Hell ya.. I did it!!!

Meeting my goal

All my life I’ve wanted to be able to run a 10 minute mile.  That has been my ultimate fitness goal, but when you weigh 250+ lbs it’s an impossible goal.  I would be lucky to get a mile done in less than 24 minutes.  Over the last year I have lost more then 100 lbs and have been working hard on shaving time off of that clock.  When I first started on the elliptical machine I could do about 45 seconds before my legs would burst into flames and become so shaky I could barely stand.  I’d given up on being able to do that torture machine and figured I’d just stick to the treadmill.  I mean after all I could walk for 30 minutes before I felt like dying.

 

Over the last few months I’ve been walking further and further plus adding short sprints into my regimen.  I even walked 5.5 miles this past Saturday in 1 ½ hours.  This past Tuesday I decided to try the elliptical again and to my surprise I wasn’t dying after 45 seconds.  At 3 minutes I realized that I was still alive and not winded and there was a strong possibility that I could reach a mile in the 10 minute area.  I started pushing myself harder and harder, however I did not make my 10 min mile.  Instead I got it in 11:00 mins and I thought seriously that my lungs had imploded and my heart was going to stop at any second.  I of course took a picture before I died so I could prove that I almost did it, and to prove the cause of my death.

Woohoo go me

Today I went in to the gym with nothing but determination.  I was going to do a 10 min mile or I was going to die trying.  TAKE NO PRISONERS!!!

 

Almost killed myself taking this pic

 

 

So today I reached my ultimate fitness goal.   I screamed out YES!! when I did it, getting me rather strange glances by the other people there, but screw them, this was my minute!  My next goal is to do a 5K run/walk.  There is one on July 29th that I wanted to do, however I have to get a tooth surgically removed close to that day and I’m just not sure I’ll be up to by then.  I’m a big baby when it comes to mouth pain.

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