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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