I had two NSVs (Non Scale Victories) to share, I was thrilled when I realized that today is the day for the link up!
Background: I don't go to a traditional gym right now. Our local "adult and senior center" has a bunch of rooms to take all sorts of classes: stained glass (my MIL does this one---amazing work!); belly dancing (my entire office did this one year!); woodworking, rock collecting. etc. A couple of years ago, they put together a cardio room. It has 4 treadmills, 4 ellipticals, 4 bikes, and 3 all in one weight machines. (Plus a couple of other random pieces). I've been paying $15 a month for access. It works out well for me at this point. I have never had to wait for an open treadmill, and I've never been there with more than 5 people at once.
On to the NSVs....
1. Most of the people who work out in the cardio room are at least my age (40 something), and many are senior citizens. Today, was the first time I felt awkward. A thin, young man (20 something) came in just before I started to run. (I was stretching.) I almost didn't work out. But I decided that it didn't matter, I wasn't there for other people. So I ran. and ran. and ran (see #2).
2. The big one! I've been doing the C25K (Couch to 5K) program for a while. I have 4 more workouts left. Today, I was supposed to "run 2.5 miles or 25 minutes". Since I run slow, I knew I would not be running 2.5 miles in 25 minutes. So I started my 25 minute run. When my app told me it was time to cool down, I decided to keep running. I ran through the cool down (5 minutes). And I kept running. I decided I might as well finish 2 full miles. I kept running until I hit 2 miles. I RAN A TOTAL OF 35 MINUTES AND 24 SECONDS!!!! Me! The girl who could never run. I did it! It was a 17 minute mile rather than a 10 minute mile. But I didn't stop. Not even once. I ran the whole time. (I'm a little bit excited!)