Tonight I feel like I could conquer the world !
I got home from work and A was busy working on a project in the garage. I said to him that I was going to go for a run. His reply "In the rain ?" and I said yes. I think he was a little surprised - probably not as surprised as me !!!!
I got changed, got my phone and got out there.
I got into a rhythm quite quickly. I got into the zone with my breathing. It was fan-friggin-tastic !
I felt like I could have run forever.
I landed up running 7.28km - at a pace a little slower than I would have liked but given it was raining, I took it carefully so that I didn't fall and injure myself.
Yes I got wet but I didn't melt. Yes I got a bit cold but I got home, cooled down and had a warm shower. Now I am sitting in my jarmies, under the blanket and I am happy. We have had dinner and I have exercised - which means my one day of rest gets to be pulled out and used another day - maybe tomorrow or maybe Sunday BUT definitely one of the days because I have learned that rest days are just as, if not more important, than exercise days.
I know that I can run.
I know that with the right equipment my running is so much better.
I know that I am really happy that I found the app that gets me moving because I LOVE seeing the numbers at the end of my runs. I love hearing my splits and my pace and my speed.
I know that I have the most amazing support team in the form of my family and my on-line friends who are always encouraging and motivating me to keep moving.
I know that I am fitter and healthier than I have been for many many years - and I love it. I love that my body is responding to my healthier eating and my exercise.
I love that I have learned that a rest day is not a lazy day - it is a day that my body needs to recover from the exercise that I have put it through.
Thanks Dorothy for hosting the link for Things I Know !
Have the best weekend ever and if you are on the Gold Coast - don't forget your brolly and your wellies !!!!
TFTD : Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Dr Spock