Saturday, February 22, 2014
I woke up this morning depressed about being overweight.. more specifically re-gaining weight..
Regaining almost 20 lbs!
I have/had 2 main goals this year that I turn 40.
Get to goal weight (which is now 30 lbs away instead of 20)
Run a marathon.
I had thought the two goals could go hand in hand.. why not?
The slow ramp up of mileage over the course of 18 weeks should burn tuns of calories.
Eat right, fuel workouts and recovery, but still burn tons of calories.
However, since starting training 8 weeks ago, I have gained a good 6-8 lbs depending on the time of day/sodium I've been eating.
Today is supposed to be a 15 mile run.
But I had to drive my mom to the airport so it is scheduled late morning.
But it is snowing
And the kids needed to get a snack/lunch on the way back from the airport.
And I feel low.
I think my body responds better to HIIT, interval cardio training, and ST.
And now I am committed to 3 days a week of stead state cardio running.
My thought is this.
What if I switch to the 1/2 marathon and work on speed. I ran 14 miles last week so I know i can do the distance.
But I have to accept I've let one goal go in hopes of reaching the other goal?
Modify one goal.. switch to a 1/2 marathon and work on speed.
Thanks for listening.