Mind over matter
Yesterday was proof that if you make up your mind to do something, you will do it! I wasn’t feeling too well, felt low on energy and had a bad attitude when I left work yesterday. But I had time and wanted to go to the gym because I had skipped Thursday due to my new class schedule and not feeling like doing much when I got home.
I got on the treadmill and walked for 4 minutes until I reached 0.25 mile; then I put my book over top the numbers (time/distance) so I couldn’t see them and I started running at 5.0 mph. I left my iPod at home (another source of frustration) so I just listened to the tunes at the gym and every time a song changed, I increased my speed by 0.2; before I knew it, I was up to 6.0 and I stayed there for more than 5 minutes, something I didn’t think I could do anymore.
I ran 3 miles! Without stopping to walk, without struggling to catch my breath. I easily and comfortably eased myself into running 3 miles and I was so impressed with my speed. I think the key is getting the distance and time out of my mind and just focusing on the joy of running. I cooled down for a couple of minutes and then went and did some serious stretching.
My attitude instantly improved and I felt so good when I walked out of there. Even with it being 12 degrees yesterday (the high!), I was seeing things so much more positively and clearly when I left the gym. Hooray!
Be back with the eats, just wanted to share that.