Ah, so today I got up and ran the same four miles run around the 'hood that almost killed me at 3PM, in the sun, the other day. Wow - what a difference the temperature makes. The breeze, the empty streets, Sunday morning - it just makes it all so good and this morning I had a noteworthy thing happen. I ran the whole four miles without walking. Not for one minute, not for one second! I ran the whole friggen thing and that's the first time that's happened. It felt fantastic.
Now it's worth also noting that I only saved like 3 minutes off my run/walk from last Sunday. Last week, I ran most of the time and probably only did walk for a minute here and there. I was surprised that it didn't translate to something a little more radical but I'm thinking that I probably ran a little slower to compensate for running further. It probably all comes out in the wash, but it still makes me feel souper accomplished!!
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Later on in the day, Hubby and I took our son to a fantastic park and walked for about 4 miles. It was an 8 mile on foot day for me!! :)
It's really interesting the organic changes towards health I'm making, without feeling like it's a big deal.
AND, these changes are based on wanting to be able to wake up early on a Sunday morning and run. I know if I have a vodka hangover and Chinese food related heartburn, no running will take place - it's liberating to find balance and to figure out how to land somewhere between the world of the diet and the land of overindulgence. This is a good place to be.