February 28, 2012

Cloud 9

I completed a doozie of a run last night that I can't wait to share with you all!

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I was all ready to do this workout last night but then came across a new workout on Pinterest literally one second before I was walking out the door. The one that caught my eye was the fourth one called sprint intervals. I figured I would bring both workouts, try the new one and if I wasn't feeling it, I could switch to the older one. Well, I completed the new one and it was really tough! I never thought I'd see the day where I would look forward to running at level 8.0 because that was my break. But last night that was the case.

I ran it two times through; the first time, I ran all the 8.0 and 9.0 sprints for a minute and the 10.0 sprints for 45 seconds. The second time through, however, I ran it as is. I had to take 15-second breaks after each of the sprints the second time around but I was more than happy with myself (toot toot) at the end of the workout.

I left the gym on cloud 9. I just felt really...healthy. I didn't realize how much I loved feeling healthy until I wasn't anymore. It's been one long ass road to get to this point, and I'm still not done, but last night I just felt really proud of myself for all the progress I've made so far. I usually think about how much more weight I need to lose to get to my goal but last night, I took a second to think about everything that I've accomplished up to this point. On my own. No one can take that away from me or take credit for that.


I know I'm not the skinniest, fastest, or best looking person on the planet, but I am improving on the person that I am and continuing to make strides towards a happier, fitter me. I don't know where I'll be a year from now but I hope it's as happy and as fit as I feel right now!

a real quote...because it can't all be jokes (see what I did there?)

1 comment:

  1. I think you are a fox! And sweating like a pig and working like a horse is fun stuff! Keep up the awesome work woman! I've never seen level 9 on my treadmill....why does that sound like we're playing video games?