Through the bugs and the noise of Assembly Street traffic on my left … with the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song carrying me through, and the rush of the river racing me on my right … I made it. I finally ran for 30 minutes – yes, this girl, who at the beginning of the year could not even run for 5 minutes.
Those of you marathon runners out there may see this as a small thing, to only run for 3 miles, but for me, it is an accomplishment that has been long in the making. My running grew inconsistent throughout the summer, so I should have accomplished this a long time ago, but now that I’ve picked it up again, I’m so proud that I could achieve a 30-minute run (with a 5-minute walk break in the middle). Maybe someday, I’ll achieve 5 miles or maybe even 7 or 8 miles, but for now, I’m content with my 3 miles, and I’ll just continue to build it up day by day, one step at a time, like I did to get to this point. I may not lose any weight doing it 😦 … but it sure does make me feel better and stronger when I’m done! Praise God for giving me strength and endurance … now if only I could get rid of these bugs!!!