Jan 28, 2013 - Health    7 Comments

Take That, Self!

I did something today that I never thought would happen.

I’d thought about it. Dreamed about it. Planned for it. But not until today did I make it happen.

I ran a mile in under 10 minutes!

Here’s my proof!

watch time mile

I’ve never run in my life before six months ago. I walked half of the course as an elementary student. I enjoyed competition and sports, but running was not my forte. It is a very recent addition to my life. I wanted to challenge myself tonight so I measured out my course, chose a song peppy enough to get me started at the appropriate pace, and took off. It was rough. Don’t think anything different. I was a sweaty and wheezy mess at the end of that mile. I needed a significant cool down period. But I did it. It felt good — not during the run honestly — I’ve never hit that so-called runners high. It’s been described to me, but I have yet to understand it first hand.  But I can feed off the sense of accomplishment and experience a different kind of high! I run because I get to prove to myself that I am strong. That I can do it. That goals can be achieved.

A year ago, I never would have believed it! Take that, self!

Where to next, feet?

running shoes


  • Yay! So proud of you!
    You inspire me, Kelly Simpson!

  • Kelly! Kelly! Way to go!!

  • That’s awesome, Kelly! So proud of you! I loooove your gusto and drive to just DO IT!

    • Thanks, friends! I’m sore, but proud.

  • I’m so proud of you!!! You are awesome!

  • Dance Class? 🙂

  • Yay!!! You should be way proud of yourself chica!!

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