Monday, February 14, 2011

Today is a GREAT DAY!

Today has been a great day.  Last night Steven and I mapped out a run starting at the fitness center.  It was almost 2.5 miles.  It was long enough for my brother to get his full run in and great for my 20 minutes.  I ran all 20 minutes!  What a feeling!  I could not believe I did it.  It is a lot easier to run outside.  I was able to focus on things around me and get out of my head.  I could not of done this a few weeks ago. 

I also want to point out that I ran a mile without stopping today.  I have not been able to do this or even tried since high school.  I did it in 13 minutes 19 seconds.  I run very slow, but I am running.  I know the speed will come in time.

I also weighed myself this morning.  Its not one of my "official" times but I still am very excited about it.  I am now under 300 lbs!!!  I got past my plateau and now weight 299.2. 

Jen is the love of my life and I am very excited to spend tonight with her for Valentines day.  She did a group strength class with me Saturday and the instructor said she was amazing!  I couldn't agree more.


Sarah said...

YAY go chris! I am so proud of you!

iBo said...

I'm so impressed with how much change you've gone through the last bit. You're an inspiration.

wam said...

YAY.... man, I am so happy to hear you rocked the "day of dread" as I called it when I was doing c25k. That day really represented a major milestone to me. There certainly is no shame in walking if you need to, but to me, W5D3 is the day I transformed from being a person who runs, to being "a runner". Even more than my first 5K, w5d3 showed me that I really could complete the program, that I could run a 5k, and that I could do much more if I set my mind to it. I'm so very happy to hear that you conquered it. The fact that its also associated with a breaking of a weight plateau makes it even more special. Congrats dude!

Steve said...

That is awesome Chris! I knew you could do it. Keep up the good work.