Tuesday, August 13, 2013
When I reflect back in trying to figure out why I have gained weight it is largely tied to running. As part of my bucket list I trained and ran the Boston Marathon. In that training I failed to properly plan my diet and over compensated for the calories burned. After the marathon I was both injured and burnt out from running so I stopped. Stopped running and working out altogether. I didn't reduce my calories and so as a natural consequence my weight has climbed. My body feels under used and my mind is less focused.
I ran a couple of times last week. Those runs were much harder then they used to be. I felt my bodies decline in a concerning way. Today I ran again and it was slow and still not easy BUT it was easier then the last one. So here it begins once again, a desire to run, a feeling, a need, a desire to lace up those shoes, to feel that runners high, to see the miles increase and the speed to pick up. I am back my friend and feel good about it. My mind and body needs this.