I took a pic yesterday after my run since I haven't really been seeing a lot of progress lately but was blown away when I put the pic side by side with one that I came across recently of me and Devyn right before her prom.
Now disclaimer time... I asked Chris if I really looked like that. He said yes. Now I'm not sure why but I don't see myself looking THAT small. Of course, that also isn't a good angle of my behind since it's still huge too. But even still, progress! Why is it that we can't see changes in the mirror each day but yet when you compare them to an older pic, then you can see the obvious? I certainly still do not feel smaller. I still see all my imperfections and they are glaringly in my face practically all the time.
If you read my last post, you'll remember that I was having a staycation last week. And I also wanted to try something that I haven't done in quite a long time. I wanted to go swimming. After heading to the gym Thursday during the day and chickening out due to all the kids that were there for summer camp, I put on a brave face and went to try again Friday morning.
|Photo courtesty of CB Pennington YMCA|
I was so nervous but I knew that I would hate myself if I chickened out yet again. I went into the locker room and changed.
I had a LOT of fun. I'm so glad I went. I'm not going to lie though, it was hard and I was pretty sore the next day. Still. Worth it! I will definitely be doing it again when I can get the time and I do need a new swimsuit I've discovered. I did laps for about an hour and I was very, very slow. Basically, just think of the opposite of Michael Phelps and that was me.
I had a couple of experiences this past week while running. Both good! Thursday, instead of following C25K, I just felt like I wanted to run.
I ran a mile straight twice this week. I haven't done that in several months and get this... I PR'ed on BOTH runs!
The first one apparently matched my personal best from before when I was running regularly but the second one, I went sub 14! So I think I'm going to start taking on distance a bit more too. I want to get back to running 5K's regularly and just see how that feels and go from there!
And afterwards, I was so thrilled, I decided to treat the family and myself to some blueberry pancakes.
And since I've been posting cat pictures lately, thought I'd share one of Oz from Saturday before we played Dungeons and Dragons with some friends. Here he is guarding the dice (his favorite thing ever...)