Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Rough, but done

First workout in 4 days.
Not gonna lie today was rough. I hadn't planned on how far or how long I was going, I know I just wanted to run. It started off ok, but then my legs literally felt like I had 10lb weights on them. So it turned into a walk/run. The good thing about living in an old neighborhood is how beautiful it is. I love the houses and everything about it. But one thing. And that would be the sidewalks. Not all of them are bad, but there are some that are really bad and I ran in a couple of dips that didn't feel good on my feet. I tried so hard, so very hard to hit 4 miles, but I just couldn't do it.
I kept reminding myself that it's not always going to be easy JUST like anything else in life. I will have good days and bad days, but it just matters that I did my best. And today, I did.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

My longest mile yet!

There comes a point when you just start running, where your body begins to hurt. For me personally, I feel like there is a difference in being in good shape, and being in running shape. I can rock Turbo Fire, but running is tough for me. Is that just me?
When I did my first Beachbody workout it was Insanity. I remember being in week 3 and literally could not get out of bed without rolling out. My back hurt so bad. My legs were shaky walking down the steps. Everything HURT. I wanted to quit, but never did. Because eventually the pain goes away.
September 3rd was when I started running (again) and this is my 6th run since then. (That heat spell we had kept me inside for a bit) I have been averaging about 3 miles per run, taking me about 40 minutes. Today I had just left the alley behind my house (that would be the picture of one of our neighborhood cats, Oz cat) and was at 3 miles. I turned right, and was just about to take another right to head home. Then I thought hell with it. So I went straight, and ran down another alley, then back home. I was feeling it. In my lower back, my shines, and my feet. I decided that this was good. I ran the furthest I ever had, and I'm damn proud of myself. 3.55 miles in 44 minutes.
But this is the time I usually quit. I quit because it hurts, and I get uncomfortable, then I just say "I don't like to run." "Running is not for me."
I can't, and won't stop now. Keep me accountable. Make sure I remember that my body will adjust. I can't expect results without being a little uncomfortable along the way, just like Insanity.
PS-love this song by Britney.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Corn Festival, 2013

For the past few years we have taken the girls up to my home town corn festival they have every September.  It's so fun watching them the older they get, ride more rides, and overall just have more fun!  It's nice to run into old friends too. :)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Way back When-esday!

Play along every week with Cheryl at Twinfatuation!!

In honor of football starting this week, I dug out one of my FAVORITE pictures of the girls.  
September 9th, 2010
CUTIES.....don't they just melt your heart lol? ;) 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Running and some pictures from the weekend!

What a super awesome run I had today. I gotta tell ya, I was going to stop at 2 miles. Not for any reason other then thinking I could come home and do weights. But then I decided to keep going. THEN saw I was at 2.47 and thought "I am going to run 3!" So I did plus a little more!! Feeling very accomplished and happy today!!

Labor Day weekend was fun!  Hubby had an extra day off work, and of course the girls were off Monday too.  I wasn't feeling the best, but we made the best of it!  Happy girls=happy family. <3