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But I Did… – Geek Turned Athlete

But I Did…


This morning, I was very reluctant to leave the warmth of my living room couch to venture out into the foggy coldness… But I did.

My legs felt great when I started out, but then I hit the first hill.  I thought to myself, Why don’t you just turned around?  It’s cold, you can barely see anything, and you can’t breathe because of the humidity. I didn’t feel like I could keep running… But I did.

At mile 2.5, I hit another monster hill (the 3rd one so far on the route) with loose rocks.  I did feel like I could run up the hill because my quads and hamstrings were quivering BAD… But I did.

For lunch, I wanted a huge bowl of mac and cheese and a million cookies (PMS cravings, I suspect).  I didn’t want to make myself a healthy lunch…But I did.DSC02798 DSC02801

This afternoon, I was in a zone trying to study and did not feel like lifting weights and going to yoga class…But I did.

During yoga, after holding the bridge pose for the third time for what seemed like an hour, I didn’t feel like I could hold it any longer because my quads were screaming at me…But I did.DSC02802

Do you ever have to just tell your body to do something even though it may not want to do what it is being told? I really believe that the difference between staying at the same fitness level and improving is pushing yourself past what you think would be your limits.  I tried to do that today!  And you know what, I don’t regret any of it!!!

Here was din din: DSC02803 Beef tenderloin marinated in balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper with half of a huge sweet potato topped with cinnamon and yogurt butter spread with steamed broccoli sprinkled with Italian cheeses.  It was so good!!DSC02805

Sweet Dreams, everyone!!!

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  • Holly September 24, 2009, 6:27 pm

    BUT YOU DID…and now you can say you did! good work on the morning run! i am going to try and get on a schedule to do that more often.

    mmmm brekkie looks delish – have a good day!

  • Dawn (HealthySDLiving) September 24, 2009, 6:56 pm

    Good for you! I love days like that, when you push yourself and feel great about it at the end of the day!


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