Well I'll just start out this post by telling you how I really feel: SO SORE! My whole body is sore, with the sorest part being my hamstrings. Apparently I didn't stretch enough yesterday but they are in a constant state of pain. I will definitely be enjoying my rest day today! I think perhaps the issue is that I lifted weights yesterday morning and then ran about a mile and a half. Then, later in the evening I ran another 3 miles because the schedule called for 4 miles on Thursday. Needless to say, my body is ready for a break. Anyway, I titled this post "Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body" because I am hoping that this statement is true. This quote is on a Marines.com water bottle that I got at the Eve Carson Memorial 5K (It was in my gift bag for signing up for the race).
a few days ago, but that is because they truly are a wonderful source of motivation and inspiration, and this second "mantra" is another example of why.
I have been noticing changes in myself. I generally feel stronger, and when I run, I feel much more in control of all of my movements and my breathing. I feel like my abs are in tighter and my arms are more powerful, not to mention that my legs move with greater stride. I am feeling a change in the way my body moves, even if I don't see the weight falling off. All things happen with time and I'm not expecting dramatic changes right away. I work hard during training to get the results I want... and whenever I reach the point where I feel I can't go anymore, I just remember that pain is weakness leaving the body.