Wednesday, August 08, 2012
You know what, I had an epiphany in the shower this morning.
I know, I sprained my ankle, I can't run.
But I sure as hell can walk.
Sure, I won't be speed walking and I won't be working up a sweat; but, it's something.
I refuse to let this stupid injury sideline me. I refuse to sit back and have a pity party because I'm clumsy. I definitely refuse to let my scale bully me into thinking I will gain all my weight back because I'm a clutz (208 this morning - BOO.)
So, I invite everyone to join in with me - we may not be able to do everything we want to do; but, today is our day to do SOMETHING.
Carpe Diem, folks. Go get some and FRACK THAT NOISE that tries to stop you!
Monday, August 06, 2012
I've had a terrible day all around. There's just no getting past it. I'm sitting here, trying to find the silver lining, and I'm grasping at straws.
My work day was horrible.
I had to stop running due to a stitch in my side.
I couldn't even cook dinner properly.
And then, the most devastating thing all day - I fell down my steps while taking out my trash and have completely destroyed my ankle. I can't point my toe. I can't turn it without the feeling that something is 'slipping.'
And all I can think is 53 days until the great race, 11 days until the Liberty Mile.
This can't be happening.
I've done everything right - I'm working hard and counting my calories and doing what I'm supposed to.
Please, just let me wake up tomorrow and have my ankle be not as bad as I'm afraid it is.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Welcome to Sunday - my first long run ever as I get ready for the Great Race 5K.
And I failed.
I stopped and started walking.
I could have kept going, but I didn't. In 20 minutes I did in the neighborhood of two miles. With the 5K fifty-something days away, I can't help but mentally panic a little.
I'm so scared I'm not going to be able to run it.
I haven't had a problem with losing weight - when it comes off, great. I haven't stressed about the size of my pants or anything like that. Hell, I haven't really started caring about how far I can run until today.
Fifty days isn't very long.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Happy end of the day Saturday, folks. Just one more day left in the weekend!
So, today I worked on my costumes for DragonCon. I went out for more fabric and found a pattern and got down to business.
Today I also got assaulted by crappy eating choices. I left home without breakfast (mistake number 1) so I tried to substitute with peanutbutter toast... 300+ calories is a lot for breakfast when you're aiming to only do 1200.
Then came lunch. I let my brother pick where we went so we wound up at Quaker Steak and Lube - a place with amazing wings, ribs, and fried things. I think I made a good choice here. I had six wings for lunch, one soft pretzel, tons of broccoli and all the veggies that they give you to accompany the wings (celery and carrots!)
I ordered an entre - Barbecue chicken with rice - and boxed it to take home for dinner. All in all, I didn't feel too terrible about the choices I made today.
It was really hot out today - I took the dog for a walk in the morning and that was it. Frankly, it was just too damned hot to get outside. I stayed in the air conditioning and wished that my entire house had central air... Still, I did do a strength training run. 50 sit ups. There was a time a few weeks back I topped out at 30. So, I'm proud to say I'm making progress. Strength training fell out of favor for me when the study informed us that those minutes don't count toward our weekly goal.
Maybe it's time to change that mindset, I'm clearly getting stronger.
Last but not least I've started soliciting for running buddies at DragonCon. With the Con only three weeks away from the race, I would hate to set myself up for failure by going for a week without training!
Always remember - fail to plan, plan to fail!
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