I have been MIA for many reasons. It’s the end of the semester, and with that comes a lot of stress and anxiety..not to mention the workload. My sleep schedule is more messed up than it has been in a long time. My sister gets here in the morning though, thank the lord. I really need a face from home right now. Running has been not as consistent as I would hope for. It’s mixture of a lot of things, but I think the mental battle is due to not having run a race since November and I’m slowly losing the spirit of racing. But I know how much I love it, so I’m not going to stop. I know once I get back to the states (which is two weeks from today, omg) I will get back into a regular running/life schedule. Until then, well everything will be a little jumbled.
5-6 miles on the agenda for tomorrow. I can’t remember the last time I ran that far, but I need to start proving to myself that I can. Hopefully by posting this here, it will give me the push to do it and I’ll be able to report back with news that I did!
Had my first real night out in while. My friend and I went to Sunday dinner at one of our favorite little pubs. I had roast chicken with veggies and 3 small roast potatoes, 3 half pints, so 1.5 pints of cider and some mixed berry desserty thing. I am hoping to digest before I pass out for the night, as I already put on my workout gear to have Jillian Michaels kick my butt a bit. But, if it ends up being a rest day, that’s fine because I had a great night where I won’t let not working out or having a nice meal out make me feel guilty. Progress progress progress.
I never used to get too bored on runs, but as of lately it’s all that’s been happening. I don’t know what changed, but hopefully my brain will get back to the point where it stops thinking of running as a chore. After I pushed through my wall, my legs started feeling great. It was perfect weather, but with perfect weather brings heaps of people to the Thames meaning dodging people was in full effect. Either way, a little over 3 miles is in the bags on this lovely May day :)
How is it possible that my go-to store are all out of lettuce, bananas, apples and water? It’s been one of those days I guess. This beautiful weather and some miles will make up for it.
2pm and one workout is done for the day. 30DS is in the bags. Now I shower, run some errands, coffee date with a friend, and finally hitting the road for a few miles. May is going to be a good month.
Today was a beautiful day for a 3 mile run! Dinner, netflix, then 30 day shred. Starting to feel like my old self again. It’s about time!
There’s something about working out in shorts (in the comfort of my room where no one can see me) that makes me feel good about myself. Though I don’t particularly like my legs.. I think it gives me hope. Hope for when I reach my goal weight and feel comfortable to wear shorts in public. I dream for the day where I am comfortable enough in my own skin to run outside in an awesomely bright colored pair of running shorts. One day.
I am having the biggest internal debate as to if I should go buy some ice cream right now. I’m watching a movie and craving hard. I still have my work out to get in, but it’s only a little after 8pm. I know I shouldn’t give into a craving but…. I can just have a little…right?