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Today I Start Again

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The half is in 6 days. 6 days. I am freaking out. I'm going to run today, since I skipped my run on Friday and yesterday. Granted, I was only scheduled to run Friday, but I'm really mad at myself that I just skipped it! How do I expect myself to run a race on Saturday when I haven't run more than 7 miles in 2 weeks!? AAH! I'm trying a 6 miler today to see how fast I can go, and mostly to just see how I feel. If I feel good, maybe I can add 2 miles and try to whip the dog into shape...

Yesterday was gross. Seriously. I couldn't even track it. I had some muffins and a banana for breakfast, some bread and a sandwich for lunch, some cereal and more bread, I honestly don't remember the rest... I've decided I'm starting over. TODAY. I also made a vision board last night after wallowing (love that word!) in my self pity. So I found a bunch of inspiring little quote things on the internet, printed them off, and cut and glued like a mad woman while watching cheesy romantic flicks. Sigh. So here's the game plan.

*Limit my carbs. I don't need some form of intense carbs in each meal. I can eat just a salad and fruit for lunch, and not need cereal afterwards. Cereal eating will take place once a day at the most. That's it. I can choose my meal: breakfast or snack, but I'm thinking it might be better if I have it as breakfast. I just need thoughts on snacks. Ideas anyone???
*NO MORE SUGUR. Seriously. This time I will follow through. Maybe my status will have to be changed to if I ate sugar that day or not... maybe that will keep me going. Oh, and there will be no "dessert replacements" like other carbs. Just fruits and veggies.
*RUN! I love it and I know it, but these shinsplints have thrown me for a loop because I'm torn between running, and worrying I'm going to make them worse for the race.
*Some form of exercise EVERY DAY. No more slacker days.
*Do my little Pilates Abs 10 minute routine EVERY OTHER DAY. No exceptions. I'm going for a smaller tummy.

Alright, that's it for now. I'm off to run. Maybe I'm miraculously healed... :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MLIANNE 5/9/2012 8:57PM

    You know you're going to kick some booty at your race. Don't stress. You've trained for this, and you've learned that it's more mental after about 5 miles anyways. :)

I'm sending good vibes your way, too!

I'm glad you're starting over and realizing what you can to push yourself a teensy weensy bit. Whoop! You go, girl!

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DOGLADY13 4/22/2012 7:58PM

    Don't stress the run schedule. My nephew ran a 1/2 today (his first) and only ran 1 day/week for the last month due to a hamstring strain. He adjusted his goal and did great.

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OPTIMIST1948 4/22/2012 4:49PM

    I'm with YDavis - more protein rather than limit carbs. It will increase your satisfaction and make it easier to control yourself.

Lood guck on your HM. You CAN Do it. Its just a matter of putting one foot in front of another.

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PLAYBLUES22 4/22/2012 3:54PM

    Sweetie, I think you know what has to be done, we all mess up once and a while, but you are strong and you will come back just as strong emoticon

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YDAVIS23 4/22/2012 1:14PM

    First, I know you'll be great for your race. You have a huge knowledge and fitness base. Deep breath!!!

Next, how about focusing on increasing protein rather than limiting carbs? I find that when I do this I can avoid feeling deprived, but I still feel full. A good old green salad for lunch is great, but you'll still be hungry.

I'm sending you good vibes for a great run, and a RESTFUL week so that you're ready for Saturday.

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