I knew that when I took Bella to dance tonight that I wanted to run. I want to run the Housetops 4 Haiti 4 mile run in 40 minutes and I know that I need more conditioning. I started running the first mile and I think the stars were just aligned. The weather was awesome..there was a nice cool breeze, I had eaten a light dinner earlier so I had energy but wasn't full, I was hydrated, and I was able to regulate my breathing. Halfway through the first mile I looked down and my phone said 4 minutes had passed, but I had a big hill coming up so I just hoped for a 10 minute mile ( which I haven't done since high school). I kept my pace up through that hill and I don't know if anyone could have stopped me when I got to the top. As soon as I hit the one mile mark I looked down and it said 8 minutes!!!! I really wanted to break down and cry right then. Had anyone been with me I probably would have. I was just so stinkin happy! I started walking because I had to share my joy:) So I posted on Facebook and called a couple of people while I walked the next mile. It sounds crazy that I did that now:) I then did a 10 minute mile and walked the 4th mile. When I was done it had taken me a little over 40 minutes.
I wanted to write this out so that when I get discouraged I can always look back at today..a day of triumph! And I want others to know that they can achieve their goals too. By looking at me most people would never think that I could run at all but it's possible when you work hard.
The camera lens that I normally use is getting repaired and my other camera needs repairs and I have a crappy cell phone camera but when I get my lens back I hope to share with you some of the healthy recipes I have been using and I'll post the PB2 smoothie recipe! And I have a FUN post coming up very soon:)