Instead I discovered that running outdoors wasn't the great chore I imagined, it is in fact something that I have grown to love. I've not run around the lake in one go at all, but I am doing 10km stretches of intervals (for a total of 7.5kms actual running time) and I am ready to step it up a level.
And here is one of the reasons I love using Runkeeper to track my activities:
My pace and endurance have improved enormously, and so has my sense of self.
I spent a lot of my life exercising to punish my body for what I had consumed.
Today I exercise to reward it with strength and that amazing high I feel when I've smashed out a personal best.
Some days are a real struggle and I wonder if it is worth it. Then I look at how far I have come and I know I deserve to feel this good about myself. I have earned it.
What changes do you see and feel as result of #OperationMOVE? Will you be joining us for the Silly Season? If so make sure to pop in tomorrow as I'm launching the Summer program with some exciting new changes in place!
|This is where we stood at the end of last week. The final tally for November will be released tomorrow along|
with our RedBalloon winner for the month!
It's the final check in for the Spring series, so tell me your numbers!