You'll get the post later. I'll just say yucky dead frog slime and a cracked mosaic bowling ball were the results of my day. Sooooooooo, I'll blog about something that is making me very happy now.
My workout acheivements.
I've always liked to run. It has been a hobby that has popped in and out of my life. But it has always been my favorite "sport", I guess.
I started thinking...over the past 4 years I've done a great job of sticking with it! I cannot say that I exercise 4 times a week or anything like that. Those types of expectations made me exercise less and feel bad about myself. I CAN say that I do exercise regularly and take care of myself. I am proud of that. Most weeks it is 2 or 3 times per week.
Occasionally there is a week with no workouts. That is okay. If I miss my exercise, I must be doing something that is pretty darned exhausting in its own right.
My speed has been at a plateau for quite some time. I typically run about 3 miles. I have NEVER in adulthood been able to do it in under 10 minute miles. I'm usually at a 10:20 mile.
Out of nowhere, I am HAULING ASS! I'm paying tribute to my new Yoga video and Hatebreed as the secret to my success. In the past two weeks, I have been at or UNDER a 10:00 mile on every run! I cannot believe it. I ran so many miles with NO improvements. Now, I'm only running twice a week (filling in with the Yoga between runs) and I am KICKIN' BUTT!
I am swearing by this Yoga video.
Now here is where my true Gemini self comes out. I do a Yoga stretch video before my run. Oh my! I am sooooo Zen, right? Then, I put on my MP3 and rock out to these cute fellows.....
You know, I think I could make them smile. I'll give them some of my vegetarian bean and leak soup and cupcakes. I'll give them some cold beers and let them snuggle with the pug, Gary. Then, they would smile!!!!
If you listen to them, you get a therapy session and workout all in one. They'll get all of that hidden rage out...I swear!
My Favorite Lyrics for Inspiration:
I gotta believe
This is now.
How can I change tomorrow if I can't change today?
This is now.
If I control myself, I control my destiny.
Of course this is all to heavy/speed metal. Not for everyone...I know :-).
So, I ran a 5K race over the Memorial Weekend. I did my Yoga before I left and listened to the angry Hatebreed boys. I ran the race in 9:46 miles. I am totally giddy and in disbelief. I am newly psyched with my runs now. I'm inspired to keep the yoga going. I think I'm a big shot now. I've been waiting 4 years to break those 10 minute miles. It happened when I wasn't even trying to do better.
I'm happy...and I'm a big shot!