I am the first person to tell you that I am NOT a runner.
Playing basketball in high school, I would *literally* get physically sick just thinking about conditioning.
And even then, we weren't usually straight up running for more than 8 minutes at a time.
But for some reason, I have always wanted to run a 5k.
So I've started the Couch to 5k program several times.
I usually quit around week 4, because running for 5 minutes was just too hard.
Don't laugh--it WAS hard for me.
But today? Today I finished Week 5 Day 3.
The first LONG run of the program.
Jumping from running 8 minutes, to running twenty minutes.
I ran for TWENTY MINUTES, without stopping or pausing.
Okay, some of the time was probably more of a shuffle than a run.
But I finished, and I did not stop.
I kind of can't believe it--20 minutes probably seems small to most, but it was HUGE for me.
And then I cried, because I beat my own worst enemy--myself.