It was a beautiful night, one of those early fall crisp breezy balmy evenings. All the way home I was just getting excited to get outside and run. So I got home bundled up my darling daughter in her little pink hoodie and sat her in the stroller and off we went!
I ran, it seemed like it was easier. I began thinking as I was running OK I got this I can do this. I have one more week until my very first ever 5K race and tonight for the first time ever I felt ready and felt like I was becoming a runner. I do not mean a professional or anything but just someone who runs and enjoys it. I did not have to stop every 3 minutes and walk because I was so out of shape.I did not avoid the big hill or slow down as I crept up it. I took every challenge on strong and got through a solid 12 minutes of running without stopping!
I walked for 30 seconds and then I just kept running and pushing that stroller. It felt so good just to be able to keep going and going. I did not want to stop tonight, maybe it was the cool weather I just felt too good to stop. Well I eventually did have to stop hehe because my baby was getting tired.
So I ran for 40 minutes!!!! I burned about 475 calories when I checked my polar monitor! I felt awesome.
After the run I stretched a bit and then did Jillian Michael's No More Trouble Zones. Honestly after doing the new Shred it with Weights, No More Trouble Zones felt like a comfy old pair of jeans! Hehe it was nice still a decent workout and I still burned calories and sweated but it was not the degree of difficulty that Shred it With Weights is! I will do Shred it With Weights tomorrow when I do not run. Running and that video in the same day are a bad combination :)
Burned a nice amount of calories :)