>Champion!

>Sunday was dance flurry in Saratoga, meaning tons of assholes were in town, and they were real hungry. Work would have kicked my ass had it not been declared positive day. Still, I moved almost non-stop for about 8 hours and I was exhausted. I came home and took a little nap, which stretched into a two-hour nap. It was wonderful, but when I woke up, I felt like I had slept too long (and was possibly too beat from work) to go on a run. Then I decided that I would just do it; I’m not out there very long after all, and if I was too tired, I would just slow down.

Well, I went out there and KICKED ASS. I can’t believe I almost didn’t go. The run felt easy. Easy! The whole time I was thinking “What the hell is going on?!” I blew past the driveway I used to stop at, and then when we neared the end of the block that I just ran to for the first time yesterday, and Dan said “You’re almost there!”, I said, “I’m going to keep going!” He was like, “What?!”
I ran an extra block! If I had remembered to do my inhaler, I would have kept going, but I had to stop for a bit to catch my breath. I didn’t stop for long though, and I ran all the way to the end of the next block, which I’ve never been able to do. This continued through the entire run, I ran almost all of the 1.25 miles without stopping. When I got to the last block, I stopped to walk just a little bit, because I didn’t think that I could make it all the way to the end, but I realized as I was running the last bit that I totally could have done it.
I think I’m going to be running that whole route without stopping within two weeks. And the most exciting thing was that I loved the entire run last night. Every minute. Today was a recovery day, so I couldn’t go out, but it’s hard to stay inside when I’m getting so much better every time. I ran 5 days last week, which I think is really too much for someone just starting out, but I’m not sure. I’m going to take Mondays and Fridays off for sure, and probably Wednesdays because I won’t have time between work and class. I wish I could just go out every day, though! I can’t wait to get out there tomorrow and see how far I can go.
Thank god I’m making so many improvements, it’s the main thing that keeps me heading back out. If it was only hard and wasn’t getting any easier, I would have given up by now.
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One Response to >Champion!

  1. Becky says:

    >Yay for you Lindsay! Sounds like you're doing great! I wish I could get more motivated in the winter.

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