Well friends, I am clearly a genius because I thought it would be a great idea to start running during the hottest time of the year. It is already in the upper 90s here in West Tennessee, and even though I much prefer running outside to running on the treadmill, I also prefer not having a heat stroke. I am however going to try running at night as soon as I can find some reflective tape to put on my clothes, so as to avoid collisions with motor vehicles.
Yesterday was Week 5, Day 1 of C25k, and I kept putting it off because I was nervous about the three 5 minute runs the plan calls for. Plus, I knew that on Day 3 I have to run for a full 20 minutes, which seems crazy to me even the second time around. Still, as it got later and later last night, I knew it was time to stop goofing off and get to it. I started off reluctantly, but I soon found myself absorbed in the workout. All in all, it wasn’t bad at all! I think I would have enjoyed it more outside, but I did have The Bachelorette on, which allowed me ample time to be completely appalled by the behavior of Bentley. (I mean seriously, how did the producers even find such a lowlife?). Before I knew it, the official workout was over, but I still felt like going, so I walked for another 15 minutes and ended up with a great 45 minute workout. I love it when I go farther than I plan to when I am working out. I try to trick myself into this every now and then by saying that I will just go 5 more minutes, and then usually I want to go a little bit more than that to reach a certain distance, and I end up burning more calories and feeling even better about myself.
When I am tempted to eat junk or skip a workout now, I am trying to tell myself two things: 1) I am made for more, and 2) It feels much better to be healthy than to be fat.
I think I can, I think I can…