Monday, October 10, 2011

**Day 283**

This is what I looked like after my treadmill walk/run workout tonight:

See the dripping sweat?  See how I look like I want to puke?!  Totally awful picture of me, but, I swear, I thought I was going to pass out during my workout.  I felt like, complete, crap.  It was the worst workout ever.  It took me forever to finish 3.1 miles!

I wanted to stop after 1 mile.  I really, really wanted to stop at mile 2.  I really, really, really wanted to stop (and cry) at mile 3, but I didn't because before I went down to do my treadmill workout I read Ben's blog.  And if Ben can finish a FULL marathon with a hip injury, then there is no reason I can't finish a 5k.  Ben's amazing!  If I was younger....and not happily married....and if he didn't have a girlfriend.....I would, totally, ask Ben to marry me!  HA!  Seriously, though, he's very inspiring!  Check out his blog if you haven't already.  Anyway, so my workout didn't feel great, and my time sucked, BUT I'm going to look at the positive - I did the workout at a 2.0 incline, I burned almost 500 calories, and I was moving my body for almost 50 minutes. Plus, I did the 30 DS this morning, so I'm very happy with the exercise I got in today!

Calories:  1320
Water:  168 oz.!!!


  1. GRR Ive typed this three times, Im having trouble leaving comments again!! Great job pushing thru the 'I cant do this' thots!! Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out if its a mental thing, or if my body really is telling me to stop!! And I totally love BEN!! and his blog!! Hes an amazing man!!

  2. Nothing beats a sweaty picture! Good on you for battling to the end, that's excellent!

  3. You are gorgeous. And...your face looks thinner. Totally thinner. I haven't been around for a while, but you're looking great! I bet all those brutal workouts have something to do with it.

    Go, girl!

  4. Shannon - you are really doing so wonderful. What I think is most inspiring is that you say you didn't want to do the workout but you know what? YOU ENDED UP DOING IT ANYWAY!!!! That is the most important thing! You are staying committed and that my friend will get you results! Great job!

  5. Thanks, Tim, Chubby, and Rochelle!!