Sorry for the lack of updates. I've gotten on here numerous times and have started an entry but haven't been able to complete it. It still sits in my drafts. So instead of continuing to come back to it and not completing it I've decided to just move on and maybe come back to it later.
So yesterday with the encouragement of my husband I decided to train a little different. Instead of going by time I decided to run by distance. I decided I'd go with run .50 walk .10 for 3.10 miles....
One thing I realized on this run is
1. the obvious. I can run a lot more than I thought I could and
2. I spend way too much time comparing myself to other people. While I was running even though I should have been incredibly proud of myself I was debating putting this on the blog because I felt like I was going so slow compared to my friends that are runners. My friends are awesome and are running long distances and running it at a faster pace than me. I am so proud of them and all they've accomplished but I find myself comparing my running to theirs and it's just not fair to myself to do that. I am truly working on my frame of mind and trying to learn to celebrate in my own personal triumphs instead of focusing on where other people are and where I'd like to be (now instead of gradually)
This morning I got up and really wanted to go for another run and decided to go for it. My Hubby really wanted me to just run until I couldn't run anymore and see how far I could go. I left considering doing that but I hadn't really decided what I was going to do
I'm pleased with the outcome. I'm on my way to running the 5K without stopping and then it's on to running the 5K in 30 minutes or less! :)