Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Persistence and Determination

Yesterday was a pretty awesome day for a Monday. Mostly because I had a great run, with a great guy. (my husband, of course!)

Sorry for the blurred picture; I was still a little shaky from my run. Just in case you can't read the time, or in case you can't believe it, I will confirm that I ran a sub-13 minute mile yesterday! I am so happy to be back in the 12-minute range. I've worked hard for about 6 weeks, going from a 17 minute mile back down to 12-something minute mile. Running is hard, but it's worth the reward! Running seems so impossible sometimes, so when I accomplish my running goals, I feel like I'm on top of the world! Running is the perfect example of how persistence and determination can get you anywhere you want to be.

We really lucked out with our run yesterday. We finished right before the rain came pouring down in buckets. Buckets, I say! We heard the thunder as soon as we got out of the car, and we knew it wasn't going to be long before the storm hit us. Maybe that's why I ran so fast?

Once we were finished running, we went to the grocery store to pick up beans for our dinner. We had the Skillet White Beans dish that I planned on having for dinner last night. I forgot how delicious that meal is; we really enjoyed dinner last night! Even better, I have enough leftovers to eat for lunch each day this week!

While we were at the grocery store, we may or may not have picked up buy one get one free container of ice cream and ice cream cones. OK. So, we did buy the ice cream and ice cream cones. The important thing here is that we only paid for one of those containers of ice cream. The other one was FREE. AND even though we had ice cream in the house, I still stayed within my calorie range yesterday. Right on!

Being on a high from running helped me stay motivated enough to stop at just one ice cream cone. Another reason why running is so great.

Love-hate relationship with running status as of today: LOVE.

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