attack of the blahs!

Monday, October 12, 2009

i had a totally triumphant week - last week. this week feels like a totally different story. i'm feeling lethargic, stressed and bloated (the last one is totally my doing...a wedding, bad food choices and generally debaucherous indulgence)...and i need to break out of my funk! i want to keep the momentum that i've had for the past two weeks going!

i know there are probably a few contributing factors to my current predicament. one, i no longer have a tangible, drop-dead goal going right now...before there was always a race on the horizon. this is no longer the case. i did the 10K, and now i won't be running another race until the spring. i need to find another way to motivate myself, and i'm struggling with this.

also, i just started oral contraceptives for the FIRST time a few days ago. (i know, it's weird...but i waited for a looooong time to have sex, so i never needed bc in high school, and then when it came time, i started right off with the patch and then the ring.) i have to believe that this change in the hormones i'm taking is throwing my body for a loop. oy. also, i'm probably going to start my period any day, so that's gonna be great.

anyway, i'm concentrating today on getting all this excess sodium out of my system and getting back to a healthy eating regime. i have a TON of school stuff to do before tomorrow (ugh procrastination!) and then i'm going to see about going for a run. the weather's looking okay, so i'm pretty sure i'll have time either later this afternoon or perhaps in the early evening at my parents' house.

excuse my rant, but i just had to throw it all up and get it out of my system. i'm going to take this week on with a vengeance.
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    Starting on the pill can really throw things off for a few months. It's a bummer but you'll be all right.
    I think with running... I understand how much races can give you the motivation to keep going. I guess you can just think about that half marathon you're gonna do next year and make sure you keep your weekly miles up so your training will be much more manageable. In the immediate terms... there are always races all through winter! hehe. Come to Chicago and run the 8k (5 mile) "Rudolph Ramble" with me! The race encourages dressing up like Santa or Mrs. Claus! HILARIOUS
    3114 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/12/2009 1:07:44 PM
    Agreed. We just celebrated Thanksgiving and I won't be stepping on the scale this week, that's for sure! And I'm also struggling with a winter goal. I do think that because I'm going to get my annual winter gym membership I'll focus on short but intense runs to prepare for spring AND I'm hoping to take up swimming so maybe I'll work on some lesser goals!
    3114 days ago
    I am the queen of debaucherous indulgence! Keep up the progress and hard work! :-)
    3114 days ago
  • KARVY09
    I agree with you about the concrete goal. It definitely helps me with motivation.

    We should definitely set up that Half Marathoners in 2010 group and hopefully we can get each other psyched up for spring with some challenges and stuff. Check your mail for an invite!
    3114 days ago
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