“Just keep running. Just keep running. You can do it. Just keep running,” are the thoughts that go through my brain as I’m trying to push through my run. I may have a bit of a Nemo/Disney obsession (child at heart, here).
I can feel my muscles getting stronger each time I run and, oddly enough, even my arm and upper back muscles feel stronger.
My run time is beginning to improve, and my breathing is starting to become steady and smooth. No more jagged breaths and painful lungs.I’m able to run 2.30 miles in 25 minutes. Yay! The only thing that bothers me is the heat. It’s hot in Baltimore, and running in the heat and humidity is extremely difficult. Even with continuous water consumption, I still struggle. If someone finds me laying flat in the middle of the street, can you please call the emergency number located in my bag Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. I wish I could get up at the crack of dawn to run before work, but my body physically won’t allow that to happen. I am so not a morning person.
I have also noticed that I have so much more energy now that I’m exercising again. Who knew exercise could do such a thing. I love it!
Next week, my goal is to run 3 miles in 30 minutes. Fingers crossed!
See that hill in the picture below. It’s mocking me. It’s sticking it’s tongue out and saying, “Nah nah boo boo, you can’t handle this!” Well, next week, this hill is going down. You hear that hill? You’re going down! Don’t mess with this!