Set my alarm for 4:30am b/c the training schedule called for 5 miles today. I'm exhausted mentally from the overwhelming load of new information and critical nature at my new job (8 days in) which I know is making me more physically tired. I also have a looming Aug deadline for grad school work that I've fallen way behind in. I'm saying all this to paint the picture as to why I didn't want to get up at 4:30a.m. I am TIRED. So I hit snooze a couple of times and lived in that half awake, have asleep state until I finally got my butt up around 5:20am. I got dressed, went outside, and its so humid all my windows in my house are fogged up. Seriously. I realized I was never going to make it to the beach, spend the 60 mins I needed to run the 5 miles today and get back by 6:15am when my husband leaves for work. UGH - the dilemma!
I ended up going back in the house and running on my treadmill. I was feeling so un energetic that I only set my ipod for 30 mins b/c I really didn't think I could make it past that. The first 20 mins just are hard, body feels heavy, my boobs are sore (pms?), blech. After 20 mins, I'm feeling better, knees feel better, I feel smoothed out. Running isn't hurting and my heart/lungs feel good. So I keep going and get to my 5 miles in 60 mins. NICE! I was on my treadmill, in the AC, and I still SWEAT like crazy. It actually made me feel accomplished. I've noticed the more I run, the earlier in the run I'm sweating. And I'm sweating more. Wonder why that is?
Anyway - here I am - with my proud sweat. No make up, making a silly face (I'm just not that good at making serious faces), and my vitamin zero water, lemonade flavor. Sweetened with stevia so there is no sugar/splenda either. I'm hooked on this stuff.