So, I didn't run yesterday.
We had a high wind warning for the area (along with rain all day), and the last time we had a warning of equal intensity (i.e. last weekend), there were power lines down and debris. So I thought it best to stay safe and run today instead.
Of course, I'm still having trouble sleeping and I did NOT want to get up this morning. I was so tired, and I knew I was driving up to my parents' today, so I also knew I needed sleep so as not to doze off at the wheel.
I slept in later than I wanted to, and debated not running. But I figured that running would be a good way to wake up and get my body moving, so I forced myself to do it.
And it was a tough one. It was chilly today, but not terrible, but my chest was burning, my legs were so tired, and I wanted to quit so many times. But since I've done this before, I knew that I was capable of it, and I just needed to push through the exhaustion
I was so glad I did. My body is SORE tonight, but I did the run, it did help to energize me, and I felt like I stuck to my commitment, which was a good feeling.
I need to keep remembering that when I most feel like I don't want to run is when I see the most benefit. Sure, it was terrible while I was running and I felt like keeling over, but after I got home, ate some oatmeal and took a shower, I felt like a new woman. Good stuff.
Let's see how things go when I ramp it up next week.
And if you're wondering, I am down by 2.8 pounds as of today - definitely less than I'd hoped for this week, but I've found it takes a good six weeks to see major changes when I commit to eating healthy and working out, so I've got another four weeks left. Still working hard at the eating well - I cooked every night this week, even when I didn't feel like it!