Well training with Mir is going great. She’s seeing some fabulous changes to her body and most importantly strengthening her mindset. Here’s her update for week 4 – it was quite a breakthrough!
I can’t even think right now. I can’t seem to find the words I need to write down how excited and thrilled I am about today’s workout. Ladies, in all seriousness, I can’t even remember what I did today because all I can think about was running that same distance as I did the week before and knocking 14 seconds off.
I feel great! I feel on top of the world!
Let me tell you how this all started:
After a vigorous workout of upper body, Marci looks down at his watch and says “Ok Mir, it’s time for your run.” I come to the sidewalk where he’s standing and looking down at his watch. “Anytime you’re ready Mir” I stood there and stared down the street. “Ok, just give me a minute”
Four minutes and counting later…
I continued to stand there. “Ok, it’s a 4-6 second difference, I can do this. I can do this. I WILL do this.” As Marci continues to push me to start running, and I mean that literally, I got a little nervous. All I could think of was how terrible I would feel if I didn’t reach my goal. Well, I was tired of hearing Marci say “whenever you’re ready Mir” and feeling his hands on my back as he tries to push me to start moving…
So there I was, running like I had a 140 pound pit bull running after me. I pushed myself as I saw Marci getting closer and closer. I don’t know if I did that because I was determined to reach my goal or because I wanted to push him around a bit to show him how it feels. Anyway, I ran as hard as I could and looked from Marci to his stop watch when I reached the end. He looked at his watch and covered it with his other hand.
Marci: “Are you sure you want to see this?”
Me: “Great, I didn’t even come close to what I was aiming for. I probably went over my time from last week.”
Marci: “32 seconds.”
Now I’m thinking that he’s lying to me to make me feel better. I mean, what kind of trainer would do that anyway? “WHAT?? ARE YOU SURE?” I scream.
He shows me the watch, and there it is, 32.36 seconds.
I high-fived Marci and could’ve kissed him, but considering him and my boyfriend Milkias are friends I didn’t think it would go over too well.
The greatest feeling in the world is achieving your goals and knowing you worked hard to get to that point. I think 32.36 seconds can be brought down to at least 30 seconds. Possibly my new challenge for next week?
Remember ladies, set your mind, stay determined, and push yourself because YOU CAN DO IT!
My previous time: 46 seconds
My goal: 40 – 42 seconds
My time today: 32 seconds
Time difference: 14 seconds