Monday, May 14, 2012
Nitz is very ambitious lately. He made the suggestion to run father yesterday. So we got up (he literally pushed my off the bed LOL) and we donned our running clothes and away we went. We ran about 3K. At one point, I caught up to him, LOL. At another point, I felt this feeling of zero suffering. Suddenly, this pace wasnt even hard. I could go forever. My legs were absolutely fine. The reason we took a small break was to get our breathing under control. It's weird. My legs are fine, my head was fine, and Im pretty sure my lungs would have caught up to me in about 100 meters, but I was worried for Nitz's knee so we stopped. That turned out to be out only break (except to cautiously wait for a car to make sure they stopped) and that included a hill on our journey and an extra bit of track to run. Are we friggin warriors or what??
Since I started this whole jogging thing, I have surpassed my own (low) expectations. I'm actually enjoying our runs together. We had set a pace where we could kinda talk in the beginning too, which was nice. We are not seriously training, but we just wanted to actively enjoy our day and we are totally loving this cooperative weather. It's so...cathartic!
I was posting junk on pinterest the other day and I saw this phrase: "I love running (when I'm done)" But I loved the whole process, not just being done. It's not like I want to get it over with and on with my day or anything. Okay I lie, sometimes I do, lol!
Nitz told his mother (miss negative...) how we are jogging and enjoying it. And she like "Well that's one way to do it." Oh? And what'd YOUR way to lose weight? Nitz asked her this in a tactful manner.
She said (like she was a snotty fitness guru!) that she wanted to buy this program that uses resistance bands and works in 10 minutes a day. I'm sure it IS effective....in combination with cardio and proper eating habits, which are currently missing from her life. I hate how she thinks she knows everything! Nitz told her that we've been eating better. He loves avocadoes. "Ewwwww" Seriously? Do you hate everything healthy? Sweet potatoes are gross. Fish is gross, rice looks like 'maggots', dips taste better with copious amounts of mayo and sour cream and cheese. What does that leave? Steak and potatoes. Burgers. Pizza. Manufactured lemonade from the carton (she's never seen without a glass of it). Turkeys are baked in an entire stick of salted butter. I cannot force people to eat what they don't want. Not my style. But to give advice on a lifestyle you do not embrace....that's what annoys me I guess.
I was so upset when a few months ago Nitz and I went to visit and Nitz was told "that there was certainly more of him." I wanted to slap the person that said that because it was so rude and disrespectful! (Yeah and you look like Ryan Reynolds, buddy...) I love Nitz no matter what, but I hate to hear rude things said about him (and to his face! So tacky!). It makes me so protective of him. Sure, we love to play our video games and have a fondness for beer and pasta, but we are making steps towards correcting that a bit, and the results are starting to show, and they look VERY encouraging.
So when I don't feel like running (and there are days that I don't) I think of that family member, and I want to show that we can do this, because we have commitment and drive. And we do practice what we preach!!
The negativity bothers me, but I'll take motivation where I can get it somedays. I feel like most of us have had a similar incident, so let's all rally together.