Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Liar, Liar ... Pants on Fire

So I was a big fat liar the other day.  On Monday I posted that "Tonight, no matter what, I'm going to run at least 3 miles". 

Well ... I didn't.  For me that's unusual.  Normally if I post it here, it's gospel and MUST happen.  I ended up having to run around after work and by the time I got home I was just done.  I used it as an excuse and yes, I did feel guilty for it.

However ... last night I got my sweat on!  At first it sucked a big one.  I was hot, itchy, sweaty, lethargic and just so did not want to work out.  Being off sick for a week and a half left me feeling so badly out of shape.  I know it will come back quickly, but fighting your way back is just hard.

I knew that no matter how much I didn't want to work out - I HAD to!  I just could not leave it one more day.  As we all know, one day, turns to two, turns to three, turns to 4 years - and I'm not willing to go down that road.

I started off with a little warm-up and some strength moves (push-ups, curls, squats, abs - etc.)  Then I did a 1 mile run on the treadmill.  I repeated this 3 times, each time pushing myself faster on the runs and lifting more weights and/or more reps on the strength.

At the end I could feel my old self returning and I was reminded of how awesome a good workout is.  It may have only been 3 miles, which for me is a short run, but it was perfect.

While I've gotten a late start for the month of July, I want the last half to be great and I want to stay active.  I'm not aiming for a particular mileage goal this month, will just do what I can.  But I will commit to 19 Days of Activity in July (commencing July 13th - that's every day!).  I think this is key for me.

Keep Active!



Anonymous said...

sounds like a good work out. i try to do some squats or abs or pushups after every run. that doesnt happen all that often, but when it does, its great!

great job!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a great workotu - love the idea of strength/run intervals.

Missy said...

Good job getting out last night nad just doing it...even if you weren't feeling it. You'll back in your groove and remind us all that you're a machine ;o)

ajh said...

Good luck with every day. That can be tough. Don't beat yourself up if you lessen it slightly!

Teamarcia said...

Way to push through and get it done! It's always so hard to come back after a layoff. Nice job!

Marcelle said...

You are so right, one week turns into one month...and before you know it you are unfit and have to start all over again..
I am feeling so fit at the moment and see it with the other ladies in my group ~ I have to slow down so much to keep up with their pace...but its okay as all I want to do is workout and have fun while doing it.
~Glad u got your mojo back!

Fran said...

Great workout Heidi. You're right that if you wait to long it's harder to start again. So good for you that you didn't wait a day longer.