Tuesday, May 11, 2010

An Unlikely Unexpected Milestone/Goal/Amazing Moment

05/11/10

283.2 lbs

I didn't weigh again.  I just used my weight record from earlier today.

I never post more than once a day.  Sometimes I don't even post once a day.  But I have something special to share with you and I couldn't wait.  Plus the next three days are going to be full of a work conference.

I left work early today to get my final preps for the trip.  I took advantage to get in a good workout before the plane tomorrow.  I decided to push my elliptical time from 30 to 45 minutes.  I also set it on the "weight loss" program rather than the "cross trainer" I've been using for the past few times. 

I noticed on Sunday that I was hitting 2 miles in my 30 minutes.  I never really kept track of my distance, I'm more interested in working up a sweat and keeping myself from falling off the machine. Well, I was noticing that I was about to hit a mile and clicked over to see how fast I had done it.  I wasn't expecting very fast (for me) since I was pacing myself for the 45 minutes and the change in the intensity of the levels.  I did it in less than 15 minutes.  And then, mile 2...in 28 minutes.  Well, I started thinking.

I have 45 minutes set on the timer.  I've been killing a mile in 15 minutes.  Hmm.  A 5K is 3.2 miles.  Hmm.  I could do a 5K today.  Why not?

So my friends, guess what I did as a spur of the moment?  I did a 5K this afternoon. In 47.7 minutes. I don't know if it counts when you're on exercise equipment, but I did it nonetheless.

Go me!

-jafg



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4 comments:

Amanda said...

It counts -- way to go!!

SWEETY said...

Good Job keep up the great work!

Angela Pea said...

Whoot!!! Doing the Happy Dance for you!

Happy Dance = that silly dance that Buzz Lightyear and Woody do in Toy Story after they scare the bejeesuz out of the mean kid from next door. Oh yeah. I look silly standing here in my office doing the Happy Dance for you!

I'm so proud of you!

Lynn said...

good job!