However, mother nature has not particularly been on my side when it comes to getting outside and running, so the treadmill has been my companion these days. It doesn't matter though, not really, as long as I can run, I am happy, even if it is just in my house.
One Saturday two weeks ago, the weather was GORGEOUS! So I slipped on my Altras, strapped on my Garmin, and headed out on a much anticipated run:
|"Running in disguise. Just in case my ill- fitting workout cloths decide to do something embarrassing, my neighbors won't know it was me" -Facebook Update|
But I still got two and half miles in.
So I won. Not the clothes.
I love my treadmill and I really enjoy it. .. but there is just nothing like running outside. Feet pounding the pavement. The fresh air. The me time. The nice breeze. Music playing in my ears encouraging me on. And the spiritual freedom I feel as I push my body past my mental limits and break down those "it's impossible" walls I build. For me, running is only 10% physical - the rest is all spirit and will. -Facebook updateI have some running goals this spring/summer. I want to run:
- 5 5K's
- 3 10K's
- 1 1/2 Marathon
... All by August. Everything else is just bonus.
Sure, I have a lot of baby weight to lose. But that's not my focus. My focus is health and fitness and my running and cross training is going to get me there... the weight loss will come with it in time. I just want to be happy, and running makes me happy.
Because of my running journey and goals, Staples has once again contacted me through their awesome rep Kyra, and has sent me a complete running package!!
This package includes a balance board (which my boys are obsessed with and it scares me a little), compression sleeves, a foam roller, a FitBit, and a Garmin Forerunner 15! It was an awesome pre-birthday gift!
And the BEST part is, I get to giveaway a FitBit to one of my lucky readers!! Yay!!
For those of you who have no idea what a FitBit is, I didn't until they asked me if I wanted one, it's this little rectangle gadget that you clip on and it records all your daily movements and calories burned. Then you can get on your app or computer and it syncs your info so you can analyze it and compare to set goals and improve your overall fitness and health. It also tracks your sleep... which is pretty cool too.
To enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment telling us what your health/fitness goals are this year.
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Contest ends Friday, Feb 6th, at 11:59 pm. Winner will be announced on Saturday.
FOR THOSE OF YOU HAVING TROUBLE POSTING A COMMENT: Please email me at nutsinanutshell(at)gmail(dot)com with your fitness goals and I will post it for you. I don't want anyone to be left out of the drawing who wants a chance!