Today I successfully finished the couch to 5k running program. I ran 3 miles in under 35 minutes. I’m pretty proud of myself. I just need to add in the .12 miles to make it a real 5k. Then I’m going to work on time. I want to eventually do it in under 30 minutes. I’m taking it slow, though. No over pushing myself.
Eventually, I also want to work up to running on the treadmill. That will come in handy during the hot and humid summers and cold winters. I just have to overcome my anxiety. I just know I’ll be the one to fly off the end. I just know it. I’m sure of it.
Yes, I’m scared of the treadmill. I’ll overcome this eventually. I just have to talk myself into it. It’s a process I’m used to. I’ve lived with these anxiety issues all my life.
The best part running? Running actually makes me happy. It’s hard to explain to a non-runner. It’s something I never understood until I actually started running! I used to always think, ‘WhyTF do people run? What can they possibly like about it??’ Well, I now know the answer.
I’m just amazed at how far I have come. If you knew me three years ago, hell, if you knew me a year ago, you’d know how far that is. I was a lazy smoker. Now I am capable of running 3 miles without stopping.
Even nine weeks ago, when I started the program, I wouldn’t have thought it possible. I had been smoke free for a few months, but I was still lazy. I highly doubted I could run the length of my block.
Now look at me. I feel pretty amazing lately.
And, besides, I now feel confident in my ability to outrun the zombies in the impending apocalypse.