Just 5 weeks ago I could barely run 2 minutes without gasping. Saturday, I ran 12.56 minutes straight which completed a mile. I really wasn't sure if I would ever be able to do it because running has always been such a challenge for me. I went on to run a total of 3.1 miles (with a bit of walking mixed in), and I am ready for my first 5K next weekend.
I can't describe how great it felt to finally accomplish something in an area where I have always felt inadequate. I know that my value is not wrapped up in running, but there is value in setting a goal, working hard to accomplish it, then seeing the hard work come to fruition.