Monday, December 26, 2011
30 mins 2 mile run at 5.2/1.25 walk at 3.0 336 cals burned
Consumed 1253 cals today.
Words can't begin to describe how excited I am right now! After 10 1/2 weeks of foot surgery I have lost 21 pounds and I ran 2 miles today! And, it was all the little things about running that I missed that made it so exciting...
Putting my running socks and shoes on, dressing in my running clothes (which are now too big - yayyy!), filling my water bottle, stepping onto my treadmill, plugging in my ifit module, sweating (yes, I missed that too!), the adrenaline rush and running to my ipod - each song was so inspiring and seemed so brand new! And, a funny thought occurred to me fifteen minutes into the run...my brain usually is trying to talk me into stopping or cutting my exercise short as I look at the clock. Today I wanted to keep going! I didn't want to stop running at mile 2 but knew I had to because I am just getting back into it. Perspectives change so quickly when one is not allowed or able to do something!
I then decided to look back at my running log book . I began this quest December 13, 2010. I started out walking with running peppered in, going 2 miles per day. My goal last year was to run a 5k. My husband was skeptical at first. He didn't think I would use the huge treadmill I bought on my own. I just remember not liking the way I felt (tired, slow, icky) and I was determined to do it...and it worked!
10 1/2 weeks after foot surgery I am doing better than I did when I started. During this past year I have completed five 5k's and a one mile race. I have lost a total of 34 pounds. And I did this with a bad foot! I am proud of my accomplishments.
Now on to next year:
By this time next year I will have completed five more 5ks, competed with a relay team at the Delaware Marathon and completed my first 1/2 marathon at Walt Disney World. I will also lose the remaining 9 pounds.
I want to thank all my SparkBuddies for their support - especially while my foot was on the mend. You guys kept me going! You are all wonderful!