My training is going surprisingly well. Although, truth is, I’m not actually in the real “training” phase yet, but I’m doing a lot of running and sweating. So I call that training. And, I call it a first victory, since I’m actually running (in situations where I’m not being chased).
I’ve already noticed a few small perks from this running thing.
- After I run, I feel energized. I suppose that is the consolation prize for being disgustingly sweaty and stinky. But, I admit, it’s a decent consolation prize.
- I’m toning up a bit. Although, not as much as I originally thought, since Husband corrected me that the “rock hard” ab muscle that I thought I had gained was actually just my rib. (I secretly wonder if it was necessary for him to pay that close of attention during anatomy class…)
- I now can get items that I forget during check-out at the grocery store in a very quick manner. Earlier this week, I realized I forgot the mayo when I was in line. The cashier told me it was in aisle 12, and I sprinted there and back. I got the mayo, and the lady behind me in line didn’t have to wait too long. Success.
- I have a real hunger (and a wonderful excuse) to eat more after burning all those calories. This alone might be incentive to keep me going, since eating might very well be my favorite hobby.
So, for these reasons and more, I’ll keep running. Running after my goals of completing my marathon - and getting my defined abs (or ribs).