I did hit the treadmill today when I picked up Chris from my parent's house, and timed my first mile, which is something I've never really done before- 15:48. I have no idea where that ranks, and honestly couldn't care less. I'm competing against no one, aside from fat-me, and that's mostly a mental war over whether to push myself harder or just get by with the minimum. Some days when I do cardio, I get on and just go for whatever time I set as my goal for the day. Other days, like today, I set my goal for 30 minutes.. and less than 5 minutes in, I decide to push just to see. I started wondering if I could do some running intervals, mostly to see if I could. I haven't tried any running since I pulled that muscle in December (or whatever it was), but want to get back to it. So I did, and noted what time I hit my first mile at and kept going until I hit 2 miles around 30 minutes. Yes, I'm slow- I blame genetics for my short legs, or more accurately, tree stumps. I got my 30 minutes in, as planned, but didn't get off. I did an extra mile, continuing the running intervals although they did slow a bit. I felt really good afterwards for pushing myself.
Happy to report no knee, ankle, or leg pain of any sort, although I did have some hip pain (I was going to describe it as where my leg meets groin- but google is calling it hip pain, so...) which let up a lot after stretching. Aside from that- pain free! Even my chest caused no issue today- thank you, new sports bra! I'm sorry, but running with DD's takes skill. And conquering it totally makes up for the tree-stumps for legs thing because I can run and keep the awesome boobs.
That's all I've got for today.. Looking forward to weigh-in tomorrow- calories, water, and exercise has been on target since rejoining Phase 4!