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1. Be a fit, healthy mama. 2. Lose the deflated balloon like area around my middle (AKA Baby weight). 3. Get back into the sprint triathlons that I love.
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- 3 miles
- 00:30 time
- 12:00 pace
- 483 calories
The mom and I are at the Lake Austin Spa this weekend for some pampering and R&R. It was about a 5 hour drive for me this morning. The whole way I was picturing myself running along side my car... probably because I saw a man running along the loop when I left town. So after the arrival, the gourmet lunch, gourmet cooking demonstration, the lounging by the pool, lounging by the lake, the gourmet dinner, the overpriced glass of wine and some lite internet updating... I hit the fitness center for a little stint on the treadmill.
About this time last year, we came to this same spa. I was about 30 lbs. heavier than I am now, only a few months into tae kwon do and still did not know about my food allergies. I was never a runner, thanks to a seventh grade track induced stress fracture and a sixth grade mountain bike/trampoline incident. My main cardio was the elliptical and practicing TKD kicks and punches because those things don't stress the knees. But when I got to the fitness center at this spa, I thought, just to see, I would start out on the treadmill for 5 minutes, then switch to the elliptical. After 5 minutes, I still felt okay, so I went another 5 minutes. and another. I think I ran (very slowly) for 20 minutes. That was the first time that I set "training" goals for myself (not goals set by a coach or a trainer or my TKD Master). It was also the first time that I even tried to run since grade school. And I remember it was really challenging and I wanted to quit several times... now, I crave that challenge and like to push myself when I can. It is such a difference!
Anyway, It was a really awesome epiphany to have while I was running, watching my reflection in the glass window. Another awesome epiphany was that I couldn't see ANY neck fat in that reflection. Just clavicles.
Proud of myself I am.
mile 1: with walking warm up and gradual increase to 5.6, abt 11.30
mile 2: 10.40... I like this... followed by walking cool down.