I am a runner.
I realized something on my run last night.
I CAN DO THIS!
I will be running an 8K race in one month. ONE. Month.
But it’s ok, I can do it.
It took me five days to get back to the gym due to our Snowpocalypse of 2014. I didn’t think I could run for 40 minutes.
I had been craving a run all weekend but when the time came I was afraid. I was afraid I would be set back due to my lack of running.
So I tied my shoes, put in my earphones and hit start. And I ran.
This was the last day of doing 10 min intervals with 1 min run between, repeating 4 times. At the end of the first 10 minutes I did not walk. I knew that I could run 30 minutes with out walking, I did that weeks ago, so I told myself I would go at least 20 minutes.
At the end of 20 minutes, I did not walk. I really wanted to walk at 25 minutes, but I did not stop. I had to make it to 30. As I was pushing myself my mind cleared and I knew that I could do it. I can run the 5 mile race next month.
It won’t be fast, my current pace is an 11 min/mile. But I can do it.
I walked for two minutes after the 30, then ran for 10, walked for 2 and then did my cool down.
Keep. On. Running.
C25K interval information can be found here