Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Not in love, but in a trap of overeating to relieve some of my stress at work. I was doing fine, working out, doing great on my runs three times a week, then one day I just crashed. It was like being an alcoholic only instead of drinking I just started eating things I donít ordinarily eat. Things I try to stay away from because I know what they do to me. Iím talking about turning to sweets. Well, once I started, it felt like I was on a rotating wheel where after every spin I was offered still one more delightful treat that I could not resist.
Turning to junk food was not enough, I guess. One morning I just didnít feel like running; then it was the next morning, then an entire week. I know how hard it is to get back into the swing of things once I take a break, but I havenít yet inspired myself or motivated myself to get back out there. I want to run a half marathon in six months. Iíve run one before and I know how proud I was training for it and completing the race. I donít want to quit training, but this fall into reaching for all the junk food my stomach can handle is scaring me. This becoming a couch potato instead of running feels like Iím erasing all the good I did all the months prior to this break down.