Nicky is sleeping. James and Ruby are outside playing with friends. I need to get to work but am having trouble finding the motivation. I kind of would rather brew some more coffee and lie down on the couch with a good book.
I'm so glad it's Friday.
This week was a lot for me. We start a new swim session on Monday and I got them in at 10:30 and 11:00 which I'm glad about. Getting done a bit earlier will make it easier to make afternoon plans and not worry as much about Nicky's nap or lack thereof.
Wendy and I met at the track last night and it was perfect weather for running. Cool and windy (windy on one half of the track, not on the other)...it felt so good. I started out slowly but was feeling really good at the halfway point and ended up doing 2.4 miles. I think I might have been able to do even more but felt fine stopping, too. I totally got the runner's high and was so happy and wide awake when I got home at 9pm. :) Those kinds of runs make up for the crappy/hot ones. I wish I could have them more often. Maybe in the fall?
I checked back on my blog and saw that I started the couch to 5k program on May 30th. I could barely run one minute then, less than 2 months ago. Last night I ran 33 minutes and felt good enough to speed up a little on and off. My lungs and breathing felt good. I don't know if I could chat with someone but I don't feel out of breath while I'm running. My legs don't specifically get tired like they used to...I mainly just start feeling all-around tired after a while. (or right away, depending on the day.) I read yesterday (number 28 on this list) that every pound you lose makes running a little bit easier. I haven't lost any more weight in the last week but I am keeping that in mind.
I started the week a hot mess. It was hard for me to share that here but I wanted to be honest about how I was feeling and all the feedback and kind words and shared experiences helped me sooooo much. Thank you. I am ending the week in a really good place. I can see the progress I've made and am so thankful for my stronger and healthier body.
You guys. It's so strange. I NEVER would have EVER seen myself doing this.