This is why kids are so expensive. Not because you must feed, clothe, house and entertain them. But because they break everything and you end up buying the same things over and over again. I think I should just go ahead and order a dozen head phones. Just to be safe.
My friend Joanna and I are now on the same running plan and both being coached by her husband. Our first assigned run was 8 min. easy run warm up, 12 min. moderate run and 7 min. easy run cool down.
I did the warm up and run but then had to walk for 2 minutes. I didn’t properly fuel and I started to feel nauseous. I did 6 more min. easy run then 0.25 walk (but the 0.25 mile walk isn’t included in the below pic).
One of the things I love so much about running is that being skinny doesn’t matter.
Yes, I’m naturally thin. I was built that way. But that didn’t stop me from developing an eating disorder when I was in high school. So I appreciate being reminded that being skinny won’t help me run stronger and faster.
There was a lady on the treadmill next to me at the gym. She probably weighed a good 40 pounds more than me. But she was there before me and she was there when I got off. She ran the entire time and even started sprinting when I was walking my unplanned 0.25 mile cool down because I was breathing so hard I thought I was going to throw up and then pass out if I suddenly got off.
And did you see that Extreme Makeover Weightloss Edition with Meredith ? She ran a marathon and didn’t stop until mile 14. She was still carrying a lot of weight and she ran FOURTEEN miles.
These women motivate me. They help me to remember that with running it doesn’t matter what you look like, how much you weigh or the size of your butt. It’s a conditioned heart, strong muscles and a confident mind that I should be after.