5 running shirts

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This is why I should not pack my workout bag until I've had a cup of coffee. I was determined to run at work yesterday. 4:00 hit and my little alarm goes off on my Outlook..."time to run." So, I shut my office door and proceed to change into my workout clothes before hopping down to the treadmill. I pulled out two pairs of socks, my running shoes, a sports bra and 5 running shirts. Ummm, yeah, don't think that running without my pants would be HR appropriate.

Uggh. That was the only time I had allotted for working out. The lesson in this is that I need to double check my bag before leaving home. I thought that I could still maybe walk outside with my shoes but it was raining. My schedule after work was jam packed with to-do's so that was not an option.

The good news in all of this is that I DID run on Sunday, Monday and brought clothes for today. So, that's still THREE days this week which is a crazy huge improvement. Coming from someone who ran every day this time last year (yeah, I checked my fitness log), I feel like I'm getting the control back. Monday night, I made myself run...and for not running for quite awhile, I was able to knock out 3 miles. It wasn't pretty and I was super slow but husband was impressed. I have the determination once I get on the dang thing! It's the getting on that I procrastinate.

I was still hoping the scale would move a little more quickly this week. It's stuck. I hate that. Plus I'm hungry...ok, I don't know if I'm hungry as much as I might be having withdrawals. I'm doing the watch the clock thing so that I can snack at the appropriate time. At least I'm planning those snacks and not just raiding whatever is available. Planning, planning, planning...I tell ya! Might be a pain but at least it is keeping me from gorging and preventing the guilt trip afterwards. HAHA! My next snack is a light string cheese stick...yay, that's exciting. Protein to keep me satiated until dinner right? Gotta psych myself up for these kind of things!

Anyhoo. I'm liking this blog thing. Next year I will look back and hopefully reflect on how I never want to be back in this place where I am now. Next year, I want to see how far I have grown and rallied to be back to me.
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    I was running every day, as well, last year. I am now making sure that I run every other day - 2-3 miles (which means, every other day at least 3 miles). I found that since I run in the early morning, it is best that I have all my clothes and shoes out right by the bathroom sink; if I don't, then I tend to talk myself out of running.

    Keep doing what you're doing! You'll be back up to every day again before you know it!
    2364 days ago
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