Thursday, March 18, 2010

I can run.

I set a new PR for myself. Finally I feel all my hard work with regards to my running is finally paying off. I am so glad my best friend pushed me or I would have not achieved it on my own I don't think. I ran my 3km in 15min 6 secs and was astounded by my pace. I not once looked at my watch, I just wanted to see how it felt to run at a certain pace without feeling the pinch of the minutes ticking by.

Just prior to starting off my best friend Susan had said to me "when you start, set yourself a pace that you will be able to keep for the whole distance". Mmmmmm, must remember- when one feels rested try to not get too excited and take off at a Gazelle's pace. Susan was not going to let this pace slide into that of a sloth, she is very good at keeping pace - and that is what she did for the whole 3km. I am now glad she did - because it means I can do it. Something I thought I could never do - I now know I can.

I know this new found confidence in my running ability will push me to strive further and harder for a faster 2.5km in my next Triathlon. Rather than doing a 14.01min for it, I am hoping to do 12 mins if not a bit faster. We are now heading into our colder months so the Tri season is coming to an end, this means my next Tri will be in October. I have another 7 months of training to help get me ready. My next Triathlon should produce results that should make my eyes water. With tears of joy of course.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage