Sorry for being MIA this week!
Needless to say… after getting back from NYC and having a weeks worth of things getting squeezed into 4 days was very busy!
I will spare you from my final NYC details (other posts HERE and HERE and HERE)… but just know that it was so much fun and I had a blast with my sister! We were able to meet my cousins for brunch Monday when I left! All 3 of them work for the same company which is very cool… so needless to say if I am really in a bind job hunting after this whole grad school thing, I bet I got a good “shoe-in” at their company! 🙂
At the cute cafe we went to (while the service was just absolutely horrible) my yogurt/granola/fruit parfait was awesome!
My workouts lately have been lots of strength training with my super buff (no really… he is a walking ROCK) Josh… and running only every now and then. I am not sure why, but lately I have been going through “swings”. For 2 weeks I will be super into running– high mileage, often. Then I will be super in to weight training for 2 weeks– heavy lifiting, circuits, etc.
Lately I have been on the weight lifting circuit. But I am still trying to fit some runs in!
Yesterday in between classes and work, I quickly changed into my running stuff in my always ready car and took off at the hottest point of the day for a run around the campus. But there is more…. I did it without a shirt on!! Entirely in spandex shorts and a sports bra! I felt naked! But it was just so.hot.
((Earlier I had posted on how when I am finally able to run in a sports bra in public, it will be a big step for me!))
It felt great to be free from carrying what others thought while running! I just didn’t look at a soul! haha I am really proud of myself for overcoming that fear and just doing what I wanted! This is not a daily thing… and I am still self-conscious of my body.. and I am sure on my days when I am really feeling “not too good about my self and recovery”, the last thing I will want is to prance around in my sports bra.
But I think I think a lot of the decision I made and the comfort I was able to get from it was due to the weight lifting I have been doing. I just felt so much stronger. I was proud of my strength.. and even though you couldn’t tell it by looking at me ((muscle takes a very long time build and “show”)) it still made me more confident out there topless!
**Side note.. the run actually kind of sucked haha– one of those days that you swear you are dragging sand bags behind you and every step is a struggle… but whatever! I did it, right?! Right 🙂
Anways… I have lots of studying to do, as well as come up with whether or not I want to do a long run this weekend!!
Have a great weekend everyone 🙂
Who is long running??
Any other Sport Bra Running accomplishments? Or anything else that you were uncomfortable with that you hope to over come?