Mostly took the week off to travel. No workouts worth writing down.
Tuesday: Walked 3 miles
Wednesday: Ran 25 minutes
Saturday: Ran 35 minutes
Sunday: Ran a charity 5K (33 minutes)
Tuesday: Ran 22 minutes
Wednesday: Ran 30 minutes
Saturday: Ran 40 minutes
Sunday: Ran 20 minutes
Thoughts on food:
Ate a lot of Indian food these last couple of weeks. Learned that it's hard to be a vegetarian in small-town Arkansas. Finally started cooking for myself in a real way that I am actually excited about. Made grilled brie sandwiches with wilted spinach/sauteed garlic for lunch today. Delicious.
This upcoming week is the first one where I've planned a meal for every day that I actually want to eat (and don't just feel like I should eat, like a salad).
A busy couple of weeks of work-travel-work meant I was pretty burned out on running/eating/work/life. Throw in some random heel pain, severe depression, and lack of sunlight, and I didn't do much for a week or so. But I bought new running shoes (again), got some sleep, and finally sorted out some things. My heel pain is gone, and I also beat my PR for a 5K. I'm feeling better.
Tonight I'm going to a spin class for the first time ever. I get free gym classes as part of my employee gym membership, so I'm trying to take advantage of them. Hoping these classes will keep me from tiring of running. I just haven't been feeling it lately. I'm always careful to pay attention to when I'm not as excited about running. I want to protect it and keep it as something I look forward to, something that sustains me. I don't want it to ever be a chore.
These last couple of weeks reminded me that life is always a work-in-progress. I've been feeling a little worse for the wear. I am trying to remember to be gentle to myself, to take it easy when I need to. I am trying to be more vocal about who/what I am grateful for. I am trying to remember how much my loved ones sustain me. I am trying to remember how much running sustains me. I am trying. I suppose that's what matters, on tougher days. On better days, it's the doing that counts.
- Go to a couple of gym classes. This will help with cross-training and keeping me interested in working out during these shorter, drearier fall days.
- Set up a time to meet with a personal trainer and nutritionist (also free, courtesy of my gym membership).
- Cook the meals I said I'd cook (mostly fancy hot sandwiches and fish tacos).
- Get at least one shorter, tempo run in.