Today I completed my 5K training. I use this app. That means for the last eight weeks I have run at least three times a week and today I ran a full thirty minutes without stopping. Yay! I am exactly 10 pounds down from when I started.
Next up...10K training. Running four days a week and another 10 (hopefully a few more) down in the next eight weeks. That will be exactly when I head back to the US for summer!
|Me, just before my run, in the awesome |
Marriott fitness center locker room. (One of the perks of living in China:)
Funny story about this milestone of a run...So, I was done and inside my head I was doing a little "party dance" of celebration while walking on the treadmill to cool down. I guess I was also doing a "potty dance" too because as I was walking I felt like I had no control over my bladder and I felt it begin to trickle out! (Female runners: am I right that no matter if you went just before you run, you still have to go right after?)
Anyhow, I began to panic because the treadmill was in full motion and there was a gentleman right behind me on the elliptical. In a split second I envisioned him seeing me pee my pants, from behind, and I did not know what that liquid would do, or where it would go, since I was on the treadmill. Instinctively I turned my body, thinking I could hide it if he saw the side of my body! Have you ever tried to turn your entire body while on a treadmill? Well, I full on biffed it! Headphones still in ears, Iphone nicely harnessed to the machine. Now pee is for sure escaping! I quickly yank the earphones from my ears and tread backwards to prevent falling flat on my face...luckily this was all managed and I made it without blemish, except to my pride. I hit the emergency stop button and said to the man, "that was scary". Then I headed to the bathroom...
These are the moments I cherish, I tell ya!