I am now in the process of tapering my running. Next week I will only be run in 2 mile increments. I can’t remember the last time I “only” ran 2 miles. I think back to the day in May when I was so happy to run 3 miles without stopping and now I can run over 2 hours! I’ve come a long way and once my half-marathon is over I think I’ll start focusing on my speed. This week as part of the Shrinkvivor challenge
I ran a quick(ish) mile. If I wanted to log my fastest mile I would have run around a track but I was slated to run 4 miles. The thought of running 16 laps around a track was enough to make me pull my hair out. Instead I ran the local trail and ended up doing my mile in 9 minutes and 11 seconds (and the rounded out the 4 in 40 minutes). That included a couple of small hills, I did walk a little but mostly ran.
I know I am hard on myself but I look at my runs and compare myself to my friends on dailymile. Not a good idea. I am a fairly new runner and I’m already doing amazing things. I need to continually think “I love myself damn it” and not worry about what everyone else is doing and celebrate my personal accomplishments.
Speaking of accomplishments, I will be on a flight to Miami tomorrow with a couple of bathing suits in tow. Both bikinis. Now, a year ago at this time you would have NEVER convinced me that I’d be wearing a bikini again but I am going to do it. I haven’t been diligent with my strength training and my body reflects that but I’ve worked hard and I love myself and I’m wearing that bikini!
Finally, I am trying to share my happiness about my accomplishments with my readers. So, if you haven’t already done it- please enter my giveaways! I am giving away an iPod shuffle and a pair of Earth Shoes Aclaim Boots (valued at $189 and they work your muscles). So that is my update - oh, I weigh 153.4 today. I wasn’t kicked off the Island last week, let’s see what this week has in store for me, other than a bikini!