My little happy: Feeling like an adult and an athlete. :)
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So, I just got back from an awesome lunch break. I decided that since it's SO GORGEOUS out, I would walk to my favorite Starbucks and cash in my free birthday drink postcard. So I changed real fast, and thinking I was just going to be walking, I didn't bother to bring a sports bra today. (Mistake, but it's okay!) So I wore my spaghetti strap so I'd get a nice tan, and my shorts that really aren't right for me to run or walk in because they're too short on me still! (Mistake again, but it's okay!) Threw on my heart rate monitor, just in case, and headed off! I speed walked, and at certain times decided to kick it up a notch and jog. I was listening to my ipod (which I was holding with my cell phone...so it was huge to hold...because I didn't want a tan line from the strap...haha, I know). But it was great! I busted my butt to get there with enough time to enjoy my grande iced coffee and sit in the sun for at least 5 minutes. I wanted to do 10 minutes, but it didn't happen this time....THIS TIME! Then I headed back. I ran a bit more, and cut a few corners to get back on time. I still got back with 3 minutes to sit in the sun and still have 5 minutes to change back into my professional clothes. (Plus, the ladies in my office seemed doubtful that I could go all the way out there and back in my lunch time. Ha. DID. IT. Woo!)
I feel soooooooooooooo good! My heart rate monitor got moved a couple times and didn't track my calories/heart rate right for a few minutes here and there, but I burned around 460 calories TOTAL. And get this, walking and jogging a bit going there, I went 1.3 miles! On the way back, with cutting corners and all, it was still 1.23 miles! This was in about 45-50 minutes total of walking/jogging. AH! Yay! :D :D I'm feeling gooooooooooood.
Also, when I was on my way back, I had this thought... I felt like a real adult. Like one of those ladies that goes to the gym on her lunch break, and still goes back to the office and kicks butt all day. And I guess that's me now. Haha. Plus, for some reason wearing the spaghetti strap made me feel not only like an adult (like a corporate woman that has her spaghetti strap workout outfit and is super tall and skinny with her high ponytale blowing in the wind....so, not exactly me, haha, especially the tall and skinny part!) but like an ATHLETE. It's funny how clothes can make you feel a certain way, or feel like you're a certain personality. Now if only a spaghetti strap workout outfit could actually give me the SUPPORT I need....hahaha!
Anyway, I'm feeling good. And I thought I'd share my little happy. :)