Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Hello cupcakes!

What a's only Wednesday too. Sigh.

I want to talk about smoking today....I am a former smoker. And let me tell you, after the past few days I have been having, the thought of smoking is almost appealing. I also saw a friends facebook post that said nursing school is driving her to want to smoke again. smoke a stress relief?  Possibly..but guess is RUNNING!

I was having a horrible day today and I made myself go to the gym because I knew that a nice run would make me feel a little better. Guess what? It did. I came back much less stressed than when I left.

I made a choice today. I chose to run instead of smoke. The minute I smoke, it will hurt my lungs and affect my breathing while running. Its kind of counter productive to working out. (At least for me). If I can't breathe while working out, it flat out sucks. So if working out will give me the same stress relief as smoking, then I might as well work out! 

And let me tell you, that run helped me 100% mentally. I was on the verge of having a panic attack this morning. Right now, I am pretty much calm. Thank you treadmill.

On another running note, I ran for 20 minutes this morning and I have noticed its getting much easier to do. My breathing was awesome. I wasn't fatigued. My legs were getting tired. I think the more I run and the more weight that comes off, the easier it will be. I have also noticed the slower I run, the more tired my legs are. Thoughts on that?

Happy Wednesday all!

1 comment:

Kelly Olexa said...