Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Minor Miracle

Believe it or not.....miracles do happen.

Here's my story:

I took the kids to swim practice on a cold, windy day.  This is a rarity in So.Cal but it was a VERY cold day.  I was planning to do a little walk/jog/walk while they swam.  I had clocked on my odometer how far point A would be from point B (the pool.)

Well.........I set off to get in my exercise thinking I would walk a few minutes first and then try and do a bit of running.  I didn't even get out of the parking lot at a was sooooo damn cold.......I had to start running right away.

I kept running.  I wanted to stop but I also wanted to see if I could make it all the way to the "turn around spot" without stopping. 

I hate running.

My ipod battery died after 3 songs.....ugh!!!!  BUT I still kept running.

(I told you this was a miracle!!!)

I got to the "turn around spot" and decided to see how long I could go on the return trip without resorting to slowing to a walk.

I made it the whole way.   32 continuous minutes.  (Now the whole route was only 2.5 miles BUT I HATE running and have NEVER EVER run for more than 5 minutes in a stretch on the treadmill so this was a big deal!)

IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!  Ok, maybe I am overstating a bit but this was amazing to me because  I. HATE. RUNNING.

Maybe running 7 of the 13.1 miles I am signed up to do in May won't be all that bad.


  1. that is so awesome! congrats! now send some of that miracle running dust my way.

  2. Congrats :o) maybe you have discovered that your are an out door runner instead!!!

  3. YAY! That's SO AWESOME!!! Running outdoors is a HUGE change from the treadmill, so I'm not surprised. Keep it up!!!

  4. Of course it is a miracle..but a special kind miraculous epiphany that you are strong enough in will and body to get it done! Go you.


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