, sometimes I had Shin Pain, sometimes there was calf pain and then there were Shin Splints, which made me take 2 weeks of running.
Since I took up running in midst of the Canadian Winter running was done on the treadmill 3 times a week.
Runs were squeezed in after coming home from work before making dinner for the Family or even late at night.
Once Spring came around I took my running outside and made a new running friend Dennis (aka Garmin), which helped me track my km's, pace, time and even Calories burned.
There were even some lunch time runs and early morning runs.
I have discovered so many running blogs and healthy living blogs and have made many friends and I am so grateful for each and everyone of you. I have learn so much from all of you and received to much support.
Many times I wondered if this day would ever come, was I meant to be a runner?
Or is this just not me? I have NEVER ever been a physical person why would I NOW at 37 become a runner?
I am proof that this plans works, IF I can learn how to run anyone can.
In a later post I will go over the plan I followed and outline all the things that have taken me from a walker to a runner.
in 4 months I have:
- gone from walker to runner
- lost a total of 17lbs
- went from a size 8 jeans to a size 4
- went down 2 bra sizes
taken December 30th, 2009
taken May 2nd, 2010