My favorite part of the run was when we came to a long downhill part - I blasted down it! It felt great to run all out, and fast! Heck, I even ignored the "walk" beep of the timer until I got to the bottom of the hill. Sometimes, running like a kid is irresistible!
And speaking of having fun while running, at one point while Erica and I were running last Thursday, I said to her "this feels really good" - and I almost checked my Garmin to see our pace, but quickly realized that IT DIDN'T MATTER. Feeling good while running was enough. Which also made me realize how much time I've spent looking at my pace over the last year...to some degree it's important to know, especially when you're training for a big race, but on the other hand, just running is pretty nice.
By the way, I got confirmation on Tuesday morning that it IS, indeed, January - it was freezing cold and raining, even sleeting in areas. Yep. That's more like it. Jenny and I postponed our run for a few hours since the rain was supposed to let up. But then she had a photoshoot that ran long, and it was, quite frankly, still pretty dang cold, so we bagged the run. I resorted to Plan B(ike) - no, not the same as running, but I was proud of myself for getting a workout in. All part of Getting Lean in 2013!
Having the exercise bike available has been great; I'm finally cross-training! And I'm still keeping up with doing the Planks-A-Lot challenge - as of today, it will be a 50-second plank. Yesterday I forgot to lock Paco in his crate before I started my plank, and spent the entire time with his nose in my face...wut you doin' Mom? You need licks? I give licks.
Plank-eye view of assistant dog...yes I know the picture is crooked; multi-tasking while planking is not my forte.
Now that we're a couple of weeks into the new year, how are you all doing with your exercise resolutions? For me, I'm doing well - I think that because I didn't overwhelm myself by adding a ton of extra things into my routine, and the fact that I can do them at home, has helped me to stick with them. No excuse to not ride the bike - let's face it, if I can't find 20 minutes in my day to go ride the bike, then my laziness has reached new heights!