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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Finally getting back into a typical weekend exercise routine after a month filled with weekend travel, illness, and other distractions. I ran 9 miles yesterday, went to Bodyworks and Yoga class this morning, and then chased all this great exercise with a giant bag of Tostitos and Salsa.

Gotta keep reminding myself – two hours of exercise does not cancel out two hours of binge eating.

Does four hours of exercise cancel it out? I forgot I did an hour of physically demanding yardwork after yoga AND gave my dog a bath. Score one for being productive!

I wasn’t thrilled with my run yesterday. It was a struggle – I have some serious work to do if I’m hopeful to achieve my personal goals for the Disney Wine and Dine half marathon in November. I would like to record a personal best, but I’m on track for achieving a personal worst.

Don’t get me wrong – I felt great for sticking with my plan to run 9 miles. Around mile 4, I considered turning around. After all, isn’t 8 miles “good enough?” But then I convinced myself it was all in my head – I knew I could get to 9 miles because I had done it before. I don’t remember WHEN my last 9 mile run was – it very well could have been the last half marathon I ran which was over a year ago. Still, I had a lot going for me – it was perfect running weather, I had no where else to be at the time, and there were adorable kittens hanging out on my running route.

I guess the kittens DID slow me down a little bit. It was hard not to stop to say hi.

Anyway, I think my inconsistent diet is definitely having an impact on my ability to run… well, consistently. I go from periods of wheatless-ness to cheat days to very low carb to no wheat (but still high carb). My knees crack, my shoulder is bothering me… and I have a race coming up next Saturday. It’s only a 5k, but I’m not sure what to do over the week nutritionally in order to prepare. I’ll probably continue to focus on trying to get a good wheat free streak going – as I have been doing for the last few months.

Any recommendations as to what to have for breakfast on race day? My breakfasts as of late have been chia pudding ( wp.me/p1N36Q-iz ) but it didn’t work out so well yesterday for my long run.
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