Thursday, June 12, 2008

Surprised Myself Once Again!

I didn't have to sub today so I got to do my run in the morning. I checked today's schedule on Cto5k and it said I had to do 2 10 minute runs with 3 minutes of walking in between. At first I thought "no way...I'll do the two 8 minute runs - no way I can run 10." But then I got out there and started running and realized that I'm getting pretty good at this!

I ran the 10 with no problem and here's the funny part ~ as my stop watch is just registering that I'd run 10 minutes, this car pulls up to the corner (I happened to be right at the corner of my street) filled with a bunch of boys that are my students. (Not sure why they weren't in school...) and I see them leering out the window at me - I'm sure thinking "There goes Mrs. E running her fat ass around the neighborhood.." and there was no way I was going to stop and do my 3 minute walk. They would've thought I was a wuss and couldn't handle it. So I kept running. And after they passed...I still kept running. I did a total of 13 minutes. Woohoo! I ran 13 minutes! I'm in my 50's people!

So then I walked 2 minutes (instead of the 3) and then ran another 7 minutes which brought me right to my driveway. And here's the cool part. When I got done I was NOT out of breath. I was sweating like a pig but breathing fine! My body is actually getting used to this. I know now that I will be able to do this! It used to be the breathing part was the hardest for me. But now my lungs and heart are actually getting conditioned to handle this. I could've run longer than the 13 minutes. But I decided to just stay with the program and not jump ahead of myself. It seems that whenever I think I can't do this - I amaze myself and see that I can!

Hubby and I also got pre-approved for our home equity line of credit so we can proceed with the new house. We've been at a stand still for several months. Until this house we're living in now is sold - we have no funds to move forward on the new one. It is finished on the outside - siding, roof , windows.....but the inside is just a shell. The heat & electric are in - but other than that - nada. So hopefully after next Friday we'll be able to proceed.

Hope you're all having a fantastic week!


Manuela said...

Conrats on the running!

I find it's been a bit tough because of the humidity but I'll try again (yesterday I did 25 minutes).

Enjoy the rest of your week!

RunningNan said...

That is a super awesome story! 13 minutes.. just think, you can do that 20 minutes with no problems what so ever. You make me want to go out and run again, even though I finished 2 hours ago!

Grumpy Chair said...

That is great on running 13 minutes straight.

Not being out of breath is a most excellent reward/benefit.

Honi said...

whooooooooohoooooooooo on the run lady .. FABULOUS!!!

WillBFineby2009 said...

Getting a loan for an Equity Loan is good if you can get a good rate .Hubby & I where looking into one too...

Keep up the running.I am not a runner,but I want to start a fast walk or slow jog off & on on the track(at the Y)(if my left knee allows it!)

CactusFreek said...

The running sounds like it's all happening!
I had intentions of trying the c25k program, but to be honest i couldn't imagine myself running just yet.

Good going with the equity loan. We have applied for the same thing, to consolidate. wish us luck! :o)