This morning I ran 2.5 miles in my garage. I've finally pulled out the fan! It's nearly impossible to run without it (this is North Carolina, folks), otherwise I'm dripping :P
Afterwards, I re-hydrated and stretched. I'd skipped the last few days of stretching, always a mistake, so getting back into it was a relief. When I'm on a regular running schedule, I have to stretch, otherwise I really feel it. I now think the reason I got injured last December was from not stretching (gasp!).
Here was my yummy lunch from the day although I admit it was a very interesting food combo! Stir fry mix with 1/2 teaspoon of Bragg's soy sauce sub, red onion, cauliflower and... dill! Top that off with a squirt of mustard a dollop of Ranch and you've got a delicious, nutritious, people-pleaser plate :P
I just got back in from a 1 hour fabulous bike ride. The weather is perfect out there! Slightly cloudy but still some sun :) This morning's run invigorated me to the point of sheer excitement and since I love being outside, I decided to hop on my bright blue bike and take it for a spin. I didn't start out intending to ride for an hour... I guess that's the definition of a good time!
So how about you? Have you challenged yourself recently? Remember, challenging yourself is not about constantly comparing yourself to others. Use it to motivate you, but you are you and you can get stronger, little by little by increasing intensity and and your distance!!! No one else can live the life you've been given, cherish it and be grateful.