Yesterday while I was at at the gym, I jumped on the treadmill and decided to do a 5k there. I have not done one on the treadmill since right before my color vibe run in June ( June 22nd, so about a month ago) I typically stay off the treadmill since I have running group Mon, Wed and Friday. So when I am at the gym I focus on other training...like Bike, Elliptical, Rowing etc.
So as I was there, what was running through my head?? ALL the things that I can do now I could not do a month ago, 4 months ago, 6 months ago....
*The last time I ran a 5K on the treadmill I could run 2 min walk 2 min, run 2 walk 2. Yesterday I ran about 80% of the time and I shaved 5.5 mins off the last time I did it on the treadmill.
*What about sleep... 4 months ago I could "sleep" 10 hours and still not feel rested. Now I can get 7 and I am good to go. The quality of my sleep has even improved.
*How about my self-esteem. I have ALWAYS been lacking here. But there is something about working hard towards a goal and actually SEEING RESULTS that makes me feel more confident. I can walk through the store or a parking lot with my head straight up not staring at the ground hoping no one sees me, much less speaks to me.
*Example... My life is an example to my family, my daughter is not overweight, she has an athletic build but she is seeing my struggles and has realized she wants to change a couple things too.. she has also taken up running... She has been joining my running group w me and is trying out for the cross country team at school next week. ( running is something we will always be able to do together)
I still have days where I feel like I am not getting anywhere but that is one of the reasons for this blog so I can look back and see where I have been. See the weigh ins, see the pics, and there are days I feel like I CAN and WILL conquor the world and more and more its the later...