It’s the official halfway point! And what better way to mark the occasion by running my fastest mile EVER. I finally passed the one-mile mark in under 14 minutes! I don’t remember the exact number (I should have made a note of it) but I beat my previous fastest mile; which was 14:03.
Halfway in and a few things to note:
- Everything from my hips down aches. All the time. I’m not nearly as sore as when I was trying to make it through P90X; but still.
- I am starting to notice sagging skin in my inner thighs and the muscles in my legs are getting really pronounced. This makes me think I need to re-evaluate and spend more time to toning and building muscle. Running and biking are all leg work. I need to do abs and arms.
- I sincerely doubt this will be sustainable once I go back to working out of the house. It’s easy to do a shift, use my lunch hour to run, then eat while at the laptop. Not so much once we return to “normal.”
- I honestly do not think I could be dealing with this whole pandemic deal as well without choosing to take up this challenge. It gives me a firm goal with visible results. It’s a thing I can control when everything else is out of control.
I didn’t do a weigh-in or take measurements since this is PMS week and any numbers I take will be WAY off. All that bloat is real so we’ll have to wait a week or so before I trust the scale again.
All in all, it’s been an interesting experiment so far. And I think this is the first self-imposed challenge I actually stuck to. Yay for me!