What a wonderful week! I have absolutely fallen in love with running! I never thought I would say those words, but I have! I'm not sure if I've shared this before but last year I so desperately wanted to run... Be a runner! My shins were in so much pain that I had to stop running all together. Well I let my body heal and 9 months later tried again. Now I could have started before that I know, but it was the holidays and I was happy being unhealthy and eating whatever I wanted... Well not really, but you get the point!
I started again this past January and my shins no longer hurt and my body wanted it just as badly as my heart does. This past week I have past a milestone by running 4.5 miles. My friend Rachael helped me accomplish that goal. She too has lost a ton of weight by running. 63 pounds to be exact! Maybe I can get her on here to share some of her story?!
Today I ran another 4.3 miles averaging a pace of 8.37 minutes per mile. I am finding that I am running faster outside then when I run on the treadmill. I am actually not enjoying the treadmill at all, however I am grateful for it when we have those crazy days of wind that no one wants to go out in.
I have been running in a pair of Nike shoes that I have had for about 3 years. I have only used them for wearing, not exercising, until recently when I ran for the first time ( the second time ) and realized that they didn't hurt my shins, legs or anything. They have a ton of comfort. Well because they are 3 years old, they obviously are looking a little tore up and now that I am running more and more I would love to get some new shoes. Noah made a deal with me that he would buy me new shoes when I lose a total of 40 pounds! Well I am so close I can taste it!! I only have 7 more pounds to go. I have been researching shoes a lot and I am torn. I am open to any suggestions that you may have ;) I am partial to Nike. Most research that I have found confirms to me that they are the best running shoe for the best price. And because I have enjoyed my Nike's that I have now...I am a little superstitious about them.
I can't wait until this Friday to have our very first and maybe only Biggest Loser challenge. Stay tuned for pictures... I can't wait to share!