Sore af

After the gym yesterday.

We did some light cardio, but we mostly go to lift weights. I worked my arms and thighs hard, and oooooooh my goodness…OUCH. Lol

I’m happy to report that I’m actually improving. I was able to do more reps on the bench this time. Woot!!

My running has improved as well. My endurance has increased, and I’ve gotten faster. Seeing these results is the best motivation.

Tonight will have to be just cardio though, because like I said…ouch.

Back at it!

I promised my bestie that I’d restart Weight Watchers today, and so I did. I weighed myself and logged it. I had a banana for breakfast (0 points). In about an hour, I’m headed to the gym for another run.

I’m feeling good about running right now. The July 4th 5k has jump started a desire to run again. That race was so hard due to the heat, and yet I did fairly well, which has inspired me to keep pushing myself. Yesterday afternoon, at the gym, I ran 5k without stopping, which I haven’t done in years. I felt triumphant afterwards, and I want to hold onto that feeling.

Last night, D and I decided that we would sign up for the Flat Five, which is the first weekend in August. We did it a few years ago. I’m sure I’ll have to walk a chunk of it, but so what. I’ll probably do better than I think. I get competitive once I’m out there with all the other runners.

We’re also talking about doing the Go STL Halloween race this year. Who knows…maybe we’ll do the half-marathon next April.

I’m ready for this change. I missed running as a hobby. Now that my arthritis is more manageable, maybe I can pull this off.

It’s gonna be ugly

I’m signed up to run a 5k on July 4th, and I’ve done very little to get prepared for it. I know 5k isn’t much, but I’m a hot mess physically right now, so this is going to be a shit show. Anyhoo…I’ll be going out for a run tonight in an attempt to start training. Send thoughts and prayers, and maybe some tequila shots.