Thursday, August 25, 2011


"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham

Today I officially finished the C25K program.  I know crazy!  On June 18th I started this journey and I could barely do the run 60 seconds, walk 90 seconds enough times to finish the workout.  Now sometimes I run extra just because I feel like it! 

Most of my running has been on the treadmill which keeps my pace steady, so I'm not running too fast and wearing myself out, but I also can't slow down when I feel like maybe I can't do this anymore.  My new goal is to run on the road.  That way I can learn to self pace myself and be stronger. 

I need to do a local race, There's one in Tosa the end of Sept that I'm thinking about.  It's a fast downhill course so it's "easy" for a beginner :D  I'm running about a 13:00-13:30 min/mile so I'm not the first one done but I'm not the last one either (I hope!) 

This is just proof that even though I was never a runner before, I am now.  I. AM. A. RUNNER. say it with me!  I like it, I look forward to it and I miss it if I don't do it.  I can't believe that I think about it, dream about it even LOL. 

I have so far to go, and yet I have come so far.  Thank you to everyone who didn't give up on me, who encouraged me and who believed in me.  I'll need the encouragement now and forever too so keep it up!!! 

1 comment:

  1. I. am. a. runner.!!!! Thank you for suggesting this great program to me and giving me motivation...from your friend on MFP,