but first I have to tell you, the weather has been amazing this past week. Wonderful, cool, morning temps, showed up right after my hot, 100% humidity race...gotta love it.
Wednesday, hubby declared a rest day, which may have turned into a rest/cheat day. We went to O'Charley's. I usually try to be fairly healthy with my food choices even when we go out, but for whatever reason my self discipline went out the window. Those darn rolls...
Hubby however, is still on a roll making healthier choices in his diet and strength training.
|That's us in April 2013 and April 2015|
I was thrilled when I stopped my Garmin and saw I had knocked out four miles in 36:09.
Trust me, I never run that fast!
I didn't see my splits until later that day. I couldn't believe it, I was thrilled! It's just one run, but I am excited to see some gains, while I am still in rebuilding mode.
My previous PR mile is 8:32
In a race situation it is 8:40
Thursday evening, we got back to our routine after our declared rest/cheat day.
|I was pedaling uphill, hubby was pedaling in front of me |
my legs were a little tired from my morning run
Busting it out
I can now push up about 67% of my body weight, maybe one day I will actually be strong enough to do a pull up!
A PR curl - 20 lbs. happened for one set of straight curls. They weren't pretty, but once I can get a weight up, it's just a matter of time before it starts to feel a little easier. I have been doing hammer curls with 17.5 and 20 lbs., but straight curls feel harder to me, and I always have to do them lighter...until now (•◡•) One day I will leave those 17.5 lbs. weights behind for good...
I started this journey using 5 lbs. weights
|August 2010 - about 25 lbs. heavier|
|That's me on the end - July 2010|
Sometimes, it's really good to take a moment, reflect on your journey, and celebrate your progress.
Currently, it's the small gains that build my confidence, remind me I am on a healthier path, and...eventually, the small gains add up!
No significant change comes without a series of small gains. However, I am always mindful...
Fitness is a moving target! You never really "arrive".
When you achieve a goal, it is time to throw your focus toward a new one!
Thank you for understanding my nerdy gleefulness over four miles.
Please tell me you have felt the same :)
When was your last happy run?!
Do you ever roll out out bed and start running? Have any current fitness goals you are working on? or have a small gain you want to celebrate?