Before I delve into the meaning behind the title, I just have to share with you how awful my run felt today. Tip #1 in running in cold weather: don’t forget your base layer, even if it is a heat wave as high as 30 degrees. Tip #2 Don’t forget to wear pants with fleece lining or your butt will freeze and fall off like mine did. Tip #3 If your legs feel like tree trunks, then just embrace it. (Oh, by the way, Fitbit giveaway continues. Ends 2/3!)
Seriously, my legs felt like they were bricks…or at least a brick/dead body tied to my right ankle. For some reason I couldn’t get my leg to feel lose and light, just frustratingly tight. I decided to continue with the run anyway, because I was naughty and didn’t run last night. (In order to get to 30 miles this week, I have to somehow squeeze in 4 miles either tomorrow/Saturday morning/evening before/after the School Mental Health Conference I’m going to.) At least the view of Spy Pond on the run was a highlight, even if the whole run required me to trick my brain into keeping my body in motion.
On top of Dietbet hosted by Jess from Blonde Ponytail (and seriously, the pot is at $2300 at the moment I’m writing this), I’m in a race to the finish in order to look svelte for my bestie, Jody’s wedding. She is getting married in Tampa next weekend and I have the honor and privilege of being a bridesmaid in her wedding. I’m doing the best I can to make sure the dress fits with a little room to spare.
I’ve decided to use Tone it Up’s 7 Day Slim Down, although I don’t currently subscribe to Tone it Up, nor am I able to stick to the “plan” (as I understand it) to a T. It basically makes you: