Friday, May 1, 2009

I Did It!

For a couple of months now Maggie will proudly exclaim the phrase "I DID IT!" This applies to anything she has accomplished, whether it be climbing on the table, getting up on the couch, buckling Max's carseat (when he's not in it), opening a tricky thing...whatever. She is just really proud of her accomplishment and wants me, or anyone, or the whole world to know that SHE DID IT!

Well, today I want to stand up and EXCLAIM in great excitment....I DID IT!

I went to the track by myself this morning (as I had rather rudely stood Dixie up yesterday) to get a walk/run in. I started out with my usual walk for the first lap, trying to work myself up to a jog or even just a faster walk. As the second lap approached I decided in my head that I would just go for it. I would jog and I would go for as long as I could. Keeping in mind that a lap and 1/2 was as LONG as I'd ever done and I thought I'd die. So, I began my jog, and I just really concentrated on how my feet were hitting the ground. I was trying to find my stride and not just be a super huge bootied heffer trying to get around the track. Anyway, got around the first time and said to myself, all you have to do is make it another 1/2 lap. Got to that 1/2 way mark and say, just 100 yards more, got there and said, "hell, you've come this far, might as well make it an entire lap." Don't worry, by this time I was having a little struggle to breathe and my legs felt like perhaps they were filled with led and might DIE. But, I did it. I DID IT! I ran an entire 1/2 mile without stopping. I know that just seems so pathetic, but for me, it was a really, REALLY big accomplishment. I honestly thought I would NEVER run 3 steps, much less a 1/2 mile. I finished out the first mile walking and then headed into my 2nd mile. I like to do walk, sprint, walk, sprints for this mile. So, technically, I got another 1/2 mile in running, it was just interupted. None the less, I had a really good "run" this morning and did 2 miles in 28 minutes. When I started this adventure I was doing 2 miles in about 35 minutes or more. So, needless to say, it was very exciting and I felt good about my accomplishment.

Now, if I can just make it through tomorrow. Dixie is gonna take us to the track and kick our sorry butts in a bootcamp style workout. I'm scared.

Finally, I'd like to just say that I am officially only 4 lbs. FOUR POUNDS away from losing the 50 I gained with max. Yep, since Oct. 20 (having Max) I have lost 46 lbs. I'm happy about that. Now, only about 90 more to go. UGH!

Fat chicks and jogging pants,



The Coolest Allen Family said...

You rock!! rock star!!

Lisachem said...

So proud of you! Go, go gadget!

The Driggs said...

Alyson that is awesome! You are doing so great. And that is so wonderful that you are 4 pounds away from your pre-pregnancy weight! I can't believe you have lost 46 pounds since the end of October. You are a machine!!!

jen said...

I am so proud of you! No, it's not pathetic. I only started running after Ben was born, and everyone who isn't a born gazelle starts this way. And if you figured out a ratio of how many calories it takes to move a big person versus a small person, you're even more a rock star (Adam Lambert, anyone?) One more week, and you'll be finished with the goal.
And 46 pounds! That's a Lily!
ps I had to go get my blood drawn on Wed, and I almost came by to visit, but I figured I was already pushing the limits as it was! Come when you can!

alison said...

Can you come be my Boot Camp Instructor? I am having a very difficult time getting up early enough in the morning! It's quite pathetic! So proud of you and your accomplishments--keep going!

✩Molly✩ said...

I am EXTREMELY impressed with your Run! I have never been able to run an entire mile or even half a mile EVER, and certainly could not, now.

Living in this new place with STAIRS, has felt like a big enough change in pace for me, and i will admit i am a bit pitiful, when i am winded after going up and down them in rapid succession. lol

love ya.

Jason and Kate said...

Way to go! What an accomplishment!

Jenn C. said...

You are amazing. You are an inspiration. I hope while I am working with you this summer some of your drive will rub off on me and I will also be inspired to get off of my large sit down and do something about it. Thanks for sharing!

LanaBanana said...

Good for you! That really is amazing. Knocking nearly 10 minutes off your time is fantastic. :)

The Brinkerhoff's said...

That is awesome!!! It was so fun talking with you yesterday!! Maggie and Navi had so much fun together. We need to do that more often. She is always stuck with boys to play with