Saturday, May 2, 2009

still running strong

It's been 11 weeks since I began running and let me tell you I cannot believe i'm still doing it.

In fact, up until this last week i was just loving it! It got harder this past week, but I've noticed that since I've begun eating healthier and exercising that I am able to read my body a lot more clearly. I definitely have a stronger sense of what I need and what I don't need. What I can take, and what I can't. It's a great feeling!

The day before Easter, I ran my first mile with no stopping for walking breaks. HUGE milestone! It's so stinking psychological. Well, since then I've been all about pushing myself just a bit further, and a little more and a little more...

So much so that I have totally pooped myself out. And went from staying out through 2+ miles to like 1-1.5 miles. Depressing right? my mentality has been that I should just run through it all... but I am seeing the downside of that. If i just run til i can't run any further, i'm only out there for like 15-20 minutes. And from the beginning I said I would go 30 minutes minimum no matter how far I went!

So, today I went back to intervals. 5 minutes running and then a little break and continued on like that for 30 minutes. Well, actually 29, but I was home, and I wasn't about to run around the yard. Still got 2.2 miles in though and that's pretty hot for not being able to go more than 30 seconds at a time less than 3 months ago ;)

Oh, and for those of you wondering, I have actually lost more weight as a result of all this. I'm right around -13 pounds. It makes me happy to know that just by treating my body well, it rewards me like this :) I can't lie and say that I don't get excited to see the pounds go away, but I've never lost this much without "dieting"

Good lord, I'm so over dieting now lol!

In fact, I'm headed downstairs to eat a choco-chip cookie right now ;)


1 extraordinary comments:

Goldylocks May 4, 2009 at 12:24 PM  

You GO girlfriend!!! Run a few extra minutes for me :-)

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