It seems like it’s been a while! It hasn’t really, I guess; I doubled up on Thursday, was sore as heck and skipped my run on Friday, and took the weekend off as usual. Today I got out for an average 35 minute run. It’s muggy outside and I’m definitely not used to it– I need time to acclimate before summer arrives or I’m going to keel over! I was so drippy. But most of my tired was cardio tired, the oh-dang-it’s-hot-and-this-is-a-big-hill tired not muscles hurting tired.
I need to do laundry and my only workout pants remaining were capri tights. They’re not my favorite (I feel pretty exposed in them) but I put them on and headed out. Further complicating matters, I left just when a bunch of high school kids were walking around so I got some odd looks from them and I did hear a girl giggling as I passed her (though others were perfectly polite). For the most part, though, I armor myself up pretty well– headphones mean I hear very little, and sunglasses mean I can ignore most nonsense. The things we do to survive out there…
While I’m here, I just wanted to remind my readers once again that:
- This is not a weight loss blog; I am not seeking to lose weight and my weight has been stable for some time (which is pretty cool)
- My personal fitness goals are to get stronger, faster, more flexible, and have more endurance
- Each of us has responsibility for our own bodies, whatever that means for us
- I do not support a system of oppression that tells us our bodies need to look a certain way and that we can only achieve “health” with thinness
That said, I am trying to document my own journey here, and maybe share some experiences and encouragement and find like-minded folks to talk with about it!