Thursday, March 22, 2012
I have recovered from my leg injury from a few weeks ago... indeed, amazingly so. I am still rebuilding, mind you, but my running intervals are starting to get longer and I am doing more of them without incident... But in tonight's run/walk with 0.15 mile run/1 minute walk intervals, my run intervals were averaging 8:05 min/mile overall. Before my injury I was doing 9-9:30 min/mile.
I have been pretty much exhausted for the last few weeks... working 10 hour days is draining, thank goodness I have some leave next week. I have been slowly working on getting my evening snack monster under control (he has been relentless) in order to get my total calories back to a reasonable level and to get my calorie burn up where I want it to be. I just want to drop maybe 5 lbs... even though I am in range, I just want a little more cushion from the top of that range. I really liked weighing in the lower half of the 140s.
And running tonight, I was really wishing I was home in Missouri.... and running downwind from the Sonic, I pictured myself running in my neighborhood. (There is a Sonic next to the park where I run here in TX and one in my neighborhood) I really was on St Charles Rd in Columbia, MO for a minute, not in Lions Club Park in Killeen TX.
Work is fine. I am proud of the work I am doing, helping soldiers get the care they need as they are demobilizing from active duty and other similar things. But the days are long... and sometimes frustrating since we have to wait until all soldiers have left the building, which can sometimes take an extra hour or so... but we have to be there in case they need us.
But my hubby and son will be down either Saturday or Sunday... it really depends on how fast they recover from the stomach bug that got them down today. sigh.
So the run tonight was therapeutic in dealing with the work frustration and disappointment of not having my guys here when I thought they would be here.
Something else cool is that I have my before and after picture in my cubicle and lots of people have noticed it and most of them have a hard time believing that both pictures are me. I get lots of "high 5's" and congratulations and good jobs and the like. And I have shared Spark with several people. I also try to carry the healthy message every day...
SP has given me so much, including friends and fulfillment of a dream of rejoining the military, I try to pay it forward everyday and hope maybe I have helped someone to find their way back to a solid foundation of health here.