It was cold-cold-cold out there, but I did it anyway. Fired up some Black Crowes on the iPod and started moving. After a couple of runs up and down the hill, I got bored. (I still find running ridiculously boring, by the way.) So I decided to do a 2-minute turnaround. Here’s what I did:
After two minutes in one direction, I’d turn and run the other way for two minutes. Because my pace isn’t that consistent, it meant that I eventually ran all sorts of curves, hills and stretches in a pretty random order. For whatever reason, that made it a bit more bearable. Did 10 minutes walking, 30 minutes running and another 10 walking. Felt pretty good about it until on Sunday morning I couldn’t fit into one of my shirts….grrrrrrr Christmas candy!
Got out late Sunday night for little bit of running. Did the whole 10 minute walk before and after running. Only did ran 20 minutes, but glad I did it.
Finally made it to the gym! (And it only took a month.) Went to the gym this morning and put in probably over an hour of running and weight machines. Did 10 minute walk + 30 minute run + 10 minute walk. Did twenty or thirty minutes working through the machine room. Also complete a full five days of no sweets. There’s no doubt about it – my life runs SO much smoother when I’m not on sugar, but it’s unbelievably hard for me.