Day One of my October challenges complete!
Not only did I walk two miles on my lunch yesterday, I also ran three miles in the evening. My in laws took the Guys for the night so after they left I realized "holy crap, it's early enough for me to get a run in" so I did. Three miles yeah!
I don't have any splits because I have given up on using Map My Run on my phone. I'm due for an upgrade so my phone likes to shut off in the middle of my runs. I'll be using my Garmin from now on. Which makes a whole lot more sense. The Garmin just seems so serious and sometimes I just want a take it easy kind of run. Whatever, I'm sick of screwing with my phone for half my walk or run. Garmin it is.
I killed it on my water and on my eating. And I even had a cookie! It was a most excellent sugar cookie and I enjoyed it and only had one because that's all I needed. That felt good.
While I was running I thought about that cookie. At first, as I was getting suited up for my run I thought, "Yep, you had a cookie so now you can go run and burn those calories off." As I was running I realized, I wasn't doing it as some sort of punishment. Eating a cookie isn't grounds for being mad at myself or my body. Cookies are OK (in moderation). I don't need to force myself to run to burn off the cookie calories. I can run because I want to, which is what I was doing. I let me own head get in the way and start thinking about how I needed it to be a good run to burn lots of calories.
Nope. Stop, Meg.
It's hard to pull myself out of the mindset of exercise= punishment. Exercise is not something bad. It can be something fun and interesting. I can go for a run just because I want to, not because I ate too much and need to burn off calories.
Here's my water bottle with my hash marks: