I was a tad under the weather on Sunday afternoon and Monday with some achiness, weakness and chills but I never had a fever. YEA. I seem to be on the mend today so hopefully I will continue this trend and be back to 100% by Thursday. My kids, Mom and Dad and husband all got a stomach bug and I am thinking my body might have been fighting it. Let's hope that is what it was at least and I beat it down and I am moving on.
The dang brief illness did put a hinge in my consistent exercise but such is life and I am fine with it. I had a GREAT workout on Saturday and Sunday and then I took Monday off. I was back up this morning taking it easy on the treadmill for 30 minutes though. I felt good enough to do that and my mind was glad I did it too.
Oh, speaking of exercising on Sunday. It was such nice weather that towards the end of my workout inside I said to myself "what I am doing in here?" I decided to hit the neighborhood for a mile run. IT WAS GREAT!! The weather was PERFECT and I felt so good getting out there for a good run. No dogs harrased me either which was bonus.
One of the biggest things I noticed was my weight. Last year (it was 1 year ago by the way almost to the date) when I ran the full marathon I weighed in at 158. Today I weigh in at 135ish and the difference in those 23 pounds and running is AMAZING!!!! WOW!! I was so shocked. It has been almost a year ( I know this is hard to believe) that I have gotten out and ran any sort of distance outside. I do run on the TM some at home but it is more walking at inclines and running here and there and upping and lowering the speed. It is a different feeling running outside and I can tell the difference in it now and I LOVE IT! It was just easier. This is not to say that you can't run/walk a marathon at any weight. You see ALL shapes and sizes on the course, trust me. I can assure you though that if you have the opportunity to drop a few pounds of fat before you start training it will greatly benefit you.