Friday, August 21, 2009

I Just Ran 100 Miles!

No, really, I did!

I have blogged about running in the past....Here

I took up running last August, but it wasn't until May when I began logging my runs on my Facebook page.

And today is big day for me. A personal goal met.

Since May 30th, I have logged 100 miles in running!!!! And I am so excited about it. (and I ran my fastest 5k today too! yay!)

Do I like running?

No. and yes.

Running is, and has always been, a struggle for me. It's a love/hate relationship. I am not fast, and I will never win a race. But I do it....and that's more than some people can say.

Running has become more than running for me. It's become part of my personality.
After a good run,
I feel like I can think straight.
I'm refreshed.
I feel I have more patience with my family.
I feel like I have accomplished something.
I've had some "ME" time where I can sort out my thoughts.
I like knowing my heart is getting stronger by doing cardio.
I am essentially giving my family a gift by making sure I am healthy, so that I will be around for a while!
And I can eat that do-nut without guilt.

Three days a week, I get up knowing there is a challenge waiting for me....and oh, how good it feels to know I have done something for myself....cuz' Lord knows, the rest of my day is about everyone else in my family.

When I am running it's just me, the treadmill, and my ipod. No tells me how fast, how far or how long I run, except me. Ahhhhhh, ME time! I've come to love my time on the treadmill....

SO, today is a fun day knowing that, in less than 3 months, I have run 100 miles!! A definite personal goal!

Now, I am off to have that do-nut....or three....

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Oh, WOW!!!

Paige, that is AWESOME!!

You totally deserve a donut (or three)!!

You're my hero, girl!!