If you had asked me 2 months ago to go run a half mile, even in increments, I would have laughed and went back to eating my third helping at the buffet. Today I am proud to say I ran a total of a half mile and went on to do my usual Wednesday workout as well.
I got on the treadmill today thinking I would do 25 min of warm-up and then do my Wednesday weight workout for the rest of the hour. As it turns out my body had other plans. At 25 minutes I said I would do another 5 to even it out a half hour of walking. At 30 minutes my body felt like it wanted to run...really, I know that sounds weird but that's just how it felt. So I started to jog at 4mph and after a min I stopped and walked. I did that another 3 times and with 7 min 30 sec left on the timer I said screw it, lets try to jog the clock out. Well that was a bit ambitious and I only ran for 3 minutes then slowed to a walk again. I was so close to jogging a total of a half mile that I had to run again to make it. So at 1 min 30 sec left on the timer I started to jog again and totally finished it!! I was so excited that I was smiling on the treadmill. Seven and a half minutes of jogging at 4mph is a half mile and I did that!! Two months ago I never thought that would happen and today it did. Even when I first got on the treadmill and could only walk a half mile or so before being winded, I never thought it would only take 2 months for me to be jogging and still have enough left in me to work with weights after, WOW, this is cool!
Days like this really set the tone for the rest of the day/week. What are some of the milestones that you made that set the tone for the rest of your journey? What made things click that made you think, wow, I can really do this?