2014 Here I Come
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Since Thanksgiving, I can term the last month or so as nothing less than self abuse with the amount and quality of food I've eaten. I've gained back some weight, but so what. I'm back on track again and eager to see how this year pans out for me. I have a friend's wedding at the end of May and a cruise in July so I have some firm mini-goals/deadlines for weight loss already.
After being off exercise due to my leg, I decided to re-start the C25K program to slowly build back up my endurance again. So far so good. This injury was a real learning opportunity about not pushing so hard. So far, running again has been a real breeze, aerobically speaking. These first couple of weeks have been really really easy to breath through. My worry has been more about wear and tear on the legs. Instead of my usual running at the indoor track at the YMCA, I am bracing against the cold and running in my neighborhood. The last time I did that, I was already well into my injury and it HURT. Since taking two months off to heal, I have been shocked that I don't hurt at ALL after running outdoors on the pavement!!! This is so very encouraging. I'm very very pleased. I remember well last year and then two years before that when I began C25K and even running 60 second spurts was just intolerable! It makes me happy to look back and really realize the difference in my ability and outlook on running. Every time I think about "pushing it", I keep telling myself "slow and steady". I am so very very grateful to be back at it and able to move again.
The holidays are over. It's back to spinach smoothies and tracking calories. All is well and looking up!