Saturday, March 26, 2011

I did it!

I completed the 10k this morning. I'd like to say I ran it, but I didn't.  I ran about 7 minutes total and walked the remainder. It took 1 hour and 43 minutes total.  That's an average of 3.6 mph.  I actually finished the first half in one minute less than I ran the 5k back in September... mostly walking.

I realized a couple of things during my time alone to reflect on things.  The first and main thing, I am not a runner. Sure, I can run, and I can continue to push myself into running more, but I don't enjoy it. I enjoy accomplishments.  Running programs, running races, those are accomplishments I enjoy, not the actual running.

The other, is that I'm angry with myself.  I let myself slide in my goals, in my journey in the past 5 months.  I've roughly maintained the same weight, I gained about 15 pounds since my lightest when I did the 5k. I cried around mile 3, not from physical pain, but mental, emotional pain. I am the only one who can right my wrong. And I will. I vowed, then and there, that I would continue on journey and I will succeed.



Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 10k. I envy you. I am still struggling to get past 2 miles and here you are doing a 10k. That is sweet!

You have been doing so awesome this past month. Keep it up!

Hope you enjoyed your spring break.

♥ Trisha ♥ said...

Thank you Paul!

I have faith in you. You WILL get there and do it! *hugs*

Ann said...

Congratulations, Tisha! You are doing FANTASTIC! I am so proud of what you have accomplished, and will continue to do! You'll be a runner in NO TIME!

Sarah Kopf said...

Congratulations on finishing it though! That's a wonderful accomplishment!!!!