The day after...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
So I did it - I went out for my first run in 9 years... and let me tell you, I can't imagine anything else that could clarify just how flippin' out of shape I am! I knew that I wouldn't be able to run too far a distance and once I just acknowledged that in my head; I really forgave myself and just went for it...I walked to warm up a bit, I ran, then walked when I felt like I was breathing in water, then ran again until my thighs quaked and walked and ran one more time, surprising myself that I made it further than the stop sign goal I had set for myself and then nearing collapse walked until I felt like I was truly at the end of my endurance. Later than evening I drove the route I had gone and discovered that it was approximately 1.1 miles. And heck yeah I want credit for that .1mile!
I'm so incredibly proud of myself today. I never thought that I had it in me to go as far as I did yesterday and being wrong felt VERY good! My thighs and butt are a bit sore but only in that reminder "You kicked exercise butt yesterday" kind of way. Because of my success yesterday, I've really built on my eating healthy success today and my water intake is WAY up! Go me!