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 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, 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. :)
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    3025 days ago
    Way to go!! I would be super pumped if I did that too!
    If you were in Japan in summer you'd know that after a 45min walk/jog you'd need a shower and a lie down (and possibly a trip to the hospital for an IV drip...). I'm so SAD I can't work out outside in summer. So I want to move to where you are :)

    3028 days ago
  • ALYSSA40
    What an encouraging blog! These things a small to others but when you commit to it and hang in the, it makes you a real-life hero! This is something to look up to. Thank you for aLlowing me to share in your wonderful feeling! emoticon
    3039 days ago
    What a wonderful feeling! Good for you!
    3041 days ago
    Good for you! You're really becoming a runner - so very cool, that.
    3041 days ago
  • NEWSGIRL2177
    That's awesome, chickadee! I never thought I could do any fitness stuff during my lunch break, but it's so possible. You just proved it to yourself, too!
    3041 days ago
  • SHERRY1376
    Way to go! I'm proud and inspired, I might give that a try tomorrow (not walking to Starbucks - its a good 6 miles out) but the getting out and walking part. Way to go! Keep up the great work!
    3041 days ago
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