running for the first time since last tuesday. FINALLY!
todays run = challenging and deathly hot. but i did it!
10.5 mile run in full sun: 88 degree heat + sweltering humidity on the coast. also 6 miles of it were in a straight line.
just about died / passed out. had to walk a couple times in the last two miles to keep going. got the worst side stitch i’ve ever had in the last mile. thankfully i had my heat-acclamated running buddy, jim, there to squirt water on me and throw encouraging words at me.
after a gatorade recover, a banana, and an oreo, i am now ready for a hot shower, a movie, and thennn oodles of homework!
a fresh start
hey! my name is sarah beth, and i attend scad in savannah, georgia. last year was my first year of college, and as everybody knows, the freshman 15 is very real. i was a cross country runner all throughout high school, for four years, and i played a sport the other two seasons as well. but when i began college, i wasn’t required to work out anymore, and there was loads of yucky, yet seemingly delicious food, shoved right in front of me. so, as you can imagine, i stopped working out and began eating pizza and fast food. i’m sure you can all guess what happened from there.
so, this blog is my new motivation. it’s summer, and it’s time for a fresh start. i have a job, and i am becoming increasingly more active. i’m making it my goal to work out 4-5 times a week for at least thirty minutes each time. i hope to eventually start running a lot more, since i used to be so good at it. i don’t only want to get back in shape though — i want to be healthy as well. i want to make smart decisions with my eating habits, and i hope that looking at so many inspiring health-progress blogs will help.
lastly, if you have any tips or words of encouragement, please use the ask box. i could use it!
and good luck to all of my fellow health tumblrs! <3