Now that marathon training has begun I have found it has helped to have some "daily goals" on paper. Tomorrow I have 5 miles on the plan with 2 @ pace. Not really sure what that "pace" is, but I keep remininding myself that I at the beginning of the process. Be Nice. Be Nice.
Yesterday was a full day and it was almost 8:00 p.m. before I found time to run. I only had three miles to run but it felt like so much more. I knew this run was more about habit and committing to my plan. My mill is by a window so when it is dark all I see is my reflection in the window. This can make for a thought provoking run.
My running thoughts...
"Wow,my boobs look huge"
"Where did those come from"
"Hmm, maybe my extra pounds just went to my boobs"
"Nope, I have a tire bouncing around my waist"
"My face is really red and I am at 1.5 miles"
"This is the longest run ever"
"Maybe the mileage is off"
"My pants are falling down"
"I think my underwear is now higher than my pants"
"How will I ever survive a long run"
"I can't wait to see that tire melt"
"Pretty sure the boobs will go too"
In addition to marathon training this week has also brought my "first week" of classes. I am a bit overwhelmed with a research class that appears to be brutal. I can't even bear to look at the syllabus. I am also helping teach two sections for my Masters project. I am freaking to put it mildly. Quantative and Qualitative means nothing to me. Run away...now.
I need to get organized and that is not my strong point. I am so thankful for Run With Jess she has been making all sorts of fun Eugene training tools. My hubby was full of encouraging words today. I am one semester away from Masters and now is not the time to have a total melt down. So I put my melt down aside but promised him it will come later at most likely the worst time.
In attempts to distract myself from reality I got a great tip from Swim Bike Mom to check out the app LoseIt. Looked kind of fun and it was FREE. So today I plugged in my food and it appears I still have 200 calories to go? Surprising. Hoping it will help me shed a few. Even if that means downsizing my boobs.
Hope your week is off to a great start. I have been enjoying time at home (and not in a hospital)with my newly bald hubby. He is in good company....exhibit Dolvette.
Keep On Keeping On!