Hi everyone! I just had to share this experience with you all. As you all know, I'm a walker. Sometimes, I feel like I can walk forever. Well...because so many of you are runners, I decided to give it a try (my doctor I'm sure would cringe at this idea). Anyways, I took off running after doing Jillian's 6 week, 6 pack. I decided I needed another 20 minutes or so to make a complete 60 min. workout for the day.
I started out pretty strong, it didn't take long for my heart rate to get up there specially after doing a Jillian workout. I decided to push myself. Well I did and my heart rate was staying in the 170's, once it got to 179 I decided I needed to slow down. Supposedly, the max heart rate for my age is 175. Well I guess, I proved that wrong, because I was still breathing. It did scare me a bit though. It's funny, because my mind and legs were still wanting to run, but, I had to slow down and start walking again. I walked the rest of the way. I managed to get 2 miles in.
Conclusion, I was reminded why I am a walker and not a runner. It is a very humbling experience for this very competitive person. This prayer came to mind.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference".
I need to remind myself, over and over again, that God created us all to be different, with different abilities. I am very thankful that he has given me the abilities to do the things I can.
So, kudos, to all you runners out there. May God always give you the strength to be able to do it.
I won't promise that I won't try again in the future, just not in the too near future. LOL!!!