Went to a fantastic 60 minute class mid-day. I was a bit sore from this week's running and in need of relaxation and stretching, and the class did not disappoint. Lots of static positions, a whole bunch of stretching, and even some visualization thrown in there for good measure. I so enjoy it when the instructor doesn't just approach yoga as an athletic endeavor, but one for the mind, body, and soul.
So what do I do when I feel all rejuvenated and inspired? I rush home after work, feed the kiddos a quick dinner, pile them into the car, and go to Bally's where I proceeded to spend 20 minutes on the StairMaster (not the stepper but the actual stair-climbing torture device) and then 40 minutes on the elliptical machine. It just feels so good to be active again. I know I still have a long way to go, but this is so much better than the whole couch-potato image I was sporting.
yuck. That visual was just icky, wasn't it?
The weight loss effort is going well. I'm down about 15lbs. R E A L L Y S L O W P R O G R E SS but I am happy that the scale is moving in the right direction. It could be a lot worse if I wasn't losing, or
Occasionally I feel a panic attack coming on when I think about 26.2 miles. At this point, 5 miles seems like a killer. 10 is a "holy shit, how will I do that?!" moment. 26.2????
I am SO going to do this. Not only am I determined, but I'm also excited. I really can't wait! The weight loss will be a perk, not to mention that it will make it easier to finish the run, but beyond that, just running this marathon will be such an accomplishment.