i did it!

Another personal best today- I ran nonstop for 20 minutes.

What’s even more amazing is that I almost didn’t. See, when I got on the treadmill, I set it for a 35-minute workout and did my 5-minute warmup walk, as usual. Then I started running- and after three and a half minutes, I slowed down to walking. But then I thought- what am I doing? Do I want to run 20 minutes?

So I knocked the speed up again, and I ran. Even though my legs wanted to stop, even though my lungs were screaming. I ran for 20 minutes and did a 5 minute cool off. I was exhausted. I was exhilarated. I can’t even begin to describe how I felt.

I’m so on top of the world. It’s such a mental challenge- but I did it! The last 8 minutes of the run were definitely the hardest. But I did it.

I’m actually toying with the idea of signing up for a 5k this month. I was going to wait until October but… if I can do it, why wait?