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!



6 comments:

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!!