Today's run was 3 minutes running/2 min. walking with the last 1/2 mile at 3 min. run/1 min. walk. Mile time 14:20. My 2nd best time. Next week we will change to 3 min. run/1 min. walk for the entire 2.2 miles. After that week we will start upping distance.
My ankles are tired but not sore. My shins and outer calves do not hurt. I can really tell the difference with these new shoes. (I think Mr. Wonderful is envious and wants a pair. In case you were wondering: my shoes are Saucony Progrid Hurricane 10. I think with all the silver on them they look like Buck Rogers shoes. Does that date me? does anyone else remember Buck Rogers?) My breathing is much better. If my legs would cooperate I think I could go further than 3 minutes as my lungs don't burn any more. But my legs get tired. My upper thighs are sore in front. Don't get me wrong, today was hard. But it is nice to see improvement. Its nice to know that I can do something hard and like it.
At weigh in today I was up 4 oz and really disappointed. My mentor thinks its water weight from the heat - she said that I wouldn't notice a weight loss from this new training until 5 weeks. I have committed to journaling every bite and measuring every portion and she will look at my journal next week. Mr. Wonderful and K think it is muscle. I came home frustrated with all those nasty voices in my head going at it with negative thinking. Mr. Wonderful, in all his wisdom, told me to go on my run, that it would clear my head and break the bad attitude. He was right. I feel great. I look forward to running with K. Beyond the girl talk, it has been great to get to know her.
On the mental side, today was the first time I wore running shorts and the tank from my running store goodie bag. Yesterday on my run my yoga pants fell off (proof that I am losing inches at least) so I had to find something that fit for today. I felt like an athlete.
This is so cool! (Yes, I am gushing. Let me have my moment....)