It has been quite a while since I have posted, but it seems that it is about time to! As my title suggests, today was a day of many firsts for me and for my lovely wife, Gayle (gdeann).
Let's begin with the runs that we both completed today! Gayle was able to make it to the 5 mile mark today!! I am so very proud of her!! 6 months ago we began C25K and struggled to run for the one minute intervals. Today, she knocked off 5 miles in her first nonstop run of just over 1 hour!! I ask you, how is that for progress?
I also hit a distance milestone today. I hadn't intended to do this until Wednesday, which would have been the 7 year anniversary of my Dad's passing. He passed from COPD or emphysema. In honor of him, I was going to run my first full, nonstop 10K distance. Well, today was going so very well that at the one hour mark, I was within a few minutes of finishing the 10K distance and I just didn't stop! Today, I ran over 10K!! I did this in honor of my dad. I run and breathe now, because he can't!
Today was also my first run with Zombies, Run!! I have to say that it is a pretty fun story to run to! I found myself waving to, talking to and even swearing at a few of the characters in the story!! I think that the best part is that it took my mind off of how far and how fast I was running. I simply ran!
We both have two more runs to complete the B210K program and will soon be completing them. It has been an amazing 6 months since we started running. So many good runs and a few not so good ones, but we are still going. One step at a time, one huffing and puffing breath at a time, one heaving chest with burning lungs at a time...but still going!!
If anyone else is using Garmin Connect and would like to share runs, I am more than happy to. I am smhall67801 on there. Feel free to add me if you would like to!