Saturday, June 7, 2008

I DID IT!!!

The second week in April I began jogging. I have consistently been jogging now for 9 weeks in an effort to stay healthy, keep fit, and ward off any potential health risk. Just this week I was able to run 2 complete miles without having to stop and walk. Yeah, another goal reached. Last weekend, my dear running friend turned me on to a 3K race that was held today. She encouraged me to sign up and try it just to get a feel for it. So I accepted her invitation and signed up. My goal was to jog the whole thing without stopping and set a pace for myself to see what kind of time I could make. Well, I'm thrilled to report that I met my goal and exceeded the time I thought I would make. I was able to job the whole thing and even found enough energy to sprint the last 100 meters. I finished in 19 minutes and 42 seconds. I was so awe struck that I finished under 20 minutes. I had no idea I could do a 10:35 mile. I was 10th in my age bracket, but I really have no idea how many were in the bracket to begin with. :-) I was so pumped all day today. It feels good to be getting in shape and really starting to see progress with my exercise goals. YEAH 4 ME!!!

Blessings to each of you!

1 comment:

staci822 said...

Congrats Jackie! I know that being dedicated to exercise like that can be hard work, but just remember...in the long run, you are doing your body a lot of good!

Staci