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


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!


  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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