Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Saturday, February 19, 2011

On Top Of The World!

It is Saturday morning, and I am still feeling the rush from my accomplishment on Friday morning!! I took my butt out to the park, hopped on the trail, and took off jogging. Not that I haven't done that before but this time was special. I had decided to see where I stood in advance of the 5k I am entering on March 19. So I take off, and I am feeling so good! I had taken Thursday off as a day of recovery in general as I was sore and stiff all over. I managed to not do anything, but I am pretty sure that may have been the root cause of my grumpiness all day Thursday. I digress. So as I finish that first lap, I am thinking really? No tiredness, no hard breathing? Is this really me? So I head into the second lap and finally about half way through it, I am like well I can tell I am jogging but still, no real noticeable effects. So third lap I do feel it finally but I am 2.25 miles in though. I don't deny that my last 3/4 of a mile was a bit of a struggle, but not like it should have been. I mean wow, am I really doing this? My final numbers? 3 miles, 31 minutes!!! If my memory serves, that puts me at worst middle of the pack, probably middle front!! So now I am totally looking forward to next months 5k!

But here is the more amazing part. I am doing it again this morning! I am sore, but not so sore that I can't go again! I think all the uphill training I have been doing on the treadmill throughout the week has got me in pretty good shape! God is good baby!!



6 comments:

  1. Incredibly cool, Shane!! I agree that our journeys are almost identical in terms of duration, weight lost, and various issues. One thing that you've got going on that I'd love to develop, though, is your passion for exercise. With His help, I'm gonna make that happen this year! Hope you had a great run, and that you have a great weekend!

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  2. Wow, look at you. I used to have a blog and followed you and then went away and now I'm back. I am amazed at how far you've come. Good for you and congrats. Now I have some reading to do.

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  3. You are doing so well - i haven't managed to jog yet - I'm still just walking on a treadmill but i will jog one day..Well done -you're doing so well
    Dawn

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  4. You look great. I'm so glad that you're doing well. Congratulations on the hard work and well-deserved progress!

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