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?
Posted by donakimberly at 8:53 PM