Tuesday, January 22, 2013

18 Minutes

Last night I went to the gym for my favourite class Body Combat. I have 2 favourites. Body Combat and Body Pump. ha ha ha. Who would of thought hey? Half way through I had to ditch. I have never given up in the whole time I have been at the gym! I literally had to walk out of the class half way through and I was fuming at myself. My back had flared up last week and the twisting and turning and kicking in combat just absolutley killed me and I had to stop. I had to be real and think about looking after myself. I knew I couldn push myself, even though I wanted to. 

I went straight onto the treadmill to warm down my body. After 2 minutes of walking something inside snapped and I started running. I ran and I didn't stop. I don't know whether it was the anger from having to walk out of the class or the determination to push myself but I ran and ran. I didn't have any music on and I wasn't measuring my distance. All I had was the timer on my treadmill. My plan was to run 3 minutes, walk 2 minutes. That's what I can do. I can run 3 minutes. Easy. Well nope I just kept running and didn't stop and I ended up running 18 MINUTES! A massive fist pump for that. That is by far the longest I have ever run in my life. I pushed myself last year and ran for 6 minutes and I thought that was pretty awesome, but 18, holy gosh! Amazing!

I caught the running bug last night. 
Now I want to keep pushing myself and see where I can take this. 
It was simply mind over matter. That's it. Nothing else. 
Let's see where this takes me.

Love, Peace and Hope
x S.K.K x


Serena Saga said...

Wow, I you felt good after that workout!! Stopping by from Aloha Friday and I am now your newest follower. I look forward to a long blog relationship with you and can't wait to see what you come up with next!


Jillian Nicole said...

Good for you. You really do feel good after a good run. I have to try and get into the groove myself.
I am following you from the hop and would love for you to follow along.

Helene said...

18 minutes is awesome! and I love body pump!

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

That's awesome! I find running really hard. 18 minutes seems like a long time. And I KNOW it will soon feel like nothing to you! You go!!

Linny said...

Good for you! I need to catch the running bug myself! I love your nikes, they are cute! Hope you have a great day! xo

Belinda said...

18 minutes woah!!

I would've died at 1minute and a half!


Anonymous said...

Way to go girl!! Mumsy xx

Goobz said...
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Goobz said...

WTG I'm now 98 kg and need to find the running bug lol feels like I got this way over night

Catriona @ Precious Impressions said...

18 minutes of running is amazing! I walk on the treadmill, haven't built myself up to run on it yet. I also had a back injury a few months ago that put me back in the gym. It's so frustrating to not be able to workout due to injury. Happy running.

Veronica Lee Burns said...

yay for running! I've been running for about a year and half now. I used to HATE it SO much. And right now I'm doing like nothing, it's so stinkin cold out, and I'm a baby about the cold haha

Emma said...

well done, I have tried interval training, but don't stick to it!

Sara @ Tisthelife.com said...

YAY!! Running is so much fun, cheap & can be done anywhere! Now.... when will you have your first race :)

Annaleis Topham said...

Amazing what you can do when your not happy with something! Hope it didn't hurt your back though.

Thanks for linking up with #TUST

Annaleis - Blogs and PR Team Member

PS Do you have a Facebook page or a way of following your blog?

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

Well done. I've just started the C2 5k again I got to 10km then had to stop last year for treatment but I'm determined to get back the running bug.

Anonymous said...

What a legend - I need to get back on my treadmill, not sure what it's going to take though :(
Emily - visiting via # TUST - Blogs and PR

Housewife in Heels said...

I love running on a treadmill- although I need music/ tv... The seratonin release is so addictive.... I just resigned with a gym that has a creche for my 1 and 2 year olds.... All the best with the running bug- see you at the finish line x

Breanna said...

aw you go girl :) Good luck with your running, mine is killing me!