Well, I have recently started to run significantly more. I had slowly slacked a little bit. I mean, I never stopped running, but was running for shorter distances. And I had an annoying cut on my foot, so I took a few days off.
Well, after all of this, I returned to running and found that a three mile run tired me out a lot more than before.
Two miles runs would tax me a bit and I felt like I had regressed quite a bit.
Well, I was talking to one of my friends who doesn't run. I mentioned how I was disappointed and was planning on working hard to get back to where I was, but it was so encouraging. He said, "Wow! I could never imagine running three miles! Good job, man!"
It was exactly what I needed to hear. Instead of feeling bad for a small setback, I feel a lot better about all of the progress that I've made. I mean, when I started running, I barely could make a mile. And I was running at a much slower pace. And that was only maybe three months ago.
I've lost nearly 25 pounds running and if I can lose another 20 pounds, I'll have reached my weight goal of 12% body fat.
My health is way healthier than it was before. At its best, my resting heart rate was about 46 beats per minute, but it's still 49 beats per minute which is terrific.
With some hard work, I'll be able to get back what I've lost, but I can also be happy to know that this exercise has done terrific things for my mind. My heart is a lot more healthy.
And I have found that way more women show me interest.
An friend of mine who came to visit me when she came to my town called me, "hot".
When I remind myself of this fact, I can't help but feel good. It sure put that minor setback into perspective.
Most people aren't able to just up and run three miles and it's terrific that I'm able to.
Putting things into perspective sure can be helpful!!!
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1 mile run -- 6:51
2 mile run -- 14:03
3 mile run -- 23:30
4 mile run -- 31:56
5 mile run -- 43:47
| Pounds lost: 39.0