This past weekend I had a chance Saturday morning to go for a run and I took advantage of it. It was cooler out in the mid 40s which made it take even longer for my lungs to adjust to running and my cold still didn't help. But I did it! My goal was to go out for 30 minutes and I did. Did I have to walk some? yup But who cares. I'd say I ran somewhere between 50-75% of the time.
I had to play mind games with myself. The runner inside me is still there but that doesn't mean this is easy. My legs get tired and I have to really push through it. Making goals of getting to the next mailbox, stop sign, next block and then I can stop. And I only allowed myself to stop a few seconds after I could tell I was warmed up. Did I hate having to stop? Yup. But I just kept telling myself that interval training is the best way to get in some great cardio and burn the most calories so who cares if I gotta walk. I did it! It felt great and I was glad to be out there doing it.
Here's some pictures from the weekend. I haven't taken any front/side view shots in a while but here they are. I'm still 7lbs higher than my lowest but I'm getting there!
|I hate my front view...I am definitely a square/rectangle shape. Where the heck is my waist???|
|Side view and I'm not sucking in at all. Not bad if you ask me. Definitely some junk in the trunk there though!|
Don't I look gorgeous?! That's me literally right out of bed and just pulling my hair up in a pony tail mess.
|I didn't die....score!!!|
|And there you have good ole Ohio Hill Billy-ness for you. |
Now that's some funny shit!
(get it!! hahahaha)