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My rest day and today…feeling “skinny!”

Thursday, August 08, 2013

On Tuesday morning I did a nice three mile run. Though I am not worrying about my time right now and just trying to enjoy myself, I did run one of my faster miles for a while. I felt great. In fact, I felt like I could go again that evening. But, I wasn’t really thinking about the fact I hadn’t taken a single rest day. Usually my rest day is Saturday. On Saturdays, I like to go for a walk only, just maybe a half hour to burn a few kilocalories. Well, Saturday this past week consisted of three games in the softball tournament. Then on Sunday I turned around and ran 8 miles. On Monday, I rode my bike the 10 kilometer commute and swam my 30 minutes of laps. So, by Tuesday night, I was starting to feel a little tired…and since I work a job where I am on my feet a lot of day I often find my legs tired when I get home at night. Mentally I didn’t want to take the off day, but I don’t want an injury so I took it. Now keep in mind, it still wasn’t completely an off day…I still rode my 10 kilometer commute and I hadn’t packed lunch, so I walked a 2 mile round trip to get lunch. But, there was no running or swimming…much needed.

Last night when I went to bed my legs still felt really tired. I had trouble sleeping (again), waking up at 3 a.m. In the morning I found out that my TOM is here, and I felt awful…both emotionally and physically. It took a lot to get myself going this morning, but I finally did and rode my 10 kilometers and went to the pool for my half hour of swimming. As the day has gone on, I’ve felt a lot better…and I think it’s the first day that I’m starting to feel some physical changes in myself. I’ve been exercising, and I’ve been tracking my food. And I’m gonna keep doing it…because Lord knows I want to get my weight back down and I don’t wanna buy new clothes haha. But today, I looked in the mirror. I had just a t-shirt on, but I could definitely tell it seemed looser through the middle. I could see it and I feel it. It’s my TOM, too, and I’m feeling skinny…so definitely showing some changes! :)
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