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!