Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rewarding Myself

Today is a fabulous day other than the fact the weather is great. I finally got under the weight I've been trying for 3 months and I only have 10 lbs left to lose to get to the weight I want. Granted it took me having the flu on Thursday to get there but I'm now over that hump and motivate me to lose the last before my wedding in late August.

I am also done with my run/walk progression and can start running for 30 minutes straight! I attempted this today and my first mile was a great 9:50 pace but my breathing was a little off and I had to stop and walk. My legs were really started to feel like jello and realized it was due to poor fueling on Thursday effecting my morning run. It wasn't too warm out yet and the sun was staying behind the clouds but I listened to my body and just run/walk the last 2 miles with my usual progression. I will try again on Monday or Tuesday and will be better!!

I decided I needed to reward myself for keeping a lot of things in check over the last few months. My non-weight gain and now weight loss, I've paid off my credit card debt, and following the physical therapist's orders and not overdoing it on my recovery so I stay injury free. Those on their own are great reasons so why not have a big I got new running shoes at the local Fleet Feet and they had the color I wanted. I really am not going buying something online if I'm not sure it will fit. I wear wide shoes in the Defyance (also Brooks) and these do not come in wides and was really worried but they fit great!!

Can't wait to test these out on the next run. They felt really cushiony and they are an awesome color. Purple is my favorite and happy that I can actually pick the color unlike their other brands where each season it's their color.
I also bought another pair of running socks that I like and another BondiBand which I will show the saying on this one later and some more Clif Shot Blocks since I will start to need this again now with slowly increasing the running. I like treating myself with workout gear to keep me motivated and who doesn't want to look cute working out?
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!


  1. So much good stuff going on here! You definitely deserved that reward!!

    I switched to the PureFlows a couple of months ago and now only run in them! I have the black/green type and never even knew about the other colors, but I see one of those in my future as well!


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