Downward Spiral: Aftermath

This morning I was only able to run a mile when I was supposed to do 2.5.  I should probably be ashamed, but I’m not.

After binging on pizza, nachos and ice cream (I could feel it sloshing around in my gut), having to wake up at 2:00 am for medical reasons, having a jacked up knee and 93 percent humidity I still ran a mile. AND I ran that mile in 13.37 minutes! That’s better than my best time in high-school.

Now I think I’m going to stop running until Monday and restart week 7 of C25K. In the mean time I’ll do some restorative yoga and maybe some weights.

This week ain’t getting me down.

Downward Spiral?

For the last week my eating has been out of control. Example; today I had breakfast from Nations, pizza for lunch and taqueria nachos for dinner followed by Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked froyo.

I’m still up on my running but definitely need to reel in my eating.

I’m not going to beat myself up over this. That’d just put me in a funk and make me want to eat my feelings.

Tomorrow is a new day. No looking back.

C25K Week 5 Day 3

Today was the second most difficult day of C25K program so far (the hardest being day 1). 20 minutes of running without walking. To be honest I really didn’t want to even start this day and once I started I definitely didn’t think I wanted to¬† finish it. The reality of it is that I crushed it. The muscle fatigue was bonkers though. However, the recovery afterwards was quick.

According to app I only ran 1.8 miles. Eventually I’m going to have to improve that figure.

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I swear I wanted to quit with each step (which according to my Fitbit was about 4,600 times). The logical part of my brain is what kept me going. Basically I have to run with the attitude of a Vulcan.

Taking an overdue two days off from running but will definitely slip some yoga in there somewhere.