I got up to 2.75 miles but haven’t been able to achieve that again. However, I have been going at LEAST 4 times a week for the past few weeks, so that’s really good! I try to run at least 2 miles. I got up to 2.55 the day before yesterday, but yesterday I only ran 2.25. Still, I feel VERY worked and happy with it.
My body is exhausted, but I also feel better. I feel younger, more energized, less sore, it’s easier to get up and down with the little girl I nanny with, stairs are easier, and so on. I’ve lost about 2 inches on my waist (I have been focusing on my eating lately as well).
I dare say that I’ve completed this goal. Running is a habit again, and I am SO proud of myself! 2 months ago
that means I am .4…POINT FOUR…away from my ultimate goal of 3 miles. omg! I can’t believe it.
The funny part is that happened after nearly a month of not running. I was sick, then started a new job, and my schedule got thrown off. This week I’ve been to the gym three times, but 2 of the days I did elliptical because I was scared to run. Then I was like, screw it, I’m just going to run a mile and call it a day.
Well I got to a mile and felt good. So I went to 2 miles. I was like, I’ve already gone this far, why not a little more? So I went to 2.6 (which was about 30 minutes…yes, I know it’s slow) and finally stopped. It felt GREAT! I was so happy!
Before, I did 3 miles in 30 minutes. So once I make it to 3 miles, I’ll work on being faster.
So if people out there are discouraged because they fell off the wagon for a while, just remember that once you have proven to yourself you can run a certain amount, it is easy to do it again, even if it’s been a while! 3 months ago
I CANNOT BEGIN TO EXPRESS MY EXCITEMENT! I’m 2/3 of my way to my goal of 3 miles straight! I went 2 miles straight, I didn’t stop ONCE. yes! woo hoo! party!
I remember when I started running 2.5 years ago, before I got out of the habit, getting to two miles was HARD. After that it was easy. I am almost there! :D I am going to keep it at 2 miles until it gets easy/my time is reduced. 4 months ago
I used the elliptical for a week because I was SO nervous about getting back on the treadmill, especially because my boyfriend said these ones are “harder” than the one at home. But I got on yesterday because the elliptical was so BORING and easily ran 1.75 miles. I felt great! A little tired today, is all.
I am feeling discouraged because my weight hasn’t changed for the better, I’ve actually gained like 5 pounds. At least it hasn’t gone up more but seriously, it’s getting depressing! 4 months ago
But I am glad I didn’t remove this goal. Had some major family drama and had to run down to Cincinnati. Lack of treadmill and freezing temperatures made running impossible. Then, when I came back, I discovered that the treadmill had been moved to a basically inaccessible (to me) location because it was deemed too dangerous and cold in the garage.
So I joined a gym! Then I got sick. Good grief. So I’ve been not running for about 2 weeks (maybe 12 days at the least). Today I went to the gym and did elliptical, I didn’t want to overwork myself. But I’m still here!
I also went to Target today and noticed things were fitting much nicer on my upper body. Progress! 4 months ago