....the sooner the real work starts.
Words to live by last week.
Man oh man, last week felt so good! As always, I forget how much I love working out and running (I have been consistent w/running, but I mean the combination of running and working out together in the same day) and having a solid, balanced week of doing both of those things. I honestly had not worked out in a long time. As always, and this is the same mentality that led to years of yo-yo'ing, when I'm not doing it, I don't miss it. Once I fall out of the routine, I lose that desire to do it, and quickly forget all the reasons I love doing it. But, once I pick it back up, I can not miss a workout!! I forget how good I feel, how much more energy I have, how much happier I am, how much better my runs feel.....I could keep going but I'll stop. But, after the first day, actually the first workout, i was hooked again. In fact, it felt so good to workout in the morning that I did a second workout in the afternoon. Again, that's probably my ocd, all or nothing, 100% mentality kicking in, and was not really wise to go from 0 to 2 a days. It was followed by 3 days of painful running and working out, but by the end of the week the soreness was gone. I was also reminded that the best way to get over being sore from a workout is to stick to your plan and push through your scheduled runs/workouts. If I'm going into a workout sore, I always feel better afterwards (until the soreness from that workout kicks in : ).
A lot of bloggers out there do a weekly recap of their activities, but I'm not going to do that. I will take a picture of my white board at the end of the week and post it the following Monday. Not because I think anyone cares, but because it's a good way to help keep me accountable.
With that, here's a few pictures from last week-