So last week seemed like it would be a really promising week as far as running goes, until THURSDAY. I had a really bad day at work, it was busy and there was cake and things went downhill super fast. Unfortunately I have a all or nothing mentality so when I gave in and had that piece I ended up binge eating for the rest of the night, and then it turned into the rest of the weekend…This has been an ongoing thing since my marathon training began.
I am starting to notice how this affects my training. I have been procrastinating my runs because I feel like junk because I am eating nothing but junk all weekend and then my run either don’t happen or they aren’t as good as they are supposed to be. For example I was supposed to run 15 miles on Saturday but I kept putting it off and eventually it was Sunday. I had made plans to go to my Grandmothers Sunday morning and then Austin’s moms Sunday night and we had to get out groceries and clean the apartment up a little bit. So in the midst of all that I finally had two and a half hours planned out to run my fifteen miles, I got eight miles in and was feeling great, the path was a little more uphill then I like but I was doing ok. Until I thought I had to cough and it was vomit…Jalapenos and salsa from my potatoes and eggs from that morning ( and three cups of coffee). I could barely breathe and I started to get really miserable and HOT in the middle of January( it was fifty degrees and I was in a black long sleeve shirt and my warmest leggings). I called Austin and asked him to come and pick me up.
A lot of other things went wrong as well, like I forgot a hat and my sunglasses and the sun was shinning on my face the entire time and with the snow melting there was water all over the sidewalks and roads that reflected the sun right into my face. It was a great reminder to me that all my runs can’t be great, or even good. This run sucked. It was really humbling I realized how far fifteen miles really is and how important it is to take care of your body and give it what it needs to be able to preform.