Swimming and Running...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Last night, I took a late swim (9:15pm) at the gym (not my local one, but one of the branches), and I swam 800 meters in 33 minutes!!!  (A respectable time for a reasonably fit person is about 24-25 minutes, so I'm really pleased!).

And tonight, I ran my first 5K.  And, in spite of the 95 degree weather and the 45+% humidity, it was AWESOME!!!  Our first mile came in at 13 minutes, which I am super proud of for me!  The second mile had a hill and wasn't nearly as cool, but we finished at 44:36 and were not last! :)  My only 2 goals were A) to finish and B) to do it in 45 minutes or less.  At the end, Sarah told me that I WOULD finish in less than 45 minutes or she would cattle prod my behind (now, I dont know where she would get said prod, but I didnt want to find out and I gave a little push at the end).


I realize, not the best times for the more athletic among you, but I am super happy.  A year ago, I was on strict bedrest at home and my muscles were starting to atrophy.  This year, I ran a 5K with my best friend and I had a great time.

I am so grateful to Peter and my MIL and Jo (and Dan!) who watched the babies so that we could do this, and to Sarah, for motivating me beyond belief and saying that I COULD DO IT even when I thought I couldn't.

12 comments:

studentrntiffany said...

You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you!! And huge CONGRATS!!

Anonymous said...

Michelle you are remarkable. I had no idea when I was following the updates with your pregnacy with Mia and Bobby you had so many other talents. I haven't posted in a while (since the twins were born) but I still carry the prayer card you sent me via snail mail. I laminated it and am proud to have it in my purse as a reminder of Mia and Bobbly and the other babies you have had. Since I also have an angel grandaughter (we think it was a girl) it is for her too. Also I see from other blogs how many children have serious illnessess and also pray for some of them.
In another area, my son in law is also a running and completed a 26 mile run last month.
The twins are beautiful and it is great to see how they are growing and healthy.
Hugs and love, Carole

Sara (Anthonys mom) said...

GREAT JOB!
I wish I had family here to watch Aly so I could do something like this .. if I workout, I have to take her with me to the family room at the gym on base and the machines in there are from the ice age :(
Ive been going on more walks with her in the stroller.. now that its nicer weather (For Germany at least) ...

You are committed!! and strong! Keep it up :)

Ms. J said...

I'm in awe of your dedication to getting in shape and being such a healthy example to all of your children (here and in Heaven). I think a year from now you are gonna have one rock hard bod, my dear!

paulsgirl1297 said...

wow that's fantastic--you're such an awesome person. I wish I could be that motivated..

Girl in the dark said...

Great job! I knew you would do awesome! :)

Kandi Ann said...

I am soooo proud of you. xoxo, Kandi Ann

s said...

i love that you are 'super happy'.
what a blessing.

daega99 said...

Congratulations!! Those are wonderful accomplishments!

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WiseGuy said...

Awesome...I am soooo proud of you...

justine said...

congratulations! This is super!!

cowgirltn said...

Girl that is awesome.