Couch to 5K Week Seven, Day Three
Okay, so it wasn't a race or anything... just me and my beloved Garmin. But hey, I did a 5K! Pretty exciting stuff. Today's run was actually pretty lovely. I got out earlier, which was good because not only did the wind kick up like crazy, but it got into the 90s today. Gross. I left Florida for a reason, universe... please remember that.
Anyway, I went out when it was still pretty cool outside, and when that intense wind was just a really refreshing breeze. It did get pretty toasty by the end of the run, but just enough to give me a good sweat, which felt really wonderful today. I did more walk-run-walk intervals, but spaced them out more today - for most of it, I ran for 4 minutes and then walked for one. I had a lot of good energy today, so this really worked for me. And the mantra for the day? "What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger." Not something I really say or think about often, but it came into my head and gave me a good push. At one point, it kept me going up a very steep hill, so I was proud of that!
The reason for the extended mileage was that by the time I got back home at the end of the run, the Garmin said I had gone 2.94 miles. And I thought to myself, "Well, that's dumb... it's a beautiful day and it feels great to be outside, why not make it a 5K?" And it was a beautiful day and it did feel great to be outside, so I'm glad I did it.
Of course, then I went to Red Robin and ate a bacon cheeseburger, so I was glad to have burned the extra 20 calories. I know they really made a dent in that lunch.
On a completely unrelated note, I'm working on a couple different blog entries that I swear I will have up soon - one speak da troof that is weight loss/weight maintenance related and one all about cross training. Whew! I can hear all that excitement brewing. Somewhere David just yawned and wondered why he dates someone who can walk into a running shoe store and immediately give descriptions of every Asics shoe in the joint. And before you think I'm kidding, I did that today to my poor unsuspecting friend, Ross. He thought he was just having lunch today. Ha! I showed him.
But that's about it for me. I apologize for not having nasty sweaty pictures of myself for the day... for once I actually took a shower immediately after exercising! I know, it's shocking. I bet a few of you nearly choked reading that. Forgive me. But I realized that I hadn't actually washed my hair in almost a week, and that maybe that would be a nice gesture if I was going out in public. With clean people.
So instead, I will leave you with a few pictures to show off that I actually washed my hair today. I did take off all my makeup and put on my rockin' glasses pre-photo shoot though, so rest assured that my lazy tendencies are intact and safe.
See? See? It's CLEAN!
Sending out a little love to all my fellow bloggers tonight. You guys rock.