So, I’ve managed to keep up my weight workouts for two weeks. I’m seeing a bit of muscle in my shoulders and back and my legs feel a bit stronger. If I keep it up for two more weeks, I get to buy some new running tights. Hopefully that will be enough incentive to keep going and hopefully by then, I’ll see enough body improvements to want to keep doing it for that. I am pretty excited by the new socks though LOL and Jones loves his new Brooks shoes (and Shoo seems to think that the 26.2 magnet I bought belongs to him LOL). All in all, a good trip to the LRS.
I did a 10 mile run yesterday and it felt pretty good. I averaged just under a 10 minute pace, with only one mile being over 10 (mile 7 where I hit two stoplights and ate a Gu). If I subtract that minute out, I did negative splits, so I’m pretty pleased. It was cold and windy and hilly, but it felt pretty good. Today I just did a 3 mile recovery run on the treadmill. I probably should have gone outside because it’s supposed to be even colder tomorrow and Friday, but I just couldn’t get motivated to brave the cold.
Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback yesterday. Sometimes I need to be reminded of how good I do have it. Also, unlike when I made the choice to become a stay at home mom (and last year when I made the choice to remain a stay at home mom despite the chance at my dream job), this time I feel like it really was a choice. In the other two cases, there were a lot of things going on that made staying home the best option for our family. This time, while it is still a great choice for our family, it was also a choice I made for me. Somehow, that makes me feel better about it. (Remind me of this when I’m considering offering the kids on e.bay, ok?)