Monday, 14 May 2012

Taking a Step Forward

I was browsing my Pinterst boards to post my thought of the day on my Facebook page, and I came across this photo/ quote... 

This is such a powerful quote, regardless of what you are trying to accomplish in your life.  If you want to move ahead in life you need to take the necessary steps to so.

Today I took a huge step forward.  I went for my first PAIN FREE run today!!  Yippee!!  My goal for today was to run 15 minutes.  Once I got out there I was in it.  I ran 4.15km in 21:03.  I actually surprised myself.  My first km felt a little slow, but I got into the groove (actually my quickest km at 4:53).  My 2nd km felt comfortable (5:02).  My 3rd km was another story.  I could feel my pace fall off drastically, and I really was not feeling well.  I wont get into how my stomach felt. lol.  When I got home and checked my splits out I was pleasantly surprised that my pace wasnt as slow as it felt.  I was convinced I have run 5:30+, but I clocked a 5:14.  Not horrible!  My final km I was able to bring the pace home a little and wrapped up a 5:01.

Although this was a short run, and was slower than my sub 50min 10km goal pace,  I have to say I was not totally disappointed.  I realize I have lost a lot of fitness sitting on my butt recovering, but I am confident that with hard work it will come back to me easier that it was to get there in the first place.

If I am planning on training to run the Goodlife Fitness 1/2 Marathon in October, I need to be able to start my training regiment out with a 10km run on Sunday.  Lets hope this week I can build up to that!!

Happy Running!!