Monday, May 03, 2010

But I didn't...

I wanted to quit before I started.

But I didn't.

I wanted to quit when I got delayed until after 9pm due to a long birthday call to my MIL.

I wanted to quit.

But I didn't.

I wanted to quit when I got to the gym and the TV couldn't get a signal.

I wanted to quit.

But I didn't.

I wanted to quit when halfway through a Couch to 5k week 1 workout my knees reminded that I shouldn't be running just yet.

I wanted to quit.

But I didn't.

I wanted to quit when two hot hispanic women came in, glared at me on one of the two working treadmills, insulted me in spanish (at least in parts that I could understand), and left.

I wanted to quit.

But I didn't.

I wanted to quit the third time the creepy looking guy passed with the shopping cart.

I wanted to quit.

But I didn't.

I wanted to quit when the two hispanic women came back, glared at me some more, stole a few free weights and left again. (I presume they were bringing them back and just using them in their apartment).

I wanted to quit.

But I didn't.

I wanted to quit up until the very moment I finished.

37 minutes, 1.87 miles

I wanted to quit.

But I didn't.

And I won't.

16 comments:

darcie said...

you. are. a. rockstar!!

Cindy said...

Oh you are amazing. It will get easier and easier. Just you wait.

simplicity said...

Way to go you! Keep going. You can do it!

MollyinMinn said...

I am impressed! Good for you!

Anti-Supermom said...

Awesome job!

Recovering Procrastinator said...

Good for you!!

Great way to put your feelings into words too. :)

andreaberg said...

Good for you! Keep going and it will get easier!

Kristie said...

Way to go Liz! You rock!

destinationathlete said...

GREAT JOB!!!!

Amelia Sprout said...

Pure awesomeness. You can do it.

Tom said...

Congrats and keep it up! It makes me all nostalgic for walks around Northfield. And a big Tra-La back at you.

Valerie said...

You're doing great! For some inspiration:

My trainer when I was becoming a dog trainer use to be overweight. Her weight caused her to need two knee surgeries (one on each knee). When she decided to lose the weight she started running, but her knees made it very difficult. It's taken her 5 years, but she just ran her first half marathon.

If she can do it, you can too! Keep up the good work!!!!

The Marketing Mama said...

This is awesome, Liz. Keep it up! :)

Brianna said...

I'm so proud of you, lovely lady.

Bri

pras1 said...

Way to power through it!

kristine said...

Good for you, Liz! I'm proud of you!