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Day 21 of 60 day exercise challenge

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today was brutally hot outside! Since my running schedule was off - I had a 3 mile run scheduled today.

Besides the heat, I was working against just feeling exhausted. I actually came home from work, ate a lite dinner and fell asleep. I thought to myself "It's only 3 miles, I'll take an hour nap and knock it out".

Now 2 things in that statement are astounding to me. First when did I start to think "it's ONLY 3 miles" and equate that it would be easy to knock it out? What a change in mindset 21 days of exercise can do!

And the second, who did I think I was that I would "just take an hour nap"? I fell asleep for 2 hours and woke up more tired then when I laid down. But I knew I had to get out the door- so I dragged myself out the door and got it done!

Day 21- 55 mins- 3 mile run/walk. Look at how sweaty I got- I was drenched and spent by the end! I usually take a walk break on the hills and then run some before the end of my route but today I was just spent and couldn't muster any energy to pick up the pace at the end.

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GINGERGIRL1031 6/20/2012 11:19AM

    I agree with JAMIELOGICAL...You have wonderful willpower!! Most people would'nt have been able to drag themself out for a 3-mile journey after waking up exhausted!
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ABETTERCHERYL 6/20/2012 10:42AM

    You are doing great!!!

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FITMARY 6/20/2012 7:45AM

    That's awesome progress! I love the "it's only 3 miles" comment especially!!!
p.s. Gorgeous background on your page!!!

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EGRACE5 6/20/2012 7:23AM

    Wow! I'd have been out like a light for the night! You are amazing!

When you say 60 days, you MEAN 60 days!

Amazing job! Really amazing!

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SHRINK_U 6/20/2012 12:03AM

    still knockin those runs out!

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JAMIELOGICAL 6/19/2012 10:57PM

    That is some serious willpower. Not sure I could get up from a two hour nap at the end of a long day and "knock out" 3 miles!

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CODEMAULER 6/19/2012 10:14PM

    Drink your water - you kicked today's challenge to the curb!!

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