January 18, 2018
Last Sunday I ran my first run after a long break. I don’t want to hurt myself by going a long distance or going too fast. I started out at an easy pace. Only went 1.5 miles. Let me just say. Oh. My. Goodness. That felt like one of the longest runs of my entire life. After not running for awhile I am out of shape. I would say more of a rectangle than a circle, but still out of shape.
When I was finished I felt like my stomach was going to jiggle into a six-pack, and my thighs burned like I had set them on fire. Good thing I hadn’t eaten before that, otherwise I would have probably thrown up. Instead, I took a nice shower and did some major cleaning of my house. The endorphins kicked in though so I got some major cleaning accomplished. Loading and unloading four large baskets of laundry into the car twice, visiting the laundromat with two very rambunctious kids, making three beds, vacuuming the entire house with my new vacuum (more on that in a later post), and then folding and putting away all the laundry. All in a day. I was super exhausted.
After analyzing my run I was surprised that I only burned 92 calories?! Are you kidding me? I was shocked that my 15 minutes didn’t at least get me a whole extra bagel. I love food if you didn’t know that. But I was strong and didn’t eat an extra bagel. Actually, I didn’t even eat a bagel that day. Still went to sleep early that night at 7:00 PM.
What’s the hardest part of starting back into an exercise routine? Let me know in the comments.
See you on the other side.