Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Determination Goes a Long Way

A little bit of determination goes a long way!

I'll be honest, tonight when I got on the treadmill, I was not feeling it.  Technically I was scheduled to do a 2 mile run, but in my head, I figured I'd be happy if I did a mile.  I did my warm up, punched up the speed and took off.  My legs felt heavy and my breathing was labored but I pushed through. 

As I approached a mile, I thought, "What the heck, go another 2 blocks."  My breathing had settled down into a good rhythm and my legs were feeling pretty good.  I pushed up the tempo again, passed 2 blocks, and decided to try for 1.5 miles.

Knees pumping, elbows swinging, I passed the 1.5 mile mark and thought "What the heck, go for the stinking 2 miles."  And so I did.  But guess what??  When I hit the 2 mile mark I gave myself one final push and squeezed out another block before slowing down and walking another couple of minutes to cool down.

I ended up doing 2.1 miles in 26.21 and burned 158 calories.  I know it's not the best time in the world, but the whole point is, in my head I was only prepared to do one mile and I pushed myself into doing 2.1 miles.  It's amazing what you can do when you give that little extra effort.


  1. Excellent Kim!!!!! Way to go, J

  2. Yahoo! Yes, a large part of running is mental. If you think you can do it, you will.

  3. Awesome run Kim!! Keep up the fantastic work and determination!


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