Well this has been an amazing week for me honestly, probably one of the best in my journey thus far! The week began with me being lucky enough to be a featured blog on a great site for fitness bloggers fitblogger!! Then I made it into the top 7 for Shrinkvivor!!!!! And I lost 71 pounds to date. I got a 96 on my Biology midterm! And today I ran 5 miles!!!!
Yep I did it, and you know what I really could not believe I was doing it as I was doing it haha I had to take a picture to share with you because I was so very excited :
I was a hot sweaty mess, I did not think you needed to see that hehe but I just felt awesome. I headed to the gym this afternoon feeling tired achy and just so not motivated. Its been a long week I had to work 6 days and study and blah blah so I just wanted to honestly be napping. But I reminded myself to just suck it up and get there and I knew once I was there I would be feeling better. I was right! I got on the treadmill and started at 9.5 min mile and just worked on that for 1.5 miles, then I increased it to 9 min per mile for another mile. Then I said well I know we can do 8.5 since we did it at our last 5K. And I stayed at that pace for the rest of the 5 miles :)
After the run I got on the elliptical for 15 minutes and did a mile to cool down. It felt amazing just to be able to accomplish something I never imagined I would be doing last year! I know I will keep running because I have come to enjoy it so much. I want to be running 10Ks by the springtime and I feel I can do it!
After all this I came home and did Shred it With Weights. I know I am crazy right? But I did not get much of a workout in yesterday and Thursday was only a 1.5 mile run and Shred it With Weights, so I knew today I wanted to get a good long workout in and I certainly did!
After the workout I was no longer tired and feeling blah that's for sure! I was in total bliss when I hit stop on my Polar Monitor and saw this: