Last night I had my first one mile time trial with the Katy Fit 5k training group. A week ago I tried this on the treadmill just to see what I might expect and came out around 13:35 minutes. That's pretty pathetic if you ask me. I ran with the training group on Wednesday night for more than 2 miles and I ran again on the treadmill Saturday for a bit more than 2 miles.
Last night I had someone running beside me for the entire one mile time trial. I'm not sure if she slowed me down or sped me up but she definitely kept me going. I finished the mile in 12:56. That's a big improvement and it is motivating. Then we ran another mile and half in intervals.
I'm sure it also helps that I have fundamentally changed how I eat and in the process have dropped 6.5 pounds so far. I don't see myself quitting that process anytime soon either and I'm optimistic I may actually hit my goal weight by the time my Run 4 the Children race happens in March.
Today I wanted to share with you a bunch of awesome motivational quotes with images I have found across the internet. Some are from Facebook and I don't know the original source, most are from Pinterest.
1. I love how simple running is. Can be done virtually anywhere.
2. This is one of my favorites. So true.
3. Never in a million years thought I'd be a runner. I am.
|Found via Pinterest from joemarelo.tumbler.com|
|Found via Pinterest from thehealthychange.tumbler.com|
|Found via Pinterest at 1.bp.blogspot.com|
6. I used to hate sweat with a passion. Not anymore.
|Found via Pinterest from wanttobehealthynhappy.tumbler.com|
7. Are you gonna be strong today?
|Found via Pinterest at weheartit.com|
8. Perfect for computer addicts like me.
|Found via Pinterest at staleymc.blogspot.com|
|Found via Pinterest at WeHeartIt|
10. Fortunately I've already seen my body changing after 2 weeks.
|Found via Pinterest from WeHeartIt|
|Found via Pinterest at jillconyers.typepad.com|
This post is linked up at Amanda's Top Ten Tuesday!