I tried to get a hold of my sister but we kept missing each other to see if we wanted to run together and so I just went out on my own. My goal was to run 1.5-2 miles. That's not that far but that's about what I can do right now without having to stop and catch my breathe and then start over again.
The run went a lot better than I thought it would! I felt good. I wasn't really paying attention to my breathing and my legs felt good, little sore but I like that feeling. Knowing I'm pushing myself harder. The only different when I run by myself is I only have myself to lean on to push myself to keep going (duh right??) and that's hard for me! My mind totally starts to kill me and I have to really start focusing on shorter distances.
"I'll get to that mailbox ahead and if I want to stop at that point I can"...and then I keep going and then I pick a new distance.
However, since I've started running more with my sister Tracy and my BFF Kristina...they have helped me realize that I CAN go a lot further than what my mind thinks I can. Plus they push me to keep going. Just seeing them going keeps my mind focused on them and what they are doing and I just keep moving my arms and legs.
But the fact last night I ran that far by myself was a prety big accomplishment because just a few weeks ago, I would have thought I couldn't do it! Last night while I was running I was thinking to myself...look at YOU! You are doing this! Who would have ever thouht ME, SARAH?!?! Could run 2 miles without stopping??? Definitely not me! Let's just say I had a pretty goofy big smile on my face at one point during my run last night. :o)
Now that I can do 2 miles....I want to push myself to 2.5miles. And then 3 miles....and then I'm signing up for my next 5k. I'm not going to do one until I know for sure I can run it all.
Even though I'm running to lose weight but I'm also doing it to prove to myself I can do something that was always a huge struggle for me. I'm feeling amazing!