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Saturday, May 29, 2010


I ran 10.2 miles today.

Just the fact that I can actually say that baffles me. When I first started running the furthest I could go was 5 blocks, and after I ran that 5 blocks I thought I was going to die. Literally- I was getting light headed and had a hard time breathing. It took me 15 minutes to go 3/4 of a mile. Today I ran with an average of a 9'26" mile. Only the day before that I ran a smaller loop of 3 and 3/4 miles with an average of 8'40".

The human body is amazing. My body has abilities that I couldn't even fathom less than 6 months ago. My testimony of the Word of Wisdom has grown so much since I began running. I have always had a testimony of the "Do Not's" (drugs, alcohol...), but the "Do's" are harder- you have to work at those. This running program has changed me for the better. I have never felt healthier in my entire life. I can now say that I can "run and not be weary."

I'm not gonna lie, it also helps to have Johnny and the cast of Glee singing in your ear. Plus the view is awesome. I love my little mountain valley.

As I was running I was planning my trip to New York City to run the New York Marathon. Who's with me?


*~Sarah~* said...

I wish I could say "im with ya on that" but... I dont think i could run 5 blocks without being "weary" lol!

Erin said...

I'm so proud of you. That is great! I'm not with you for the marathon, but I'm totally with you for a half marathon next spring. Bring it on!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! That is AWESOME! What is your program? I used to run... I need to get back into it! It always helps me when I knwo that others are doing it or if I have a goal in mind. Maybe I should plan on running a marathon or something. ;)

marciea casselman said...

That is completely awesome. I am also amazed that you have increased your capacity so quickly.
Running is a great activity but no NY marathons for me...or any marathons for that matter.
Good luck in your race.

angied said...

that is so awesome! i hope that one day i can join you. i want to learn to run so bad. i hate running.

sNick said...

I just got a spot in the Wasatch Back!!! Woohoo! Maybe I'll see you there, eh?

Kim said...

Come and run the Logan 1/2 with me in August!