today i went running for the third time this week and it felt amazing! i only ran a little over a mile but i actually ran the entire way. i’ve never been a runner, even when i was playing soccer in high school and college. i just never had the endurance. and the first two times i went this week were pretty rough. when i made it halfway today without being close to tired, i was so pumped. and then i ran the whole way back with no problems. i only started getting tired towards the end. i don’t know if it was the weather today or the way i was focusing on my breathing or if i was pacing myself better or what, but i felt awesome. i hope i can keep this pattern up. the endorphin high afterwards is insane. i have more energy now than i did before i went running tonight.
i have like a month and a half until 30 by 30 is over and let’s just say, i’m not doing so hot. i went to the doctor for a physical today because i FINALLY have health insurance again and i haven’t been to the actual doctor since college (aside from the whole appendectomy thing). basically, i’m overweight. i’m not grossly overweight, but i could stand to lose some pounds. no shock there. however, my doctor says he cares less about weight and BMI and all that crap and more about blood pressure and overall health. overall, i’m fine. my blood pressure is awesome. i’m just out of shape. i got blood drawn for a cholesterol and blood sugar test and those results should come back by the end of the week. if i keep up the running and eat a little healthier, dropping weight shouldn’t be a problem. i just needed a day like today to feel good about myself.
i’ve had a rough couple of weeks. work has sucked and i’ve been coming home pissed off more often than not. then there were some personal issues going on so last wednesday, i went for a run. i needed a stress reliever and it really helped. and then, i found out some horrible news about a very close friend of mine and that was basically another kick in the ass for me. time to get moving.
i have lots of good things coming up too. J and i are going out of town this weekend. we’re leaving friday night and coming home sunday night. not a huge trip but it will be nice to get away and unwind a bit. the first weekend in october, my college roommates and i are having a reunion in our college town, which should be a blast. then J’s birthday will be right around the corner so we’ll be doing something fun for that. then halloween and my 30th birthday in VEGAS!!! J and i have been researching and planning a lot of things the last few days so we aren’t running around aimlessly like we did last time.
so… lots of things to look forward too. here’s hoping i can stay positive. fingers crossed!