Thursday, March 6, 2008

Exercise High

This morning we did a mini-triathlon in training class, 10 minutes in the pool, 15 minutes on the bike, and a 10 minute run around the indoor track at 5:15 in the morning.
10 min swim=400 yds (2:30min/100 yds)

15 min bike=unfortunately no odometer or speedometer on the bike but I mixed in some serious spinning with a few hills, I felt the pain :)
10 min run=.95 miles (10.32 min/mi)

I felt really good afterwards, like we were just getting started. What a change! I can remember the last time I tried to run the indoor track at the gym about a year ago, I couldn't make it more than a lap and a half before I had to walk. The 2:30 min/100 yds was my goal for the Tri to Win in June, maybe I need to move my goal time down just a bit.

While the scale isn't moving much I can see changes in my body. My weight is only down six pounds since I started training on 1/21. When I went to the doctor yesterday my borderline high blood pressure was back down in the normal range. Es called to tell me Kohl's was having a sale and most things were buy one, get one free. Who can resist BOGO? I was thrilled to find that all the clothes in the misses section fit--no plus sizes for me! This morning my pants are sitting around my hips because they are too big in the waist. Yesterday the receptionist in our building even made a comment that I was looking thinner. I was shocked, yeah, I see all these little things but was surprised anyone else could really see the difference.

More important than the physical stuff though, I FEEL different. While work may not be great and the kids may send me to the loony bin, I feel good about what I can do with my body. I've been thinner but I don't think I've ever been in such good shape physically and we are just getting that party started.


Tree said...

MM, I am nearly in tears for you. I am so proud of you and so happy that you have found the endorphins! They truly are a miracle, imo. I could expound on exercise and what it has brought to me, but I think you already know that story and you have your own to tell!


Builder Mama said...

Well, you know this already but I am so proud of you! Keep up the great work!

Esmerelda said...


Welcome to the party...