You now know a graduate of the Couch to 5K running program.
You really should feel honored.
I know. I know. I've kept you all on the edge of your collective seats regarding this little goal of mine and I'm happy to report that 9 weeks later I can run 30 minutes straight without stopping, which, for me, is approximately 2.75 miles, more miles than I have ever run in my entire adult life.
The hardest part? Ignoring the voice in my head that tells me she's tired. She's now pretty easy to ignore, if you take it one step at time eventually your body takes you there, even when you are dog tired, it's pretty amazing.
What's even more amazing is what you are capable of if you stop listening to all the reasons why you can't do something and focus on your goal. I've always been goal oriented, in the most recent years I forgot that but now that I have set a goal and reached it, I'm addicted. All I want to do is set more goals and reach them. Silly I know, but I really feel like I have achieved something, even if it’s only proving to me if I want something bad enough I can get it.
Running is way more of a mental challenge than anyone will ever tell you – physically you are capable of more than your mind will allow you to believe you are capable of. If you stop and listen to that voice for even a second it will have you convinced this is just too much and you should stop now, grab a latte and head to the mall. Seriously, that voice in my head thinks a sale is way more important than my health. After weeks that voice now sees no harm in 30 minutes of running 3 times a week, in fact it may help with my shopping stamina, endless benefits I tell ya.
This Bounce House? WORTH.EVERY.PENNY!!!!!!!!