Tuesday, April 21, 2015

C25K Week 4 Day 2

Hi all! Sorry this post is so late. I actually completed this day's training on March 31st and then we immediately went out of town to visit family.  I was yet again shocked that I was able to run for such a long continuous time!  I am very nervous about week 5 to come but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.  I'm really starting to understand the truth in the theory that reaching physical goals has a huge mental aspect to them.  I've missed a couple weeks of training but hopefully week 4 day 3 will go smoothly.  I plan to run again on Thursday and then tackle day 1 of week 5 on Saturday.

We had a great time on our little getaway but unfortunately it rained buckets every day and it was not safe to be running around so I didn't get any training in while we were gone.  I was very careful with food while I was gone and I'm really proud of myself for only gaining a pound the whole time.  That was eating what was served but within reason.  As an example one night we had pizza and I chose just to eat the top since I knew that if I ate that crust no matter how wonderfully delicious it would be I would definitely pay for it later.

I did share with family that I had been running and unfortunately they weren't exactly supportive.  I know they love me and are just worried that I will ruin my body with running.  They know someone who was a runner that said that if they would have known the damage they were doing, they never would have started.  I've done quite a bit of research on the topic of safe running and I don't plan on becoming a world class marathoner and pushing my body beyond what it should be doing or is ready for.  I think I'm smart about my running and listen to my body very closely.  I don't have a huge stride nor do I hit my footpads very hard.  I joke with my husband that I'm more of a stumbler than a runner.  I'm really slow too - he keeps up with me just by picking up his walking pace a little bit.  I just took the comment in stride and changed the subject.  That's really all you can do I guess.

We've been back home for a little bit now and I'm struggling to get completely back into the swing of things.  I was able to get that pound off that I gained on vacation and send another of it's friends packing as well.  Yeah me!  While I haven't been working out as much as I should probably be, I haven't been completely sedentary either.  I'm still going to my weekly dance classes and we had a performance on Saturday.  The performance was great fun and we ended up dancing with other groups at the event as well.  I was probably dancing for a good two hours altogether.  I was tired and sore later that day but it felt so good.  I need to remind myself how good it feels to be active when I get home from work and just want to collapse on the couch with a glass of wine!!  Yep...it's that mental thing again!