Friday, January 8, 2010

I did it!

Well...I did it!

I finished the Couch-to-5K program yesterday (in freezing weather, no less.) Yesterday was Week 9 Day 3. Just like Week 9 Days 1 & 2, it was a 30-minute run (preceded, as always, by a five-minute walk.)

Because I have been using the programs time goals instead of distance goals, I'm not yet running three miles. I'm up to 2.69 miles, at a pace of 11:06 a mile. I plan to keep running three times a week for 30 minutes, and I hope in a few more weeks I'll be down to 10 minutes a mile.

I have found two 5K races to enter soon; the first is a week from tomorrow. So even though I haven't run a true 5K (3.2 miles) yet, that will change soon!

This is really the coolest fitness goal I've ever achieved. I hated running, and now I love it.

I did it!! (And the coolest part is... I'm excited to keep doing it!)

12 comments:

Autumn said...

So proud of you!!!!! Not ONLY did you finish your goals but you did so after an injury!!! I would have been moping for days to be perfectly honest but you got right back up on the horse and FINISHED!! Very inspiring!! Congrats Beth, I wish I had some kind of award to give you for that...maybe I should come up with a "Accomplished Goals" award since my word of the year is goals....hmmm in the mean time SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!

Tia said...

Congratulations!

Melinda said...

Congratulations and good luck with the 5K.

Sasha said...

Yay Beth! So glad you liked the program as much as I did. Can't wait to hear about your first 5K.

Tesa said...

So glad to hear you finished it out. And that's fantastic that you love running now. Very inspiring! Good luck in your 5K. I look forward to reading a review of the event.

Eternal Lizdom said...

YAY YOU!!! That is AWESOME! You put in the hard work and dedication needed and YOU DID IT! Can't wait to see pics of you crossing the finish line of your first 5K!

Our Scoop said...

Good for you! That's great.

Mellodee said...

Whoo Hoo!! I can see it now: 5Ks, then 10Ks, then 1/2 Marathons, then its the Boston Marathon, and finally, FINALLY, the crowning jewel....the Olympics. Accolades, awards, and honors are just around the corner!

Congrats, Beth! All kidding aside, more important than the actual running, is the completion of a goal! That's the true accomplishment.

Mike Trippiedi said...

Great job. Here's a post I did about my running world if you're interested.

http://tontin-themikeshow.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-battle-with-craig-virgin.html

stacief said...

Congratulations, Beth! That is awesome!

Lyndsay said...

Isn't it crazy that accomplishing those goals can make a NON-RUNNER a runner?????? I so wish we lived closer so we could run those 2 5k's together!

mommy2cjn said...

I did the same program, and am currently waiting to enter a real 5K. That is my goal for this year. I hope to run in one before March. :) Like you, it takes me longer than 30 minutes, but we will get there. :)