OK, so what happened to the weeks between week4 and week10? Well this strange thing called LIFE. So many things have happened since my last blog:
• My daughter left for college
• The twins started 7th grade
• My boss resigned and new one stepped in.
• My eating has gone from one extreme to the other.
• My duties at work have seemed to multiply with the shift of personnel.
• LIFE, LIFe, LIfe, Life, life!!!
So I am trying to take a deep breathe this morning, before my new boss sends me any emails.
But I can say that I have kept up with my running schedule, without much fanfare. I did miss one or two, or had to adjust my days a few times but I am pretty up to date.
This week I start week 10 of 16. So this means the miles are really about to grow. I am nervous. I am about to enter running mileage that I have never crossed before. To date my longest run is 7miles. This week’s long run is 7.5miles. And then I climb and climb and climb. I know I can do this. Last week was a cut back week (lower mileage for rest) and I found it strange that I struggled more with the 3mile runs than the 5miles. It’s like my body is saying “if you are going to do it, then DO IT”. So I am ready. Almost from the start of my running career I have been dreaming about this. Watching people I admire do the distance and cheer me on to complete it myself. Well its coming. And before you know it the 6 weeks will be over.
I am hoping that this clearing of mind and time is a sign of things to come. A sign meaning a little more breathing room.
My food has not been stellar but trust me it could have been MUCH worst. Seems like I have been in maintenance mode, and that is NOT where I want to be. So with my husbands help and my new 12 challenges I hope to get this in better order. I even joined my job’s 12wk BLC for a little extra kick. I have my week planned out for food and exercise. I am increasing my fruits and veggies and going to try and make sure I do 4-5 small meals a day. The snack breaks seem to help before. And of course I have to get back to the water. Now that it is cooling off it’s going to be harder but I have to make a commitment to myself.
Well that’s my update for now. If you stayed around, thanks for taking the time to check up on me. I really appreciate the support. It’s strange how sometimes when you need the help the most you drift away from the one source that can help you through. I am thankful to SP and all my friends. This time I got quiet, but friends helped me hold on until I could get a better grip. Previously this would have been the beginning of the end, but NOT THIS TIME!
DreamRunR – Jae
Still dreaming big (even on my feeling small days)
Here is an update picture of me, taken 9/4/10