Wednesday, January 23, 2008

High Five

I reached one of my first running milestones last week. (But not the first - that honor is reserved for being able to stay on the treadmill without falling off.)

I ran five miles!

Running. Five miles. At one time. I won’t think about how running a marathon will be more than five times that amount. (But I will think about how I just impressed myself with that quick math. ;)

My intention that day was to make it only to three miles. But I actually felt ok, so I made it to four. And then to five!

I couldn’t help but let out a small smile. Even though smiling or laughing must clearly be against the rules of the gym, since most people look gloomy fitness zombies. (Strangely, though, grunting and groaning are allowed at the gym, especially for large, obnoxious men.)

I know I’m not the only one. There are plenty of people out there that are walking, jogging, and running their way to meet their own goals. This virtual high five is for you, too!


M&M said...

Hi Tootie,

I found you through Kristi's blog. (She is a contributor on our Marathon Mommies blog.)

Congrats on your 5 miles! That is a huge step, especially since you were only planning on doing 3. I am very happy for you and can't wait to read about the rest of your training! Don't start thinking about how far you are from 26.2, just take it one run at a time, enjoy each moment, and you will get there sooner than you think.

Congrats again!!

I also love your description of gym goers. I mostly run outside but when I do run inside, I am laughing almost the whole time because I LOVE my music. I bet people think I am crazy!

Playful Professional said...

Nice job!! Isn't it great when you feel good and can keep going. Just make sure you don't push yourself too far. I felt great last October after only training for a couple of weeks and ran 7 miles with no problems (then). After that weekend, I've had issues with my left foot off and on since. Going too far too quick is one of the biggest causes for injury, but either way pretend I'm giving you a high five back cause I haven't hit 5 miles yet!