Friday, October 10, 2014

I might be a little addicted.



I have a few and I need to get them off my chest.
So I got out for a run last night. I last ran a week ago but I replaced it with hiking for the weekend. I figured I was still using my leg muscles like a warrior so I wouldn't lose any ground, I would just change it up a bit. So besides the speed I lost once it got dark and I didn't want to get killed I was super happy with it. It was a run 10 minutes, walk 5 minutes and then run 10 minutes. I only struggles in the 2nd 10 minutes with about 4 minutes left. It happened to fall on a slow uphill that just felt like it went for every so I peeked at the time but kept running. I try not to watch the clock. It makes it seem like it is going on forever. I also found myself with some distance left so I added a couple more minutes of running at the end just because I could and I still felt good. It is breaking the rules of the Couch to 5K but only a little.
So this leads to the problem. I think I am getting addicted to the good feeling of running. I know, right??!! Crazy isn't it?? I need to take today off but I am already looking forward to tomorrows run. I get out there and I am psyched. My clothes are fitting differently and I want it. I want muscles and skinny and health. I feel like every step I take is getting me closer to all of these things.
I am also excited. I can't explain it but I'm excited by the slow accomplishment I am achieving. I luckily have found a couple of nuts who let me blab about it so I can release some of my excitement and I try to hold back with the people that want to show me their latest chocolate recipes. I guess I have to respect their excitement too.
So to fan the flames I found out I am getting a gift from my cousin that will put me closer to a brand new pair of running sneakers. Silly to some but wicked pissah to this girl.
So if you see me and can tolerate it ask me about my running. I'll be happy to tell you about it.

1 comment:

Barry said...

Excellent. I'm a hot mess without the running. Need it back. You've inspired me before and I'm hoping it will spark it in me again! *hugs*

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40