Friday, September 4, 2009
Caffeinated Randomness: Training Day 13
I love the way I feel after running, even if I’m collapsed on the floor, unable to move and hoping not to pass out (which happened Wednesday). I love feeling like I can eat more “treats” (mochas, ice cream, etc.) now than before and not really gain weight. I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I reach my goals – this week I ran a mile in 11:23 and three miles in 35:33.
However, I HATE the way my calves are starting to look.
They are HUGE. My thighs, which didn’t start hurting until this week, are getting more toned, too. Granted, I am glad that the massiveness is from muscle and not fat, but…DANG. How big can they get?
And, almost ironically, when Rindy and I ran Tuesday night, I whined about how sad I was that my arms weren’t defined. Hers were because at her job, she lifts heavy boxes. So she has muscles in her arms. Me, not so much.
That was Tuesday…
Turns out when I run, I clench my fists together and move my arms back and forth. Turns out that on Thursday, I discovered that I have arm muscles. No, they’re not as cool as Rindy’s, but they’re there. And I was excited (even though Superman pretended to peer through his glasses to see my new guns).
I signed up for my first 5K. It’s a Run for the Cure or something like that. My big goal is that I’ll finish it in 30 minutes. My secondary goal is to finish it in 35:00. I could do that now, I believe, but I’m hoping to shed time in the next two weeks.
P.S. Yesterday was the bestest (yes, I pulled out the “bestest”) anniversary ever. Superman cooked my favorite food – chicken Verona – and had it waiting for me with candles lit on the dining room table. AND to make it even better, we ate in sweatpants and then moved to the living room for some Bridezillas and Mad Men. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I had a fantastic anniversary. =) And, to make it even better, we’re going back to that super awesome cooking school in three weeks! AND staying at the super duper hotel, too.
Four years, and it just keeps getting better!
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