Because I’m not perfect and I do not always do what’s right and because …. well just because, my weight is up this week. 182.4 that’s up 1.4 lbs. I won’t complain because I know it’s not permanent. It will help once I’m not constipated and when I just keep doing what I know I’m suppose to.
I need this race tomorrow to be over with. I am all about that damn thing. Why I’m not sure but it’s time to just finish it so I can continue with my diet, life style changes and exercise. My ankle feels a bit better, not as painful so today I am going to go run the trail for 15 minutes and see how it does. That will decide what tomorrow will bring, running, walking or nothing. I know my ankles health is important so I’ll know this afternoon what I’ll be doing. Also thank you everyone for your advice and love. It makes making my decision easier knowing that some of you have had to skip a race or walk one when you wanted to run or even just be there when you really have wanted to do more. THANK YOU!!!
My book has been on stall this week. I only have time to read when I go to bed and this week by time I get into bed I can keep my eyes open long enough to cover up and say my prayers so I didn’t read more. Next week will be better, for one thing canning will be done and it’s dark earlier so that means we’ll be in a lot earlier. So this should mean time to relax and read a bit.
My 5K in 100 days with Brad is going excellent. I have been asking him questions and he is really great at answering them for me. I’m learning to breath and that for me is a huge thing. I still pant to much but am learning to just listen to my breathing and feeling just a bit ahead so I know when to slow down to catch my breath. It now takes about 10-15 seconds to catch my breath so I can run again, nothing like even a week ago when it would take me 30-40 seconds to begin to catch it. So I’m learning. This week on Brad’s challenge we were suppose to run without music. THAT IS HARD!!! I use the tempo of the music to help me run. I’ve done it once and will again today but for the race tomorrow it will be loud, fast and so will I, hopefully.
Exercise and water are always the easier part of my plan for getting healthy. A year or so ago I was still struggling on going out and walking 3 times a week, now I hit the gym and the trails at least 4 times a week and I am walking everywhere I can possible go. Heck I even run to my mailbox now. Water, always a minimum of a gallon but when you don’t drink anything but a glass of milk a day it’s easy.
So my intake needs to decrease a bit to lose the added 1.4 lbs and more, I need to race tomorrow and move on, I need to get back to my book, I need to keep up with my running and exercising and most of all I just need to learn to relax and enjoy life. I am such a busy person and I like it that way but I need to live more in the moment and not always be looking ahead and thinking what’s next. Learning, that’s what I’m doing.
So this is my update for the week. I always do it a day or two early because weekends are so unpredictable as to when I’ll get back. I hope you all did excellent this week and if you didn’t, a bit like me, then there’s next week to just do it better. We’re learning and living and moving and becoming the healthiest people possible. Keep up the great work guys. I’ll be by to visit each of you as often as I can. I’ve read some amazing blogs out there and you all are awesome people.