Run, Attie, Run

I did it! I ran one mile today and did NOT die!  That is so encouraging, and I am hopeful that I won’t be too sore tomorrow, so I can do it again.

The first 1/2 of the mile was difficult.  My body was not in rhythm with my breathing.  Everything was awkward. But, by the half way mark, my body and mind found their pace and I actually enjoyed my run (albeit for 12 minutes).  I add that check to the win column!

Bonus… after I got home, my 11 year old son, David, wanted to go for our 4 mile bike ride I had promised him.  So, after a lot of water and protein, we headed out in the 99 degree heat and met our goal! It was awesome.

If we had only added a little pool time, I could have called today a triathlon.  Maybe tomorrow.

Running – or Something that May Resemble It

I’ve been struggling recently with weight loss… simply because I really don’t want to do it anymore.  I mean, I want the weight to be gone.  I just don’t want to control and restrict myself anymore.  I’ve hit that point – that mental block.  But, continue I must. So, I went looking through weight loss blogs for inspiration. I happened across Starting Again by Lazy Hairy Bear.  He described what it felt like to be running again after a long while off – when you aren’t sure if your body will agree to do the work anymore. It awoke something from my past – that feeling I used to get when running… or better yet, that sense of accomplishment after the run.

So, I’m inspired.  I’m not sure my body will agree to it, but I’m going to run today… at least one mile. It will be a good distraction from the focus on healthy eating.  Of course, there are all of those health benefits, too.  Thanks, LHB!

The high should be 97 degrees today, and I would prefer not to have a heat stroke on top of being out of shape.  Maybe I will celebrate success with a trip to the pool? – or maybe a pizza – I’m not sure yet.

Anyone want to take bets whether or not I survive?! It’s a crap shoot.