“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?”
~Henry Ford (Good Reads)
I’ve been running intervals since I started running a couple of years ago. It has been off & on, mostly off. The whole time I have been running intervals, but I finally decided to push for distance because I have always had as a goal to be able to run a mile.
I FINALLY DID IT!
I started trying to run one solid half mile loop around the park. I got close, but the two times I tried it I had to walk a couple of minutes. I mentioned it on Fit Fatties & another runner told me if I slowed my pace down I would make my distance goal. That night I tried it, & not only did I make it once around, I kept going & made it twice for a whole mile! Hurray!!!
That was St. Patrick’s Day, so just over a week ago. I have gone running three times this week & hit my mile each time. No significant time improvements, but I’m working on it.
The first time I went out after St. Pat’s I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to repeat the mile. I nearly worried myself into not going back out, but I did go & was as happy the second time I ran a mile as I had been the first.
I’ve been wondering what to next – work on my pace or work on distance? I have decided to stick with the mile two days a week & then one day a week go back to intervals for distance. I think that’s a good compromise. I am so excited!
In other news, I just finished week 3 of the 100 push-ups challenge, & passed the 100 push-ups mark the other day. It was in total of the sets that day, I did 103, but it gives me hope that I will be able to finish 100 push-ups nonstop by the end of this. Just three more weeks.
Today I also started the 200 sit-ups challenge (which is crunches, not actual sit-ups). It was the initial test & I did 52. I will officially start the challenge sets on Tuesday.
All-in-all I am feeling really positive these days, other than a couple of people in my life driving me nuts, but in regard to myself I feel great. Not sure if I mentioned this before, but on my last psych visit the nurse maintained my current mood stabilizer dose because she said I was doing so well. We’ll see how that continues. I go back at the end of April.