That’s the data from my run last night (compliments of Nike+). I have really been trying to up the ante on my exercise lately, and yesterday was a test to see how the process was going. I have yet to lose any weight, and I don’t think I look different. But my overarching goal has been to increase my fitness level and stop wheezing when I carry Caedmon up the stairs to bed. So I went running before dinner last night….
And I was thoroughly happy. The data may not show it, but I was able to keep a much better pace than usual, and I ran for longer than I normally do as well. The four major dips in the workout are the times I was climbing the hill on the Cain Center track. I wasn’t nearly as tired when I got home. It was a big boost of encouragement to keep swimming, hitting the elliptical, and lifting weights.
It’s not all that impressive, but it’s a start.