Friday, December 26, 2014
I didn't eat smart yesterday, but today is a new day. I'm back on track. I wish I could say the same about my running.
I tried to go out for a run today. A very short run, under three miles, but it was tough. My darn left leg was doing some major complaining. I kept at it, with some walk breaks and stretching in there, too. I'll keep up the walking and add some miles for good measure, but I'll wait on the running.
I'm really not frustrated. This will just take a little more time than I had planned. My first run isn't until the end of April and it's only a little over seven miles, so I should be good by then. My decision to not do as many runs in 2015 seems to have been a good one.
This time has also made me get back on track with how to eat. I was relying on my running to keep me in my weight range. This allowed me to eat a bit more than I normally would. However without running, I've had to reanalyze how and what I eat.
I'm back on track with what, how to and how much to eat. It's taking some more "mental" than in the past year, but it's a good thing.
Keep moving and enjoy the holidays, but stay on track!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I went to the chiropractor yesterday and he gave me the all clear to run....with some limitations. I can run, but not far, about a 5k. I can run, but not "fast," just a nice easy pace. Even with limitations, I will take it.
I still have some stiffness in my lower back, so I'll give myself a few days, yet. Besides, it's been raining and gloomy here. I'd rather not slip and fall the first time out. (I almost lost it yesterday just walking the dog.)
So I received an early Christmas present! I'm looking forward to it.
Happy moving and Happy Christmas Eve, for those that participate.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I finished up my year of running on December 14th at the Ugly Sweater 5k. I made my goal of twelve runs in twelve months. I did a total of seven half marathons, three 10k runs and two 5k runs. My best time this year was 2:01. My personal best is 1:55.
I realize that I will probably never see a time of 1:55 again, but that's ok. I have learned that time really is irrelevant and that the pleasure of running is more important. I've discovered that I really enjoy running with others that are new to "races." I enjoy seeing their sense of accomplishment as they cross the finish line. It doesn't matter how far the run was, just that they finished.
I won't be running as many "races" in 2015. Besides the money involved, I want to make sure that I'm healed so that I can run many more miles in the future.
Monday, December 22, 2014
I'm out of the weight maintenance challenge by the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team. I missed my weigh in by 3/10's of a pound.
Most would call that a failure. However, I see a success in that failure. How you ask? My weight went up a bit more since I weighed in, but it's coming back down.
The success is that I didn't fall off the wagon or jump off the wagon, for that matter. I didn't continue to gain all my weight back and in fact it's coming off, once again. This is how maintenance goes.
Maintenance isn't staying at the same number, on the scale, forever. It's learning how to make those adjustments when the weight goes up and, sometimes down, too much. It's about taking those healthy habits and searing them into our minds. This way when we do stumble, we just get back up and keep going.
That's what Spark and all of you have taught me. Finding success in failure. I guess if you find success, then you never really fail!
Saturday, December 20, 2014
I went to the chiropractor on Thursday and he said that I'm looking better. He said it's the best I've looked since we started. Yay!!
I can tell I'm mending. My right hip has been sore, but not my left leg. I took that as the muscles and ligaments around that disk is tightening. The chiropractor confirmed this.
So hopefully within a couple more months, I'll be completely mended, have a new pair of shoes with orthodics and I'll be out running again. I look forward to that! I like walking, but it takes a lot more time to walk than to run. I also like the calories I burn during a run vs. a walk.
It will all be worth it! Happy moving!
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