Friday, January 15, 2010

So maybe hate is too strong a word...

Prior to November (and my awesome new Mizuno shoes) I often said I hated running. In fact, it's the name of that other blog that I never update. But, and I can't believe I'm about to type this, I no longer hate running. Yes, Rebekah, I can hear you cheering in Oklahoma. One reason I hated running was it made my knees and feet hurt. Plus, it sucked. It's not really all that fun. Two laps was the most I could do. Then I was able to do four. And then I got my new shoes, and the pain was gone - I ran 8 laps on the track. Then I did it again. And again. Then I ran a mile on the treadmill the other week. This was a big deal to me because before I would jog about 60 seconds and then hit the down arrow as fast as possible so I could walk again. I even carried on a conversation with my friend who was next to me. When I first started running, at two laps I'd be breathing so hard you'd think I was having some sort of attack - no conversation was possible at all. But it's gotten easier.

Thursday I ran 12 laps on the track, just short of 1 1/2 miles. I couldn't believe it.

So now I have a new goal: 2 miles, then 3, then 3.1 miles. Otherwise known as 5 kilometers. As in 5K. As in: I want to run a 5K race.

7 comments:

Marie said...

That's awesome Erin-you can do it :)

Katy said...

Shoes do make a huge difference, don't they?
I'm with you on the whole running/exercise thing. But when you start achieving goals it gets so much more fun. :)

Julie said...

Woohoo!!! You can do it, Erin! I'm confident in you. :) After I got past the two mile mark, 3 miles was easy for me. It seems like I get into a groove and I can just keep going. I mean, not forever, but I can keep going for three miles anyway. I'm happy for you!!! Tell me about your shoes. :)

Rebekah said...

:) yes. i am cheering. and jumping. and woooting it up here in OK that you now...maybe not love...but at least...like running. :) yippee! i will so come and run a 5k with you someday!!! :)

Lisa said...

That is great! I too hate running, but somehow I am going to join Kingwood Fit and run the Houston Half Marathon next year. Maybe I got inspired by all the runners at the marathon yesterday....I don't even think I have ever ran over a mile??

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I gotta get me some of them shoes! What brand are they?!? :)

Susie said...

You CAN totally do it! Yea Erin!