Here are the highlights:
Your mind will quit 100 times before your body ever does. Feel the pain and do it anyway.
I’ve started paying attention to when I start wanting to throw in the towel when I’m running. Most times, my breathing is okay, my legs are coping, etc. I can still run, but Brain just says, “Hey girl, you’ve already run long enough. You deserve a break.” I’m trying to push past that. It’s hard. But I’m doing it bit by bit.
After you think “Holy shit, I can’t!” Stop and think “Holy shit, I just did.”
This Saturday was my 5 miler on the treadmill. That is a loooong way for me. And I did it. There was walking – no doubt! But I finished it in one hour and ten minutes. And then I could go to the hot tub. That same day, I clocked 31K steps on my FitBit. Yesssssssss.
Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. You can’t outrun your fork.
This week I tried to view food as fuel… tying it in with my training plan, I looked to what my body needed in order to run properly, but without adding in too many empty calories. Everything I put in my mouth had a purpose, with the exception of two cappuccinos (with sugar!) which were a total treat.
I think I like who I am becoming.
I’m the first to admit that I latch on to something, do it for a while, accomplish a few goals, then move on. I’d like to think that my “project fitness 2014” is a little more than that. It’s nice to feel proud of myself, and to be healthier.
Here’s to starting Week 6 of half-marathon training!