Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Yes, ma'am I am feelin' good today! I made it through my hotter than hell workout last night and felt pretty pleased with the results. Of course the Negative Nancy in my head kept saying, "If you just rest a bit you can do more!" but I chose to ignore her. I did what I started out to do.
What was great about my run last night is that I didn't feel the slightest bit of soreness when I first took off. Usually I skip a day (or several) between running because in the past my legs would hurt when I would try to get going. I didn't feel any pain or discomfort at all when I got started yesterday. That made me feel so confident that I've improved my skills and that my muscles are healthier than they used to be. I also completed three sets of 20 each of sit ups and push ups between my laps, so I was glad to mix things up a little. It felt good to go a bit further than just cardio. I had wanted to go for some squats, too, but there was another lady on the track and I didn't want to look overly goofy. Plus, by the time I finished my last lap I was glad I didn't push my legs more since they were ready for a break.
I'm going to shoot for three days in a row of running! It would be great if I could get in the habit of running every day, or at least five or six days a week. I'm going to love accomplishing that goal! Right now I just run about two miles a day. It's also a goal for me to increase my distance. I'm not worried about speed at this point, but I do need to work on form. Last night I tried hard to keep my legs higher while I was jogging and it definitely makes for a harder workout. If I can improve my form, distance of each jog and increase the frequency of how much I jog each week I'll be feelin' even better about myself!
Now, if I can just remember to download some new tunes to help keep me moving.....