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Holy Workout Batman!

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I can NOT believe I’m about to type this. Ya ready?

Ok, here goes….

I worked out for 2 and ½ hours today.

TWO AND HALF HOURS!

And I loved every minute of it. It was pure, uninterrupted ME time. No husband, no toddler, no email, no phone, nothing. Just me doing something good for myself and I feel fantabulous!

What has happened to me?

Seriously, 10 years ago I was the girl who would drive a half a mile to campus and get a 5 dollar parking ticket because I was too lazy to walk to my classes. LOL  It just makes me laugh.

My friend, the trainer wants me to start working on a 10k run and I’m scared to death. She thinks I can do it and that the only thing that is holding me back is, well, me. I may be getting in better shape but I still have a hard time believing I can do it.  It’s all a confidence thing, I know that. But when you’ve told yourself something for 20 years (I can’t run, I’m not an athlete, yada yada) it’s hard to break the mental limitations you put on yourself. My immediate response to the running idea was, “I can’t run” but that’s not true. That’s the old me talking. The truth is I CAN run. Yes I’m going to have to work on it but I can do it.

So I think I’m going to take her up on the offer.

Me, a runner. HA! LOL

Ok, gotta run. I’m working on a new recipe and a St. Patty’s treat for GreenLiteBites!




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Discussion

There are 19 comments so far.

    Dev

    March 16, 2008

    So, did you do the punny on purpose? :-)

    What a great workout! That’s a great way to spend the day.

    As for the run, if your trainer thinks you can do it ~ you can do it. You just need to get into the mindset of knowing it’s something you’re capable of.

    Anonymous

    March 17, 2008

    Hi Ronnie…
    YOU can so do it!! I started running last Sept. at 192 and have been reading your blog daily for inspiration! Love your thoughts, inspiration, and of course, your awesome recipes & adorable toddler helper :)

    I did the Couch to 5K program from coolrunning.com and highly recommend it to anyone inspired to give it a go. I can now run 4-6 miles. I’m now training for a 10K and joining a marathon training program at the end of the month.

    I love running!! And…I am now 152, and working on losing my last 10! Go Ronnie!!! You can do it!
    Thanks for blogging and inspiring us all.

    Red

    March 17, 2008

    10K? I’ve written about 47K words on my personal blog. And I did it all while sitting.

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    March 17, 2008

    Nice work and carry on. You can work more than 10 x 10 k.

    Kathy

    March 17, 2008

    A marathon runner! Wow!

    Later Gator

    March 17, 2008

    Roni, do the run! I would never label myself a runner, and here I am nursing an injury while training for a 10 mile race.

    It’s really addictive. Once you get past that first mile, you realize, “Wow, I just ran an entire mile!” Then you want to keep beating your own records.

    Good luck!

    Katy

    March 17, 2008

    Roni, you can so do a 10K!

    Scrumpy's Baker

    March 17, 2008

    I felt exactly the same way as you and due to pure determination, I’ve completed 3 marathons. You can do it!

    RunningNan

    March 17, 2008

    I too did the couch to 5K on coolrunning.com. GIve it a shot! I can do it now, and it’s almost been a year!

    Amanda

    March 17, 2008

    Running is all mind over matter and you’ve beat that battle in so many ways, you can do this too.

    Christina

    March 17, 2008

    wow congrats on the workout. As for the 10K..GO FOR IT!!!! Once you start running you will love it and never want to stop, it is such a rush. i love to run and your first 10K is always special, I say give it a try :)

    freepersonaltrainer

    March 17, 2008

    Good for you! Of course you can do it! Distance running is all about your mind…anyone can run but only a few people know how to push past that point where most people stop.
    I love working out for a long time like that. I love taking my time and hate when things are rushed. You should try and fit a workout like that in once a week, it will make you feel fantastic and youll really see the results!
    Congrats!

    Miss July...not...yet

    March 17, 2008

    That is awesome! You will do great in the run…next stop a marathon!

    Congrats on your loss btw! Doesn’t it feel great?

    Melissa

    March 17, 2008

    Hi there, I’ve been fallowing your blog! I just wanted to say that you CAN DO IT! I was (and still kind of am) just like you with being lazy. My mom, brother and sister would run marathons/5, 10ks and I would think they were crazy! I started a biggest loser challenge with some family and friends and guess what!? I’m running my FIRST EVER 5k next month! I could barely walk a mile and now I am jogging/fast walking 3.1 miles in 38 minutes. It’s a start, but I just did it. I signed up and told myself I could be a runner even if I’ve never ran in my entire life lol.

    Okay enough about me….2.5 hours! wow, that’s awesome!! I’ll continue to check our blog, you’ve been a great inspiration!

    April

    March 17, 2008

    You can do it, Roni! I did a Couch to 5K program back in 2002 after losing thirty pounds. I had NEVER ran before. I was the kid in gym class who did everything she could NOT to have to run anywhere. As of this year, I’m about to run my seventh half marathon and fourth full marathon. It can happen, you just gotta believe.

    Jennifer

    March 17, 2008

    Roni, you can do it! I did Team in Training with the Leukemia Society for the last three years, I ran 2 marathons and a half marathon before even losing weight! I’m down about 20 pounds and the more I take off I think the easier it will be. I NEVER would have tried a marathon without my husband saying “Yes, you can!” and I did!

    Crista

    March 17, 2008

    Running is something I definately haven’t done since before high school. I definately think you should go for the marathon..YOU CAN DO IT. I really want to run again..even though its been years..but I definately think that would help the weight come off faster..hopefully.

    Happy St. Pat’s Day!

    Jj

    March 17, 2008

    WOWOWOW! 2-1/2 hours; you go girl!! I can’t even get in my 20 minutes on the treadmill lately; you’ve rightfully put me to shame! Best of success to you!

    Nancy

    March 20, 2008

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I totally agree about enjoying the “me time” that you get when you work out. It’s great to focus on improving your body for that little while. Good for you!

    As far as the running goes, I totally recommend the C25K program that others have mentioned in their comments. I’m finishing up Week 4. If I can do it, you can DEFINITELY do it.