Little victories

This morning, or last night rather, I set my alarm for much earlier than I needed to get up in order to have plenty of time to go for a run and get ready for class/eat breakfast/do a little studying. I enjoy my morning time so waking up a little earlier than usual to get that me time was fine.

I actually woke up before my alarm and dragged myself out of bed. After a glass of water to flush out my morning breath (aren’t you glad I shared ;)) and a couple of dried apricots as fuel, I headed out into the cool crisp morning.

I wasn’t dreading or particularly craving to run either but decided I should push myself since I’ve been using the Nike Fitness App and can really get a feel for my runs. About a quarter in, I was feeling a little drained but decided to keep going and keep pushing. When I reached my turning around point, I felt good but also a little winded.

My run back was tough though and there were a couple of places I walked a little to catch my breath and regain my composure. I was NOT looking forward to checking my time or final pace when I got back to my house. The last half mile I just ran it out at what I thought was a decent pace, not too fast but not easy either.

At the completion of my run, I was shocked. I did 9 min/mile which is about average for me but I knew that I was running at  a much faster pace the first half of my run than my second especially with my walking breaks so no wonder I felt dead. Because I was expecting much worse, I felt a little victory for the day.
It reinforces that the toughest things can sometimes result in personal accomplishments.

Have a fantastic day!

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About Kristina

I'm a college student who's a self-proclaimed foodie, book lover, and exerciser. Balancing life, school, exercise, and my hobbies isn't easy but I'm making it work and trying to live healthy along the way.

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Welcome to FoodNook!

Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.
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