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My Secret - Doing Something I've Never Done

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I have a secret.

I've never been able to run a mile. Never. I walk. Throughout my life, I've been more active, I've been less active -- and I've been inactive! But the hurdle I've never been able to get over is that mile run.

So here's my chance. I am training to run that mile. I don't want to to run it in a certain time - at least not at first. I just want to finish. Run without stopping.

Right now I walk and run on my treadmill and at a local park. I can run for two minutes straight (a couple of weeks ago, it was only a minute) and I can run 1/8 of a mile at the park.

But next week it'll be 2-1/2 minutes. Or 3. And perhaps it'll be 1/8 of a mile plus a few steps. A little at a time.

Because I'm going to do something I've never done before in my life. And how great is that.

And who knows. After that mile run is behind me, maybe I'll find something else I've never done before -- and do it!
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    2017 days ago
    Thank you -- my goal is to participate in a 5K in the fall -- I am not sure I'll be able to run the whole distance,but it is helpful to have that to motivate me.
    2017 days ago
    Here is a link to a website which has lots of tips on how to begin to run. It also has a couch to 5K running program. It will help you in lots of ways. I used to run half marathons 3 years ago before I injure my back and it was so wonderful. I miss it so much! You are in for a wonderful journey and experience. Lots of fun walk/races you can enter. You don't have to run/jog the whole thing and they will provide you with goals and activities for you to shoot for emoticon Good luck.

    2018 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    2018 days ago
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