Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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!