This week I have run/walked for 35 minutes every day except Friday. I am up to Week 3 C25K which is
- 5 min warmup
- 90 sec run
- 90 sec walk
- 3 min run
- 3 min walk and
For my efforts I have gained another kilo. Strangely though it doesn't bother me.
I am still concentrating on being in the present and running makes me feel fantastic both while I am doing it and for the rest of the day. It's a new definition of instant gratification. I am not going to wish my life away anymore - just doing things as a means to an end is pointless. Now is all I have, so I am going to enjoy it by eating good wholesome food and running.
I am an athlete - not a fat or skinny person, not a number on the scales, but an athlete.
I went out and bought toys to celebrate. I am now the proud owner of a N1k3+1p0d thingo, a new pair of N1k3 joggers and some sk1ns (good for preventing the thighs rubbing together).
Today I ran 5.31K with an average pace of 7'16" per kilometre which I am almost certain in only marginally faster than an actual real life snail.
The great thing about all of this is that all it requires is that I DO something each day to met my goal. All I need to do is get outside and run. Easy. It's harder NOT TO DO something (eat) than it is to DO something. And even if I don't eat shit, I still can't guarantee I will have success on the scales.
Walk outside, listen to some music, move my body and my goal for the day is achieved.
As I said, instant gratification - gotta love it!!!