So I've been kicking butt getting exercise and pushing myself further. Very happy about this. For the first time in a while, I can feel sore muscles. This was mostly due to Monday. I meant to get to the gym, but there were other obligations I needed to get to for the family. So that evening, still dressed to workout yet never having done it - I went into the basement. I didn't want to, so I picked a short workout but one that gives great results. Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I don't plan on devoting the next 30 days to this, but it was a nice change and I'll probably work it into the routine.
Today I went to the gym early and got my run in. It's the first time since last week, since I hurt my knee. I meant to have my knee brace, but I was in such a rush it didn't make it! Anyway, I headed to some hidden machines that will allow you to choose up to 60 minutes of exercise. I like this idea, because when most machines are limited to 30 minutes, it's just too tempting to stop at 30. or 28 + cool down...
So I ran for 45 minutes and completed my first 5K in about 41 minutes!!! WHOO HOOO!!! That was my goal, to do a 5K. I know I can do it on the treadmill - I know I can keep active for that length of time... I need to work up my stamina a bit more before I try it on the road... but I'm pretty pleased with myself!
I'm not sure what a "good" time is for a 5K, and it's really personal, I think - but I would like to complete it under 40 minutes. 18 days until the big race!
In the mean time, I'm still attempting to recover from the carb overload on Sunday. It's coming off slowly, but yesterday got away from me, unintentionally. I had no plan or resources for lunch... so it was grazing... dinner slipped away as well and we had pizza - full of carbs. So today I'm trying to be especially good - I want to see the scale go below 200 this week. IT WILL!!!