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Posted on Sep 22, 2010 in Working Out | 8 comments

VICTORY!!!!

What? 2 posts in 1 day? Who AM I? Well, let me tell you, a LOT has happened in the past 7 hours! Alright, where to begin, where to begin…

I updated my Goals & Progress page earlier today to include some new goals of mine, both fitness and weight-wise. Among these new goals included the following:

Run for 3 minutes straight
Run for 5 minutes straight
Run a mile

And then I went to the gym after work and DID ALL THREE!! True story. I honestly didn’t think I would be able to accomplish this today when I wrote them, but somehow I did! I ran for 12 minutes straight on the treadmill today, running a full mile for the first time since HIGH SCHOOL. Granted, it was a 12 minute/mile pace, but still. For me… that’s kind of amazing.

I feel invincible! I was actually grinning on the treadmill. It was so awesome – every time I thought about walking or slowing down, I just looked down at the minutes or the mileage I had run so far, and thought “I can make it just a little further.” And I did! It is a really good feeling. I know that one mile probably doesn’t seem like much to most people, but for me it means a lot. I really feel like I’ve turned a corner in my fitness, and it’s only up from here!

In other (good) news, my Stella & Dot order came today! Here are some pictures of the most adorable packaging you will ever see in your life:

And some of my new gorgeous jewelry!

I also have to post this as a teaser for my sister Jenny, since I got her a little somethin’-somethin’ too. 😉

So yeah! Turned out to be a pretty great day, today! And it’s the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival tonight as well, so I’m headed over to my parents’ place for moon cake and general festiveness now. Until next time, friends!

8 Comments

  1. Ooooh pretty!

    And that’s awesome you ran a mile straight. I actually think 12 minutes isn’t slow at all. I am even slower than that (though it’s been a while since the last time I ran).

  2. that is so awesome about the running! next thing you know you’ll be training for a 10k 😉

  3. I’m super proud of you especially since I know you profess to “hate” running! Next thing you know you’ll be addicted hehe.

  4. You should be super proud of your run! When I was trying to get into running I would listen to 80s music and pretend I was dancing . . . I don’t know if that works for everyone, but I thought I’d mention it. 🙂

    Also, when I am rich and paying people to shop for me, can you be my jewelry-buyer?

  5. Congrats on reaching your goals. That’s awesome!

  6. YAY that’s so awesome!! Today, one mile, a few months from now – you’ll be tearing up the 5k races!

  7. Way to go! I can’t run a mile at one time at all. You are in much better shape than I am. I am so excited that you slashed through (like defeating with a sword) 3 goals in one day! Go Super Gretchen!

  8. I recently ran a mile straight, but it took me 13 minutes and every step totally sucked- but I did it! And I can relate to how you felt! I’ve done it two more times since, and hope to keep it up.

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