Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nothing new

I know I've posted about this before, but every time I have this realization it seems important.

I've had some really good workouts and runs the last few weeks. I have been able to sleep on my stomach again, something I haven't really been able to do because my neck wouldn't turn that much to the side. Except for this past week when I had a cold, I've just felt good. And when that happens, I can look back and give myself a break and not think I was jut being a wimp when things weren't so good. I can be kind of amazed that I was able to do as much as I did when I felt like crap. I can accept that I really did feel like crap, and I wasn't just being lazy.

That said, feeling like crap for a while does take a toll. I am slower, fatter, and out of a good routine. But, I am working toward becoming faster, leaner, and more structured, in working out and in eating.

I was planning to do a 5k this morning, but I bailed when it was already 70 degrees and super humid at 7am (race was at 10). I had wanted cool weather to see if I could be faster...I figured this would be a crappy race, and given that even a good race would result in a crappy time, I didn't see the need to pay $25 to prove that. October 30 is the next possible attempt. Today, I will head to the gym and do a treadmill run...probably 2.5 at a 9:3oish pace. And then do some squats and deadlifts.


Anonymous said...

Ha! I totally knew your race was today, but I forgot today was today (the 26th). So great to read about your running fast, lifting, and multiple recoveries.

35life said...

Don't you hate when the weather doesn't cooperate with us? You're better than me though. I can't bring myself to use the dreadmill!

WendyBird said...

You are doing awesome! Everyone has ups and downs, most are like hills. With RA we have mountains. We get so used to the valleys we forget what it feels like to be high enough to see out of the trees! When the RA backs off, it is like a fog of mashed potatoes lifting