I have to start over Every.Single.Time. Ugh! So I decided to start over yesterday. My interval this time? 9 months. Embarrassing, but true. I leashed up my dog, put on my running shorts, and turned on some Beyonce tunes. I had absolutely no expectations for this run, other than to run. I am grateful that my goal was just to run.
Some of you may be saying, why not do couch to 5k, or go for a 30 minute walk? Well, I played soccer most of my life and into college, and running is all I know. I will take my baby or dogs for a walk, but I don't think of that as a workout (my own personal issue!). So, how far did I get? 1.25 miles! I can think of my workout in two ways:
1. Yuck! Only 1.25? I ran a full marathon 2.5 years ago, and I can only run 1.25 miles now? Self Talk: Get it together, Mary Beth!
2. Awesome! 1.25 miles! Self Talk: You haven't run in 9 months and have the most beautiful baby to show for your time off. Give yourself a break, and be grateful you made it a mile. This little sign is my reminder that whatever I do is better than sitting on the couch.
Here's to getting better Every.Single.Day with diet and exercise. Oh, and losing this baby weight might be some motivation too!