Wednesday, October 12, 2016
YES, WAY!! Believe & Achieve!
My first timed mile on 07/27/16 was 12:13, which was a complete shocker to me. This morning was our second timed mile and I did it in 9:42!! I had to stop myself from saying "no way!" I wasn't sure what to think this morning: due to my Achilles' Tendon situation, I've only tried jogging twice since the first week. Should I try to run, shouldn't I . . . ? I've felt pretty good this week, so I thought I'd go for it and I'm so glad I did. When I got around the first big curve, everything inside me wanted to quit. But I had the bracelet on that Dick gave us yesterday, and I started thinking about what he said. Then I said a short prayer. I decided to believe that I could finish and that I would run until I felt like I couldn't breathe anymore. As with a lot of other things, like the stair stepper and Jacob's Ladder, I hit a point very quickly where everything is so difficult that I want to quit. But if I can push through those few minutes, then whatever I'm doing because a bit easier. Not that it's easy, but my body isn't screaming at me to completely quit. So yes way!! I've put in a ton of work and instead of saying I just can't believe what I did this morning, I do believe that I did it - I achieved!!