Monday, March 22, 2010

What I did today

Ok, let me tell you that I´m not planning at all to run a 5K. I think I already said it before but I can´t run, and I haven´t run for years, more than 20.

Anyway, today I decided to walk outdoors because the weather was perfecto for it. It was at 9 pm and I went to an outdoor running track. There was only 1 person running there so I got gutsy and started just walking around the 400 meters track. I went around once, and then I RUN THE SECOND LAP. I ran for 400 meters and I just couldn´t believe I even tried that but I did it and surprised myself. This might not mean a lot if you are very young, but I am 42 and running wasn´t one of my plans ever.

Now, I have to say it took me 2 more laps marching to recover from it :-). I was also able to not just walk, but march for the last 2 laps. This was my first try on a running track and I did like it, so I might try it more often now. Anyway, for 15 minutes I was able to, walk, run and march. Four laps alltogether. My first day, I hope I can improve it.



Dani Joy said...

Wooooo hoooo!! Loook at you girl!! I am sooo stinkin proud.. like a proud mama! hahaha

It´s all that good eating and Jillian´s butt kickin´dvd workouts!

You look so good and no one would ever know you were one day over 30!

Great Job!!

Dani Joy

Larry R. Carlisle said...

Ketty, I'm indoor jogging now about 30minutes 6 days a week, but when I first started 15 months ago, I could hardly make it 3 minutes without dying from lack of breath. I just turned 50 in January, and I'm feeling much better now than ever before. I just look 50, but I feel like I'm 24! Keep it up and you'll be surprised how much you can do! Great job! :-)
Have a great day!
Kathryn :-)

Joy said...

Wow, Ketty!! You did it. I´m so happy for you. I´m not going to run a marathon either, but have been running in some of the video exercises I do. I think the secret (like the article says) is to walk first and start slow. Jack loves to run...but I tried it once and gave up. I feel different about it now...and would love to run with him : ) We´ll see. So awesome to be winning small victories along the way. When we look back (and now that we are feeling so great) we can only say, "thank you Lord for helping me to stick with it"!