Tuesday, May 24, 2011


My throat hurts.  Yesterday I thought I was getting sick.  And it would make all the sense in the world that I would be getting sick because we are getting into our really busy time at work.  By the end of the work day, I really felt crappy!  I talked to Kelly before I left and told her I may not show up to women's group if I was still feeling bad.  I would try to get some exercise in somehow.  Whatever I was going to do, I definitely did not want to go jogging.  I would try to do something, but not that. 

As I was getting home though, my  mother was going to water aerobics and taking my little one with her.  I considered joining them; but I kind of felt like I had chills, so I wasn't sure about getting into the water.  I plopped onto the couch.  It was pathetic.  I didn't want to be sick, and I felt myself succumbing to it; so I went ahead and got dressed.  And I put on my running shoes  As I was leaving the house, I told my husband, "I may call you to come pick me up, so be ready!"  He simply looked up and said, "You won't call me."  I wasn't so sure.

I walked to the trail and stretched for a minute, then I took off.  Within 1/2 a mile, I was feeling better.  The more I perspired, the better I felt.  But I was a little more winded than normal.  Not much, but a little.  So rather than backtracking down the trail, I went through the neighborhood so I could run on the pavement.  I didn't have the Garmin on, so I just make the trek back home.  I had only planned on a mile and a half, so anything extra would just be a plus.  It was 1.8 miles.  And I made it to women's group feeling well.  I took Nyquil and hit the sack.  And although my throat still hurts, I don't feel ill anymore.

So today, the scale decided to be nice to me!  Not super nice, but slightly friendly.  I'm down a pound.  Hopefully more will follow suit. 

It was a late workout tonight.  I got to the gym a little after 8:00.  I did a quick five minute warm up on the elliptical, then went to the mat to torture myself...I mean to do circuit training.  I will be sharing this torture session with Tangila on Thursday. (Evil laugh inserted here)  I upped my reps to 15 on all exercises except the iso arm curls; that one I left at a total of 16.  It so amazing to me how much of a workout that session is.  I start sweating quicker doing these exercises than even running outside.  It's crazy.  But I always feel strong and thinner afterward.  I'm not saying I am thinner, but I feel it.  =)

After that I went upstairs to the track.  I just didn't feel like getting on the treadmill.  I always lose count when I'm up there, so I decided to just run around for 20 minutes and not worry about the laps.  So that's what I did.  But the cool thing was that since it was dark outside, I could see myself in one of the windows as I was making the loops.  I have been curious to see what I look like when I run.  Needless to say, I still look better in my head.  But no matter, I'm going to keep that vision in my head because it doesn't matter what I look like; I'm out there doing it and getting stronger.

It's not like I look like Phoebe on Friends or anything.  If I did, then it might matter.

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