Yesterday was a good day. I was feeling really worn out and pissy on Monday for some reason, but I got my mojo back yesterday.
After a day of snow Monday, it began to melt yesterday and I went out and ran at lunch. All the sidewalks were still covered in snow, so I stuck to side roads and ran along the road. Because of the melting, I ended up running in ankle deep slush. I ran 6 miles and when I got back to work, my feet were DRENCHED and the back of my leggings were soaked up to the mid thigh.
BUT here's the good news - my left knee - which originally had the IT Band issue - did not peep once during the 6 miles. And I have been wearing the IT Band strap on my right leg, and usually about 5 miles in it feels twingey and then when I'm done and take off the strap it hurts a little. I wore the strap yesterday and no issues at all, plus no pain when I took the strap off, so YAY!
I started thinking to myself after the run yesterday about the person that I have become. When did it get EASY to go out and run 6 miles? Seriously. I mean 6 miles was not hard at all, and despite the conditions, I still finished in under 52 minutes, without even pushing it.
This goes along with something else that happened. I ran across an "old" picture of myself from 3-4 years ago on my computer at work and showed it to a couple of co-workers. Both of them said the same thing - they didn't remember me being that size. I mean, obviously they HAVE to remember when I was fat, but now they must just think of me as this size and can't believe I ever weighed as much as I did.
In some ways I don't is remember that either and in some ways it so clear in my mind - did I really have to lift up my stomach to wash my myself in the shower? Did my stomach really touch the steering wheel of my vehicle when I drove? Did a towel not fit around me at one time? Did I really have to worry about not fitting in booths at restaurants? I could go on and on!
This new life that I have worked for is AMAZING. It isn't perfect, but it is glorious. And guess what? It is there for you too!!! Keep working and striving - I want so badly for you all to feel as good as I do, and I know you can! So don't stop - not for a minute!