Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Every day I am reminded that I am on a time limit to fulfill some goals. It becomes more evident every day that where my feet are concerned I am literally running out of time. I am focused on obtaining some goals before drastic steps are taken.
I am at the beginning of the third week of 8-week Rookie running program. The goal is to be able to run a 5K at the end of the training. It is doable and it is obtainable. Every time I have tried to run a 5k i have failed. However, I am committed to obtaining this goal. When I started the training on on 8/27/14 I did 2.17 milies at average pace of 16:27. This morning I completed 2.78 miles at average pace of 14:31. It doesnt seem like a big change but for me I am working on many factors. I know I am strong enough and fit enough however, I have to work on breathing and form. Consistency and balance rank right up there at the top of the list also. i feel good about where I am now in the process and I do believe that by the end of the 8 weeks I will run my first and only 5-K.
I have a running coach of sorts. He is my best friend and believe me when I tell you he is great at running. I am not sure I could do this without his support. Most of you Know I train alone with little support in my home life for the process. So Jon is awesome. He has taught me to calm down and stop looking at what I couldn't do and focus on what I can do right now. He believes in me and well that is something that has been missing in my life for a long time. I know i have the support here on Spark people of lots of people and I would never down play that to anyone. But it is so different to have someone say I am proud of you that knows and understands that what is easy to some is the most difficult things for others.
Here on Sparks I read all the time of different things that people are doing and think to myself wow I really wish I could do that. However I have learned to listen to my limits and there are some things that I know are out of realm Like a triathlon or marathon . I dream of those events and how they are so challenging. So you can imagine the gleem in my eye and thrill that came when my gym announced its first annual TRYATHLON. This is and inside event that consists of 150 yard swim. 10 mile bike ride and 2 mile run or walk. Ironically the only part i am truly concerned with is the swim so I will go try out the lap pool today but I am sure that i can do the swim. So I will be signing up for this event. My trainer at the gym and Jon believe that I can do this . I believe I am strong enough to do it also. Besides this is the closest I will ever come to one of those mega events before mentioned. The event is on September 27, 2014 So I will just add some swimming into my program.
There are some things you can do other things you can not do but you never know the difference if you don't try. Many people ask how do i keep going through all this and to be honest with you it has become just part of who I am. I know the real possibility that I might not be able to walk one day however that day is not today and as long as i can I will strive to set and complete goals and dreams . I sat around in pain for years and gained weight now I choose to move past the pain and live a life worth living to the best of my abilities. All one needs to accomplish this is just patience, commitment and the desire to be more that the scale.