Thursday, January 19, 2012

Goal accomplished!

A storm is coming. And I had a goal to accomplish before the skies darkened and the rain comes pouring down.

I jogged 1.75 miles continuously for exactly 20 minutes and 21 seconds! Not bad since I haven't jogged this much since I was in my early 20s! (A good base time for a beginner is 12 minutes for one mile)

When I first started out on this trail, I barely lasted 10 minutes. I was always struggling to breathe and I was extremely tired- I thought it was a mental block that I had to overcome. So I would push myself a little further.

I finally had a check up with my doctor and they told me I was severely anemic- no wonder I was always tired! I felt so relieved that I wasn't a dweeb with exercising! All I needed was a few iron pills to feel better.

The iron pills have made such a big difference in my energy levels. I thought the amount of iron I was taking was sufficient, but apparently I needed more. I feel like a new person!

It feels so good to be working out and not feel like I have to take a two hour nap after wards!


Cindy said...

oh my goodness. my mile would likely take about 25 min. I start feeling that I wanna die feeling shortly after beginning. I will aspire to get to your point. One day. ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

You are exceptional.