Saturday, August 14, 2010

A little perspective

I can't believe how far I've come in this training program for the 3-day.

When I started, I was struggling to walk 2 miles without fatigue.  I mean, I'll readily admit that I lead a very sedentary lifestyle, and so signing on to the 3-day 60 mile commitment was a big ol' risk for this couch potato.  Back in March when I decided to do this, I had in mind that this would be a way for me to contribute something good to the world while also doing something good for myself.  And boy, is that ever true!

In March, I was tired after walking 2 miles in my neighborhood.

In April I pushed myself to walk 3 miles, 4 times a week.

In May I got up to the 5 mile mark on a single walk, and that was pushing it.

In June I did both a 6 miler and a 7 miler with my HCTC&F team, and was so tired at the end of both of them!

In early July I did an 8 miler, a 9 miler, and then a 10 miler all in the same week.  I was tired but proud of my accomplishments.

In late July I had a hard time fitting in regular training, but still managed to do a 12 miler.  I felt really wiped at the end.

Today, after 3 weeks in which I was only able to do one training walk, I just went out and completed 8 miles with absolutely no trouble at all!  I feel great, and if my "to do" list allows it, I will do more later today.  And tomorrow I plan to do the same thing.

Having never been a "fit" person, I look back at this summer and I am proud.  I mean, I'm still by no means a "fit" person, but at least I'm seeing improvement.  I'm thinking maybe, just maybe, I can really do 60 miles in 3 days.  And that will be really cool.  :-)

1 comment:

  1. You should be proud! You've made huge improvements due to nothing but your own hard work and dedication!

    ~ Kristen