Friday, December 11, 2009

14 days to Christmas!

My legs were hurting all day that I thought about not running at all, or at least walking a mile and call it good. My conscience got the better of me and I said if I am going to do this, I have to stick to it! Kecia, I kept thinking of your FB video of the guy and his son doing the triathlon. If he can do THAT, I can run a measley couple of miles. So, after Santa shopping tonight I did a lot of stretching to help loosen my achy muscles. I thought, "I'll run until I can't run anymore." I took my laptop downstairs and found an episode of The Office and started running. Karl doesn't have to know that part! I knew if I had something to distract me, the time and miles would go by much more quickly and easily. Jackpot! The first 2.77 miles flew by and I saw nearly every .01 mi off the treadmill ticker after that. I ran my 3 miles a little slower, but felt good afterwards. 163 fat calories gone, but I still have a ways to go. 5.7 mi/hr tonight. That made a big difference. After my 3 mi I slowed to 3 mi/hr to walk and then to 2.5 mi/hr then 2.1 mi/hr. for a cool-down. I'm keeping up with Kecia at this point in the program. :) Two days hardly puts a flake on the iceberg, but it's a start. My tiptoes are starting to blister if I go any farther so Santa better hurry!

Tomorrow is a full day of Santa shopping and I usually am dead and grouchy at the end. My legs really get a work out shopping for about 12-14 hrs straight. My plan is to run tomorrow, but realistically, I may make it a resting day. Is it ok to call my shopping marathon my work out tomorrow?

1 comment:

  1. need to listen to your body. If it says rest, then by all means rest. If you feel energized, try going longer than normal. It is important to not always follow the machine and listen to your body. I say whatever works, use it. Distractions are great!! That is why I try to run with someone (or Mara)!!