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Making Progress!

Last night, Cody and I decided to go for a little run. I was eager to start Week 3 of C25K and the only time I had to do it was after dark. Cody decided to go with me! Of course, he was bored most of the time 1. because I am slow 2. because I have a shin splint in my right shin and it was hurting, which made me go even slower and 3. because he is used to running a mile no problem. I was still glad he was there though! He kept pushing me along. I did pretty good! I was really nervous about the 3 min. runs, but Cody was a great motivator and it really wasn't as hard as I expected it to be! We decided to continue walking after I finished my 2 1.5 min. runs and my 2 3 min. runs. We ended up run/walking a 5K! :) I also ran a whole quarter mile without stopping! I have never actually made it before! It felt amazing! My confidence is increasing, and I am starting to realize that this distant dream might actually become a reality!

I am excited to finish week 3 and move on to week 4. I will be doing 5 min. runs then. I cannot wait for the day where i can just go out for a run and run several miles before I even notice I have done it! :)

I will be leaving for Dallas on Saturday to go visit my brother, cousin, and friends! I am not sure if I will have a chance to run there, but I am hoping I will. They have beautiful parks there, and would love running through one! It is a much needed mini vacation!


  1. Great job, I love your blog because you are so excited about running! I hurt my knee and am just getting back into running, and your reports on the 5k training make me smile :)

  2. Thanks Michelle! Running is the first thing that has gotten me excited about being healthy! I'm glad I can make you smile! Good luck getting back into running! :)


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