This morning I subbed for a delightful kindergarten class (I forget how much I love the little ones!) Then I came home, put the finishing touches on several resumes I'm sending out for jobs this fall. After that I cut the grass. Fruitful day so far. But then....I put my new running shoes on (I know they're just sneakers...but running shoes sounds more...I don't know....serious) and I hit the road!
I had put the Couch to 5K on hold because of the knee and groin issues. But things feel better and I fared well on the 5+ miles I did with the girls yesterday so it was now or never. I did great! Did my alternate jogging and walking (didn't give a hoot what I looked like) and my new shoes were wonderful! My feet didn't hurt as they did when I ran last week. While I wasn't gliding on air - I was feeling a lot less impact and the difference was noticeable.
I was sweating when I got done. And that makes me feel like I've done something! I've been doing my weights regularly too and can see the definition now in my arms. Now granted...it's under a layer of fat, but it's there! And I can see it!
Can anyone sense some motivation here? Gheesh - I've been needing that for an awful long time. But I have to keep going. You runners out there - tell me how good it is! Tell me that it's worth it! Because I think this is going to be the ticket. My middle daughter runs. She has for years now. And she's thin and buff and strong and has "to die for" legs. Wouldn't it be great if this Memorial Day weekend, she & I could go for a run around the lake together? Yes....that would be cool! Wait. Memorial Day weekend is in just a few weeks. Hmmm. Well - I can try can't I? (She's a good daughter. She'll stop if he momma gets tired.)
So how about the rest of you guys? Are you getting the bug to recommit yourselves? I mean...we're in this Healthy Challenge together - so let's do it!
Oh - I almost forgot - Diana is giving away a bike on her blog! Go check it out!