It was inevitable that the events of this last weekend where I was *less* then stellar at watching what I put into my mouth would bite me on the scale this week.
But actually it wasn’t as bad as I had thought it would be.
This week +.5 lb
Total Challenge -3.5 lbs
When I got home Monday night, after weighing in the morning for our Biggest Loser contest at work, I knew I had to get my walking in that night. So after dinner and watching some DVR, it had cooled down some and I was ready to go for my walk. I thought…should I try to run a little and try to get back into c25k? Was my body ready for that challenge or should I just keep walking the 2 miles like I had been doing? I sent a friend a msg and asked her what I should do…after a few responses back and forth, she said “you can do anything for 30 seconds”. I was like you know…you are right, I have to at least try to do it.
And you know what? I did it! I started with the normal 5 minute walk, then alternated between 60 seconds of running and 2 minutes of walking. I did 2 miles in under 35 minutes! Sure a few times I felt like I was going to pass out, but I kept pushing saying, I can do anything for 60 seconds. Just finish this interval and then you can walk. When the next one came, I did the same thing. A few times I may have walked for 2.5 minutes between, but I always ran for at least 60 seconds. This is my version of c25k w1d1.
When I was done, I was a sweaty mess.
Don’t believe me…take a gander at the redness below.
But I felt so proud of myself! It’s only 60 seconds, but its so much more then that to me.
It’s a beginning to training for a race like all of my Sisters have done and are doing in the upcoming months.
It’s taking control of what I will push my body to do.
It’s empowering to know that I am not afraid of running. At least not today.
Sure my legs feel it today, especially in my lower right quad, but I am hoping that when I start my next session tonight that energy and determination will once again fill my soul and soles and push me.