Saturday, February 23, 2013

Making progress!

Just wanted to give a quick update on how training's been going. Apologies for the lack of posts-once I get done with the day, study, and work out, I have a hard time convincing myself to write!

For the past few weeks, I wasn't sure I was actually making any improvement. The furthest I could run at a time was 2 miles and on my longer runs, I'd have to take a bunch of mini walk breaks in order to finish. I'm pretty sure I looked like the bottom part of this photo:

Today I ran 3.5 miles without stopping though! I think just the persistence of running ~3 times a week finally paid off and for the first 2 miles it actually didn't feel hard at all. The last mile and a half was more difficult, but do-able. It was the first time I thought 13.1 miles might actually be possible after all. I was red, out of breath, and probably still looked like the spazzy little girl in the picture, but I also felt really good. 


  1. Hahaha OMG I love the picture! That's fantastic Jacks!
    PS I went to the gym yesterday to run since it was nasty out. While I was watching the TV to entertain myself, there is a guy who was 101 yrs. old running a competitive marathon! 101!! 26.2 miles! 101!! So I thought to myself, damn if he is 101 and can do this, we can run 13.1 miles in our 20's! lol

  2. Thanks E!! Woah, that's impressive and pretty awesome motivation! We've totally got this. :)