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.
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!!!
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.