|Here's to you and your mile!|
My son, Levi, ran with me today. He was kind and chilled his pace down a bit to stay back with me. What a kid! He did finish about 10 seconds ahead of me, and I was happy for him. Until he called me fat a half hour later. I weighed myself today and my suspicions were correct, I have gained back 2/3 (20 pounds!!!!) of what I lost a year and a half ago.
How did this happen? I know...I love poutine, I love pizza, I love burgers and fries. And I lost my yoga practice when I started school.
I seriously hope that running one mile day does kick start my love for being fit. I know it felt good to be fit. But so does going out for a yummy burger. I just cannot seem to find a way to be in balance with it all. I swing from one extreme to another. Perhaps this small and reasonable goal will be a shot of temperance in my otherwise turbulent life.
That being said, I did add in another element. How could I not? I wouldn't be me if I didn't. But I am keeping it simple as well! I am doing 20 crunches a day and starting at 5 push-ups a day. I hope to work up to 50 of each. Next month is Trapeze Month for christ sake, I better work on my core and upper body strength if I want to have any fun at all in November!
Today I increased my run time again. We ran a mile in 8 minutes 38 seconds, a speed of 6.9 miles per hour! The best part was that I didn't hate it as much as the day before. And what I want you all to know is that I squeezed it in between bringing my kids home from school at 3:20pm and leaving to take Talullah to her soccer game at 3:45pm.
I repeat me new mantra, "You Can Do It!!!" Even with limited time, even if you walk, even if you go slow...you can fit this in!!!
Here's to us!