Saturday, September 10, 2011

Challenging Myself...

This week i definitely pumped myself up and i was able to do very well with my running and eating.  Sure i had a few mishaps at a friend's birthday party and a work training, however overall, it was a good week.  A back on the back.

Working out was also excellent i must say.  I ran at 5.5miles for 25 minutes at 10.45pace.  Everytime i believe i can't.   I can and i did.  Everytime i didn't want to get up, i did and i ran.  Everytime i didn't want to run, i ran and enjoyed it.  It burned and i loved my body because it did what i thought was impossible.

I am learning that my body won't give up on me during my run unless i give up on myself first.

In stretching my back today i was able to do this (which i haven't been able to do in AGES!):

And then this:

And now i am practicing this pose (although my arms won't be that straight as of yet):

I have a renewed interest in my health which i am excited about.
 If i treat my body good, it will treat me good in turn!


Unknown Mami said...

Your enthusiasm is palpable.

Jennifer said...

you are doing awesome!! Wow! That last yoga pose looks incredibly challenging. I'll have to try it, but I'm sure I can't do it!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Good job on the running and the yoga!! Wow, that last pose looks hard though! My arms are so weak -- that is definitely something I need to work on!

Keep up the good work!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Nice job on the yoga pose, I tried it just now and failed, not that I was surprised but I know I could do it when I was younger! Love the inspirational pictures!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

I loved reading your post and your enthusiasm is fantastic. I wish i had your determination as I could do with losing a stone or two. Wishing you every success in this quest. Thanks for sharing

hugs julie

Courtney said...

great job on your run and yoga, I adore it, looks great and you are rocking it!!