Hey guys! I’m so sorry that I didn’t post anything yesterday. After getting back into town from London at 3am, I was exhausted and had a busy day ahead of me. I was supposed to teach spin, but there was some drama at the gym that thank goodness I wasn’t involved in, and the spin room was double booked as a side effect of the drama. Of course, I didn’t find this out until I had gotten to the gym to teach at 6:45am with 3 hours of sleep. After a nap, my day was filled with errands and school AND trying to stay awake! The London weekend recap is coming as soon as I get some pics from the girls that I went with. We had an absolute blast! 😉
I went on an awesome 4 mile run today. It was my first run in 2 weeks! Needless to say, I was a little worried about how I was going to do considering the break and the fact that I had pneumonia for the past couple of weeks. I kept putting it off all morning, but I needed to get it done before my errands. It always seems like the more time I take off from working out, the harder it is to get my butt out the door. I knew that I would feel so much better and be less stressed out with school if I went.
The sun started peeking out from the clouds as I stepped outside. It was a crisp 25 degrees out.
The path was cleared for the very first half mile of the run,
but then it quickly turned into this:
The deer were out in full force:
Can you see the footprints?
My legs and chest started burning about 1 mile into this run. I had wished that I had taken a few puffs of my inhaler before I left the house at this point. I am still wheezing! At the same time, I was so happy to be outside and breathing hard. It felt so good to move even though I had a little bit of extra resistance because of the snow!!!
I felt a smile start to form on my face around that same mile that my lungs were on fire. I thought to myself, “I am crazy. Why do I like this pain?”. Then, I started laughing inside even more. It felt so good to be outside. I felt alive for the first time in a week and a half. Oh trails, how I have missed you!
That smile continued with me through the duration of the run. It never went away. I LOVE running even when it hurts sometimes. It is good to put that kind of stress on the body. There is something very primal about running that I especially feel when I’m out on the trails. I’m so glad that I’m finally feeling better! The rest DID really pay off! I’m glad that I took it easy last week!
I hope your week is going well! I am starting my new weight lifting program today. I will post about it tomorrow! We are already halfway through this week, folks!