It was been a long time since I have posted a blog. Over the last few months my journey has taken down a path the a few years ago I would not have even imagined. A few years ago, I could not run for any length of time, heck a year ago I could only run for a few seconds before I got too tired. My friend Angelisa can definitely attest to that. Thanksgiving day I did my first 5k, I walked most of it but I finished it. My time for that first 5k was just shy of any hour. This past July I did 5k and my time was under 40 minutes. However this summer I have also done a 10k in May and a 15k in July and in 1 week I am doing my very first half marathon. My goal next week is to finish the half with 15 minute mile average. I wold have never thought a year ago that I would be excited to run or that I would want to just go for a run on a saturday or sunday morning.
WellI have been doing crossfit for over 5 months now. I have become that person that goes almost everyday during the week and 2x some of those days. In fact, if I could I would go 2x a day everyday and I would go monday through friday but…. I am learning that you also need to let your body rest. I can tell I am getting stronger and more endurance. Who would have ever thought that I would ever be the first one in after an easy 400m run?
Also my diet has changed. I stopped doing weight watchers because it was not working for me. Im going to clarify that Weight Watchers is a great program but it stopped working for me because my workout routine changed and became much more intense. I do a mostly clean eating thing, not completely clean just mostly. I still eat crap occasionally but I eat a pretty consistent diet of the same things. I am learning to listen to my body and to my cravings to determine if something needs to change.
So hopefully I will get back to a more stable posting routine and post my on my thoughts about being healthy and fitness.