Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Lungs.... I Think They've Burst.

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I went for a run today. I started out this morning ready to go. I got into my yoga pants, my sports bra, my Cyclones t-shirt and hoodie- laced up my tennis shoes and grabbed a water bottle. I was prepared.

Well, I was prepared in the sense that I had everything I needed on my body. What I was not prepared for was the cold wind this morning.

Nor was I prepared for how out of shape I am.

I ran hard for the first half. I pushed myself as hard as I could, feeling the cold air fill my lungs in a way that made them feel on fire. This is the point where I started on a brisk walk. This lasted about a minute, and I was off running again. About 3 minutes later, I was out of breath again.


I have never felt so down on myself. However, I quickly realized that I was becoming absolutely frozen and needed to make it home. At this point I was kicking myself for going so far in the first place. I trudged at first, then I got my act together.

I kicked it into high gear. I powered through and every time I thought about taking a break, I reminded myself just how cold I was. My ears felt like they were bleeding. I had a massive cramp. My lungs were still on fire.

I was definitely feeling how out of shape I am.

However, I made it home. Granted, I could barely breathe, but I still felt amazing. I collapsed in the grass, sucked down some water, and very nearly vomited. Gross? Yes. But that is just a sign that I was pushing myself very hard.

So, this is me sharing my gross experience with all of you ladies. I'm really hoping you can find some inspiration through my totally embarrassing experience. Let me know how all of your workout endeavors are coming along! And remember- Halloween is just around the corner!!!

"You have to do what others won't to achieve what others don't."