Monday, February 15, 2010

Call me Stealth Ninja Runner

I am unbelievably, incredibly, jump out of my skin, exuding with excitement today.

Mondays are my running days, and this very Monday was the day that I ran further than I have EVER run without stopping.

3 miles

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I can't even believe it still.

I had been on this run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute thingy. Today for some reason at 4 minutes I didn't stop. "I just kept run-nig." As Forest says.

Last week in my crazy hard core/boot camp/kill me class, Missy, the instructor was talking about friends who would give anything to be able to workout, or run, or move in a way that our bodies could right now because of an illness or an inability. She said that it keeps her driven and motivated when she wants to stop, knowing that she can be active while her friends cannot.

Today, I had that picture in my head. An unbelievably beautiful sweet friend whose struggling with an unknown right now. Her face kept me going; kept me from stopping the run today.

The other face running through my head. My sister-in-law's, who is going to zoom passed me in our run coming up in April.

BUT, she's a runner.

I'm not.

Maybe someday.

Here's to setting a faster pace and not stopping.

Good day.

Unbelievable day.


Jess said...

Hoot hoot! So proud of you, kind of. :) You need to slow down a bit and let me catch up, I'm not even back to the 4-1 yet!

I love ya, stealth ninja runner!

Melinda said...

Yay Serena I am so proud of you.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

AWESOME!!! Your instructor is so right on with that! I cannot do ANYTHING in the "workout" nature and I really wish I could! Maybe someday :)

karen ulmer said...

way to go thats awesome super proud of you