Today's workout: I have not really been doing much in the cross training/strength training area, but my good friend Beth kept telling me how much she liked working out to Turbo Jam for strength training on her non-running days. How much it helped her runs. So I bought it off ebay and today, I broke it out, knowing I wouldn't get another run in before my 10 miles on friday (one day early so I can do it with Selene).
I have to say, i loved it! I was sweating like a crazy woman...it's kind of weird, I didn't use to sweat much when I ran, but as my miles have crept up, I have been more of a sweater. Today, I literally had sweat dripping down my face into my eyes....it felt really good. It felt great to work some other muscles in my body, and made me excited to see what changes will happen with it. I'd really like to see some more inches come off, I seem to be at a standstill in my weight and inches melting away right now.
Last night, as we layed in bed, my sweet hubby told me something I don't think I'll soon forget. He said there's obviously been physical benfits to my running, pounds and inches, but that he really sees something different in me. In how I feel about myself, how I carry myself. That he can't stop thinking about it. I smiled. It means more coming from him than anyone else. He sees all of me. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. He sees the good, bad, and ugly. I was so glad that he could see it too, because I feel like I've found part of myself. I feel like running has given me a gift...something I can feel really good about. Something I can accomplish. A challenge I can work hard towards and see a concrete result. (not like working hard all day at home, and then still having kids who have bad manners, messy rooms, and dirty laundry). It has brought some balance to my heart and mind. It was so good for my soul to hear it from him. Babe, you keep my fire burning with those sweet compliments! I love you.