So I did something this morning that I haven't done since July... I went running.
Can you believe that?
I was thinking about it the other day about how I haven't gone running in forever. I've just been biking and walking. This was a nice change of pace. Although my lungs are killing me, now. It is 40 degrees (fahrenheit) out there. It felt really good, though, until I started breathing real hard, then my nose and lungs started burning.
Then I had a sneezing bout when I got back inside. I think it was because my nose was so cold outside and it was so warm in here. :]
I was watching Biggest Loser last night and saw how they ran for 10 miles outside. I thought 10 MILES??? Man, that's a lot for such large people. So I thought, well, I'm smaller than all of them so I should be able to do that, right?
I ran for a half a mile and thought I was going to die!
I think they're in much better shape than I am, you think?
They've been working out in the gym for like 8 hours a day for the past couple of months. Even though they may be 50 or 100 pounds larger than me, I'm sure they're in MUCH better shape than I am right now.
So I'll be content with my half a mile and count it an accomplishment. I've never run a half a mile before—non-stop. The community I live in is a half a mile around the loop. So I started out walking then started running after one lap around. I only made it half way around running and I thought my heart was going to beat right out of my chest. So I walked for a lap and then started running again. I had planned on running a half a lap again but as I got closer to the half way mark, I said to myself, just go to that next bend in the road, you can do that. So I did. Then as I was approaching that bend, I said go to the next bend. So I did. Then as I got to that bend, I said, you can go all the way around, now, you're more than three-quarters of the way around. So I went all the way around. That was enough. I walked for a half a lap and then went in.
It might not sound like alot, but that was a huge accomplishment for me!
I forgot to put on my heart rate monitor this morning, so I don't know how many calories I burned or how high my heart rate got.
Oh, well. Great exercise time this morning!