This morning I got up and finished the cupcakes I decided to bake at midnight. We’re having a cookout for my dad’s birthday today, and he loves jello cake. So being the awesome daughter I am, I baked him jello cupcakes. (They’re fairly healthy too, but we won’t tell his fast food loving self that. Hehe) I’ll be posting the recipe to them soon also!
Speaking of jello…that’s how my arms felt after I finished Workout C from Bootcamp this morning. I have now graduated to 8lb weights, which feel awesome! I love how much stronger Bootcamp is making me. My quads are freaking killer and I’m constantly flexing to check out my biceps. Ya, I’m a little obsessed, but you gotta remember muscle is something completely new to me!
Anyways, after Workout C I decided I was going to do some interval running. I have a HIIT app on my phone and set it up to do 2min running with 1:30min rest for 25mins. I put in my headphones and hit the pavement. I did a quick 3 minute warm-up, then the running began. About halfway through the first running interval, I thought “What if I just continued to run, forgetting the rest intervals?”
So that’s exactly what I did, I continued to run. I ran through the nagging shoulder pain, the annoying side stitch, and the tiny voice in my head telling me that I should stop. I ignored those pains and replaced that voice with “You got this,” “You can do it,” and “Just a bit further.” I kept telling myself to just make it to the stop sign, then the park, then the next block, and before I knew it I had run for 20mins straight! It wasn’t no epic speed, but I did it and that’s ALL that matters!
I cannot remember the last time I ran that long, I know it has been probably a year. I used to run often, but had issues with my IT band. This time around I’m being smart, lots of stretching and wearing a band under my knee to help.
I also am getting rid of the voices this time around that say “I can’t” and have changed them into, “I’ve got this.” Because we all know that the only thing stopping yourself….is yourself!
What if you did something today your mind said you couldn’t? What would you accomplish?
Now get out there and do it!