I ran a full 5K today. It was awful--it's totally not fair that the course starts out and ends up uphill. I was tired after that first few minutes of going uphill, so I was tired for pretty much the whole thing. I did have to pause and let a vehicle go through the intersection, and starting back up at that point was the hardest thing, maybe...
Every time a marker came up saying how far I'd gone, I wanted to cry, because I felt like I'd gone farther than that. I couldn't move any faster than I did, and I was far from setting a new best time, but I am so proud of myself for running the whole shebang.
I may take the next couple days off from running, and just do a little walking or aerobics or something (or spend some time getting reacquainted with my weights, which I only pick up once or twice a week, these days!) but I have done it, I know I can do it, and I can't wait to do it again, better.
AND THEN, I got home with my BK burger and sweet potato fries (skipped the pizza this time, knowing I could use more protein, the hardest of all the edible nutrients for me to get) and ate the burger slowly, trying to put it down between bites (very hard to do, because I was ravenous! We spent some time playing on the playground after the run...) and munching one of the sweet potato fries now and then. I finished the burger, had one or two more fries, and was too full to bother with the other half of the order of fries.
I mean, I probably didn't need fries at all, but I wanted them, they're a seasonal item, and I try not to pass up the chance to get them when they're selling them. (Hold the salt!)
But I couldn't finish them. And I am proud of myself for not letting myself eat them despite feeling full, and despite loving them.
My daughter told me on the way home, too, that my fingers were silly. I was gesturing to the song playing in the car. Okay, it was the one about the monkeys jumping on the bed. Which is to say, my fingers were supposed to be silly. I'm glad she noticed.
Scoped out some 3-seater jogging strollers today, just for fun. They are EXPENSIVE! Most of them, like mine, do not fit through your average doorway, which has made mall walking a bit difficult, and lessened my use of my stroller just based on the fact that I can't actually go IN to places with it. Grocery store aisles, even--very tight fit when using that stroller rather than a shopping cart.
I guess I'm going to have to train a little girl to run very far and very fast, if I ever need another seat for someone new...