I can't believe that not too terribly long ago I was completing 20+ mile runs and now a 5 mile run does THIS to me.
Let me introduce ........
Mrs. Tomato Head
I am so horribly out of shape, it's not even funny. This was taken probably 10 minutes after my run. I was redder before. I had to take a walk break at 1, 2 and 3 miles and only sheer stubborness pushed me to complete those last two miles without stopping.
I feel like such a beginner again. But, I can only go up from here, and up I will go. These extra pounds I'm carrying right now really do make a HUGE difference. I feel so sluggish. Running right now feels so different from what I'm used to. I'm used to feeling light and airy, floating. Right now it feels like lead weights are tied to my feet.
I'm thinking tomorrow or Saturday I'm going to tackle going "carb-free for a day" as another tick off my May Goal list. I'm actually considering doing this once a week for the next while. I do not think carbs are evil, but I have been overdosing lately and a single day challenge on a regular basis certainly will not do me any harm. There will be no grains, pasta, bread, potatoes, corn and no sugar.