Friday, August 20, 2010

Awww yeah...

That's what I'm talkin' bout!  Yesterday was a MUCH better day than Wednesday.  I felt the same temptation to just go home and eat a huge dinner and not work out, but I knew that was super dangerous territory.  I was very concerned that if I were to do that, it would be the beginning of the downward spiral I always seem to go down. So I left work early and forced myself to go home straight away to run.  I made a goal to do 45 minutes on the treadmill, but I ended up going for 60 minutes!
You have no idea how big of a deal this is for me.  My asthma has made it impossible to run for long periods of time in the past, and even when I was in the best shape of my life I was only running for 30-45 minutes.  Granted, I ran these 60 minutes at a bit slower pace, but I finished!  I ran 5 miles!  It's a personal best for me.  I'm so proud, even though compared to a lot of people this is considered an "easy" run.  Well, it wasn't easy for me and I can't believe I actually was able to do it!

So yeah....I'm excited and feeling much better about myself.  It's crazy how big of a self esteem boost these things can give you.  I can see how exercising can get addictive.  That's one addiction I wouldn't mind having!

Today I will not be working out, but not because I don't want to.  I actually wouldn't mind hopping on the treadmill and getting a run in.  However, tomorrow I am finally facing up to that demon of a hike.  Lake Blanche and I have a date!  And I don't want to be too sore to do the hike, so I am going to give my legs a day off today.  I am pretty sure I'll need it, because I am already sore from the run yesterday.
I can't wait to update this blog after my adventure tomorrow!  I hope to have some beautiful pictures to share with you, as well as a story of victory over the devil hike.  I'm so nervous!  I hope it goes well.  Send good thoughts my way!


  1. Just a quick question for ya. Where are you getting the graphic that is at the top of this blog. "If every day were like today... "

    BTW -- Love your hiking photos! Looks so fun! Wish I had a mountain in Florida.

  2. Hi Sabrina!

    I track my calories and exercise on At the end of the day, you submit the details from the day and it shows that at the bottom of the page. I just take a screen shot of it and copy it to the blog!

    I love the mountains here, but I wouldn't mind some of the Florida beaches!