My Mom once told me "Heidi, I think your bikini days may be over". Sorry Mom, that's not a slam to you at all, I understand what you were saying. But dang nabbit they are NOT over. I'm far from perfect, but I refuse to be that insecure little girl I once was.
Though, my motive behind taking these pictures like this is I want to see every little result. For me, this is the best way to see change. And I am determined for this challenge to see change! I love a challenge and this one has me all fired up.
Tim Horton's Success!
Last night my son had soccer practice and a friend of mine (who's son is also on the team) asked if I wanted to meet for tea. I had been thinking of going for a run, but I haven't seen this friend in quite a while so decided to go. BUT .... I walked from the field to Tim Horton's. It's not a long walk, maybe a mile, but I hoofed it the whole way. THEN, when I got there, even though it crossed my mind a bazillion times, I JUST had a tea. No
Last night I told my husband I was going to run in the morning. He agreed to join me - which is great because I'm not totally comfortable running early mornings alone on the streets and was already cursing the possibility of running on the dreadmill. The cold, wet, dark mornings are coming soon so I know that if I'm going to continue AM workouts, I may be faced with that dreadmill more often than I'd wish.
The alarm went off and he laid there, immobile. I waited a few minutes and then mumbled something about feeling yesterdays workout. He still lay immobile. Finally I said, "I'm going for a run. If you wanna come, now is the time". He'd completely forgot!
We got our butts out the door and it was a beautiful morning. The sun was just part way up. The ponds were covered in rising mist. Leaves are starting to change. Stunning!
The entire run I trailed behind him. I felt OK, but for the life of me I couldn't quite keep up. Every time I sped up, he seemed to still be the same distance in front of me. I've changed my Garmin to no longer display pace - just distance - so I really had no idea how fast we were going.
I was shocked when I got back and plugged it in to see that it was one of the fastest non-interval runs I've done in a while (8:52/mile). He really is the best running partner I've got.
Tonight I'm going to do another shred style workout. My aim is at least 4 days/wk. Right now I feel good, so I will do one. If I need a rest day, I'll take it.