What are your milestone accomplishments?

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Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 15:14
Yesterday I ran my first marathon ever. This is a milestone I NEVER thought I would have reached. If you would have told me this time two years ago in the fall of 2009 when I first started running and struggled to complete a 5K that I would be running 26.2 miles, I would have never believed you. Ever. I wouldn't have even dreamed a half possible.

But here I am 2 years later, a marathon-finisher. Nothing has ever compared to that runners high when I crossed the finish line yesterday. I am truly amazed at what the human body (my body) is capable of.

This just made me think it would be nice if we could all share our milestones. What have you recently (or ever) accomplished in your workout/diet life that you never dreamed possible?

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Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 15:16
I am fixing to sign up for my first. I am running my first half in January. How do you feel?

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Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 15:53
Dadams10 - Congrats - What a great accomplishment! For me so far simply working out 3/4 days a week consistenly has been a big accomplishmnet.

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Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 16:09
Congrats girl, that is a great milestone! For me so far my biggest milestone is working out at least 3 -4 days a week.

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Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 17:54
I'm impressed. How many stops did you make? How did you pace yourself?I want to do a triathalon. My milestone is that I run 7 miles in 1 1/2 hours. For me...that is a miracle.
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Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 18:02
My milestone was going from 10.5-11 min miles to 8-8:15 min miles (for 5 miles). I am so glad to hear how proud you are---you should be!!!
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Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 18:56
nice job girl! my milestone is being in the best shape of my life Smile

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Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 14:42
Thanks for the support everyone! And congrats to all of you! Forming regular workout routines is a HUGE accomplishment; habits can be really hard to form! There are some awesome milestones being made Smile

@Collazos - I feel really good actually! I have an old groin injury, so those muscles definitely are feeling tight, but nothing alarming. I thought I'd feel far worse than this, but other than initially starting to move after I wake up in the mornings it's not bad. What half and full marathons are planning on doing?

@ellenturner - I ended up doing a run/walk of 8:2 (meaning run 8 minutes, walk 2 minutes, repeat repeat repeat!) My time was 5:16, which put my overall pace just over a 12 min/mile. I walked exactly 1 hour of the race. It took just shy of 32 reps of run/walk, but after I hit the 30 rep mark, I stopped walking and ran through the rest of my walk increments. I would love to get to the point where I can run it straight through, but right now I can only do that for the halfs. The bright side is it made it much easier to eat and drink along the way!

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Posted: 22 Sep 2011, 17:07
Baby milestones for me, I've never been a runner before, and so I'm proud of myself for making it through week 2 of C25K, I love the feeling of completion after each workout, and I'm gonna finish!

Also, on the weight training side of things, I did my highest weight leg press to date yesterday. 300 pounds pressed!!

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