A week ago I wrote about my personal little torture on the treadmill of pushing myself to run 3.1 mi straight through – the equivalent of a 5k. Well today I was back on the treadmill and determined to do it again. Last time I hit 3.51 miles so I knew this time I had to hit that point again. I was not going to go backwards and fall short of that distance. Plus, after having shared it with you already, there was no way I was not going to have the mental toughness to push myself that far again.
I pushed through and this time I decided not to keep looking at the treadmill monitor. I just kept running and trying not to focus on anything other than to keep going. The tv was on so once a new show came on, I told myself I would hold off looking until the third commercial break. When I did I was at 3.52 miles and then I kept running. I was going to push myself farther than last time and make sure 2011 went out with a bang! I ran to the 4 mile mark and then slowed it down and walked another half mile! Still felt like hell, but it was awesome to know I did something I didn’t think I could do and that I pushed myself beyond any preconceived limits I thought I had!
Happy New Year! I will be kicking off 2012 with a morning cardio session just to let 2012 know who’s in charge!