Monday, September 10, 2012

I did it!

Drum roll please...... I finally did it, I ran 3 miles.  Ever since I started the couch to 5k in early summer that has been my goal, 3.1 miles.  I didn't care if it was in a race or on my own, I just wanted to run 3 miles.
 
The journey started off great, then lack of motivation and the heat go to me.  After the Color Run I got my motivation back but it was still miserably hot outside.  I got back in to jogging a few nights a week but I quit the couch to 5k app, I focused on mileage instead.  I am slow, terribly slow.  But hey, I'm out there right?  I got up to 2 miles fairly quick but just couldn't get beyond that, either I didn't have enough daylight hours or it was too humid.  I told myself once it got cooler I would bump it up.  I started my jog Saturday evening and knew it was the day.  
 
I use a Nike running app to keep track of all my runs and mileage and wouldn't you know it, it started to crash Saturday.  I had to rely on my past routes and average pace to make sure I made it to 3 miles.  I got to a point where I knew it would be about 2.5 miles so I checked my phone and my pace was right on.  At the end I decided to add to it so by the time I got home it was probably closer to 3.3 miles.  It was awesome!!!!   Of course tonight I wasn't feeling it and only got in 2.  I did it once, I know I can do it again.

6 comments:

ginmommy said...

That's great Jami! I'm proud of you!

Alicia Mcafee said...

YOU ARE SOOOO AWESOME!!!! I know it feels GREAT!!!! Keep it up!!! :) :) So, so proud of you!

Susie said...

Good Job!!

Tracey said...

That's really awesome, girl! You are my hero. ;)

Jaime Mac said...

Good job, JLL! Even though you took breaks when it got as hot as Hades - you kept up with it. You should be PROUD of yourself! :)

the lewis gang said...

great job, jami!! you will be lovin' it and cravin' it in no time!