Wow, I can’t believe I’m writing this… but I am on my last 4 runs for the 5K program. It’s actually been longer than 8 weeks because of life updates, fatigue, and a hurricane. Usually, I run outside on a trail that has a slight incline, but I have done my last 3 runs on a treadmill and wow I’m addicted. I could run on the treadmill (with no incline) for 30 minutes- easily. With the weather switching up (nature in NC decided to just go ahead and switch to winter lol fall was skipped), it wouldn’t be the worst thing for me to rotate. However, for the sake of increasing the strength of my legs, I won’t run on the treadmill too often. Also, I like running outside because it distracts me from the burning sensation in my legs.
I have finally been keeping up with my 4x per week cardio goals too. I haven’t really noticed any weight loss, which was my next goal, but I have noticed that bloating and allergies are pretty much gone since I’ve increased my frequency and length of my cardio sessions. I’m going to try to add cinnamon, tumeric, and ginger to more of my foods and beverages and see if it helps any. I’m so proud and excited though!