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Running Grumpy

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I was grumpy this morning and went to the gym hoping that I could kick some endorphins into gear. I'm trying to get into running again and unfortunately stayed grumpy on the treadmill. I felt much like this:

It seemed like every fat molecule on my body was getting jiggly with it, and before long my face was very pink, and I felt like I wanted to vom. Then I realized that the 140 calories I had burned were the equivalent of ONE of the roughly 200 cookies I ate last night.

Conveniently I had picked up Runner's World magazine, which had an article on beginning-level running. "Run at an easy pace," it suggested, "still being able to carry on a conversation." Um, RW? Running doesn't come in an easy pace. That's called WALKING. The only conversation I'm capable of having is with myself, trying to reason with her to not stop running.

So it was not a monumental day for running. However, at least I can run (short distances), I made it to the gym, and I will definitely think twice before eating more cookies.
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    I like your post. It was real and also made me giggle. Most of the time, I enjoy my runs and really enjoy how I feel WHILE running in addition to the "afterglow," but sometimes it's just about getting 'er done and then adding that run to your list of "See? I survived this one, too!" to call upon when you need motivation in the future.

    I don't run really fast. I usually enjoy myself more AND cover more distance when I start REALLY slow, then increase a little for my second mile and all those after, and then maybe kick it up a notch at the end...but still, I'm pretty slow. Slow and steady wins the race (and also makes me less grumpy). :-)

    Happy Running!

    (P.S. I found your blog through FITFORMYFAMILY. She's one of my face SP friends!)
    2287 days ago
    You made me laugh, especially with the "Um, RW?" I totally understand! And I understand about the cookies, too. One of the conversations that I have with myself when I'm on the treadmill after eating like that (I can only converse with myself, too!) goes something like this: "You've had enough carbs in the past 24 hours to fuel your body for an entire marathon. Stop whining and just do it!"
    Really, though, I'm sorry that you were down on yourself and I hope it's already getting better!
    (P.S. Are you sure you even have a molecule of fat? You look so perfect in your picture!!)
    2291 days ago
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