Please don’t ask how I’ve managed some internet activity for a few minutes as it probably isn’t the best “solution”. But I’ve missed writing so I am going for it!
Okay, I swear, I did not order this! However, it was put in my mailbox as the woman who lived there before must have had a subscription. This is the first time I’ve received it in a year and half of living there so who knows. For your viewing pleasure:
Since I’ve been unconnected (at least in my apt) some good stuff has been happening in my running world. Get this – consistency really does help! I’ve known for some time now this was a missing ingredient in my training but haven’t mustered enough motivation to do anything about it. This is turning around which makes me very happy.
I did a lunch run yesterday (I’ve now done a few of them and really enjoy it!) and my first mile was 11:17. I went up a BIG hill – which, I can now run without stopping! Wahoo! Going on week two of this feat! I felt like I was really pushing for the whole thing. By the end and with some help of a friend to do complicated math, my last 2.5 miles were at a 10 min pace! I didn’t even know I had this in me! Granted, I felt like vomiting the whole time and for a good hour and half afterward but it was totally worth it.
I’ve also started noticing my body is tightening back up a bit. This is a relief considering it’s easy for me to get discouraged if I don’t feel/see any results. I’m not really speaking of weight loss (although this is something I am hoping for) rather muscle definition and strength. I’ve missed this. A couple of weeks into switching meds when I really stopped almost all activity, I remember no longer feeling like this. It was like all of my muscles went on vacation. To get this feeling back is a major accomplishment and makes me feel I’m recovering more and more.
This weekend is my first 1/2 marathon in about 8 months. Truth be told, this will be the longest I have run since the Disney World Marathon back in January. I’m a little bit nervous. I definitely feel/know I can do it although Saturday is looming nonetheless. So if you don’t mind, could you send some running mojo my way this weekend?
Finally, Aspaeris came out with capris! I am really excited about this! I like the pivot shorts a lot but tend to gravitate toward capris more. I’ve been WAITING for capris for forever! With the discount code CAPRISALE you can get them almost 1/2 off! I found the code from It’s a Dog Lick Baby World. Yes, I ordered a pair today.
I feel like I had more fabulous things to tell you but I’ve forgotten what they are. I need to get back into my routine of writing! Fingers crossed the internet gods and goddess will shine upon me!