So, last night in attempt to break me out of the sad funk I was in since Jim left to go back to England, I put on my new Nike Capris that my man bought me for my birthday, my new shirt, laced up my shoes, and headed out the door.
|I don't I look like a super workout mama!|
My run was slow. I felt slow and looked slow, but I didn't care. I was running. My back wasn't hurting at all. I did full two laps around and a half lap...WITHOUT STOPPING. I wanted to add an extra lap, but I didn't want to push myself. Rule #1 when returning off an injury (and boy do I know this routine well), DON'T PUST YOURSELF...EASE BACK IN TO IT. I did 1.6 miles, with an average of 12:06 per mile (Ouch). I burned almost 200 calories.
When I got back, I changed in to my swimsuit for 20 minutes of swimming fun. This is by far the best thing I have added at the end of my runs. I can't wait to continue this tradition.
The shirt was really cool; however, it left alot of blue fuzz all over my sweaty body. Maybe it's the humidity and the fact that I hadn't washed it first before wearing. At least, I hope that is the problem, because it's a really great shirt.
On a side note, I had an amazing birthday week. Jim came in to town, which is enough said on how happy and bouncy I was. But my birthday alone included a foot massage, a horrible Hangover III movie, Mi Luna tapas bar with friends and family, presents, birthday twins, crossbow, turtle racing, my cowboy boots and a dress, road trip to Memphis (bucketlist town for me), Beale's Street, Western Conference Final Game, NOLA, new beer, presents, my Uncle, great music, a private cementary tour, the best gumbo ever, fried aligator tails, and crawfish. Did I mention presents? I can't thank Jim enough for the loot that he gave me on this special day. Thanks to my mom for paying for the hotel room in Memphis. Thanks to everyone that came out and wished me happy birthday. Thanks to everyone for the wonderful presents. I love you all! It was a great birthday week. And I'm sad to see it end.
So, I leave you with this tune. This is exactly how I feel right now.