Saturday, June 30, 2012
Today is my BIG day. Well, not so much of a big day anymore, since I'll be walking my 5K instead of running it. I have decided to be content and happy just to be able to walk it, even though I was REALLY wanting to run with all my running girls. I know, it is a waste of energy feeling sorry for yourself, ESPECIALLY if your legs are still working. I have a lot to be thankful for and even if I can't run today, I know after running for 2 monthes what I am capable of. I am proud of that and will get back to it as soon as possible.
I have been doing much better on my eating, which I am quite proud of. If my brief journey with running has taught me anything about myself it is that I am much stronger than I think I am. With that in mind and with most of my days being spent back on the couch I was trying to run away from, I decided to focus on my eating. I started reading the EAT TO LIVE book by Joel Fuhrman (again) and began eating a plant based at the beginning of this week. I already feel so much better. I haven't been hungry, I have had a few cravings but, not horrible. I haven't been perfect on my eating but, 90% of the food I have eaten has been unrefined plant food.
It is a small victory. I haven't weighed myself or anything. I think I am going to try to play it like my first weeks of running and just be glad that I am doing what I set out to do. Only, this time my goal is feeding my body the most nutritious foods I can get my hands on. Then, maybe I can get back to running faster if my body has the tools it needs to repair itself.