Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A Minor Miracle
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 WALK.....it 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.