Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Mile at a Time

Yesterday, I ran a mile. 1 whole mile.


I know so many people who have done 5k's, 10k's, half-marathons, and full marathons...but they all had to start out with just one mile at some point in their lives.

I had actually just intended to walk (by myself, Matt was down with a bad cold) but made a split second decision after a 5 minute warm up to run.

I ran past a sweet old lady who was out enjoying the wonderful fresh air.

I turned a corner and ran to the next block.

I saw a gray van two blocks down.

I ran past it.

I saw the end of the street, took a left, and kept running.

Then I just made up my mind that I was going to run home.

I ran and I ran and I actually ran PAST the house, to the end of our block, because I wanted to ensure that I had run a full mile.

All the while, I imagined people cheering me on. All of you were there, lining the street, jumping up and down, waiting for me to cross that 'finish line'.


Sharon said...

Congratulations on your incredible accomplishment Emily!!! You know I was with you in spirit cheering you on! Your can-do attitude is paying off big-time.... or should I say "small"-time as you continue to shrink!

Tiffany said...

EMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is SO awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my opinion, running that first mile is the hardest distance you will ever have to run and you DID it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of you! =)
p.S. shall we sign up to run a 5k together??? We can be the slowest ones, finish last, and have a blast. =)

Emily and Matt said...

Mom ~ Thank you! {hugs} I'm ready to be YOUR cheerleader now!

Tiffany ~ I would LOVE to do a 5k with you! Let's keep an eye out for a good one...aka. not a lot of hills! :o)

Amy said...

That is definitely an accomplishment to be excited about. I am so proud of you!

Becky Baker Horn said...

Awesome! What a great accomplishment to inspire the rest of us!

Kristen said...

Way to go girl! You've discovered my and run, and then map your distance when you get home. I use check it out!