That about sums up this whole running experience for me right now. I am so proud of myself for sticking with it and pretty amazed at what my body can do, but I am also incredibly frustrated with the 'results' I'm getting.
At first, I lost a couple of lbs, so I was excited, but then...
...let's just say that my weight now compared to my weight before I went to the beach (I started running the week I came back) is 10 lbs heavier. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Everyone keeps saying that it's muscle, and I believe some of it is muscle because I feel incredibly strong, but that wouldn't really explain why my jeans are too tight.
H O R R I B L E.
Yesterday was my best run to date; I finished my one way trip to the school - a little over 1.5 mi. - in 20 minutes. Now, that may not seem impressive, but it's 10 minutes faster than I usually go and I only walked 2 minutes of that time, which is considerably better than my first run less than 4 weeks ago where I could barely run 5 minute intervals. On my way back home, I couldn't run as much, but I kept telling myself 'just keep moving.' So I did. I ran when I could and walked when I couldn't, but I just kept moving.
I decided this morning that the only way to counteract this weight gain and start seeing results is parallel to my individual runs. I gotta keep moving. What I really want to do is sit on my butt for a few days, eat some cheeseburgers, and call it a day because I'm frustrated, angry, and super upset, BUT I won't. I'll just push myself harder and surely the results will come, right?
Essentially, it's my new fav slogan:
Just Keep Moving.