Today I set out to run 2 miles for 'fun' and do some weights for my upper body and some exercises for my abs.
At the gym to run 1 mile on the track I have to do 17.2 laps (I thought I was running a mile at 16 laps - arg! - I asked at the desk to confirm that 16 laps was a mile and I was corrected). I started my workout with running as far as I could go (running a full 2 miles non stop was the goal). I made it to 1.75 miles and then I had to walk a lap. After the one lap walk I finished the rest of the run with actual full on running.
Note: I say I ran 2miles but it's really a combo of jogging and occasional running with a tiny bit of walking. To me the word 'ran', 'run', 'running' has much better ring to it than the word jog :)
My two miles timed at 20 mins! - yay I'm a little bit faster than a turtle! :)
In all seriousness I have come a long way from a year ago. I remember when I first started to work out and that consisted of just walking. I walked the treadmill at a brisk pace when it was set to 3.5. I remember all the fat on my legs and my body that was weighing me down. I remember how my knees would ache and how my heart would beat and I felt like I was really breathing hard at times. Running for sure wasn't a possibility back then.