Wednesday night my 3 kids had their awards ceremony for Awanas. They all finished their books this year and the 5 yo even finished the review of his book! I am so proud of my children for memorizing so many Bible verses! Thursday night was the end of the year ceremony for my 3 year old's preschool where she even got a little diploma. Then Saturday was my (almost 6 year old) son's birthday party and today was his kindergarten graduation! Whew!
My weight this week went up a little bit, but I have decided to not focus on that.
Weight- 181.5 (up 1.2)
The numbers I do want to focus on are that I ran all 3.1 miles today without walking in only 35 minutes 25 seconds! Averaging an under 11:30 min/mile pace! Woo Hoo! I feel like I can now officially be called a runner! 5K in June here I come!!
A few years ago, I really wanted to be able to run a 5K without walking, but I gave up after only about 2 weeks of following the C25K program. I ran/walked a 5K that year and really enjoyed it, but didn't feel like a runner. I still had a desire, though, to run a 5K without walking. I just wasn't sure I would ever really be able to accomplish it. I didn't feel like it was something I would ever be able to do.
After trying to follow the C25K program another time or two but quitting, I was ready to give up. I thought that I was just never meant to be a runner. I couldn't even run for more than 3 minutes for crying out loud!
I can't believe I ever allowed myself to believe that. I am so glad that I did not quit this time. It wasn't easy, but it was so worth it! If you have a goal, don't give up on it. Keep moving towards that goal and don't give up!
I just ran more than 35 minutes today because I didn't give up this time! I still do not enjoy running (at least not while I am doing it), but I really love the way that I feel afterwards. I feel like I have really accomplished something.
If I can do this so can you! Just start out slow and add a little bit each week. That is what I love so much about the C25K program.