We’ve completed the first full week of training and I’ve made the decision to take full advantage of the opportunity and resources offered to me and try and make some lifestyle changes that will stick once the training is complete.
After our nutrition session with Michelle MacLean I bought a new blender and have been drinking green smoothies for breakfast every morning. At first I was skeptical that this cup of fruit, vegetable and some almond milk could make me feel full for the morning but it does. I have a smoothie at 7am and don’t get hungry until after 10am.
Tuesday evening was our first night time run and while I was trying to figure out how many of the layers I was wearing I’d actually need Devin decided we were doing hill training. Those words struck fear in my heart and visions of myself buckled over puking on the side of Citadel Hill. After the first couple of sprints up the hill I realized I wasn’t dying but actually feeling like I could do this. 8 sprints, including one all the way to the top, later we were walking back to the Common and I was proud of having pushed myself like that.
The feeling of pride continued on Saturday when we did our morning run around Point Pleasant Park. After 40 mins of 1 run 1 walk I was shocked to see we had completed 5km. It’s the longest distance and length of time I’ve ever run.
Im actually looking forward to stepping the training up and continuing to improve.