Wow, where have I been? I feel like I have finally landed after my 20 mile runner’s high. I have thought about blogging but felt like I didn’t have anything to top my last post. But here I am…
Last week I didn’t do much. I felt surprisingly ok after Monday’s 20 miles. My calves were a bit sore but I have felt worse. I took a rest Tues and Wed to try and tame my hip pain then hit 5 miles on Thursday and well, 1k on Saturday. Yes, 1K. My Little Buddy did a local 1K and I ran along with him. He did so great! I’m so proud. The plan was for me to do the 5k after his 1k pushing him in my jogger. GASP! I know! I haven’t pushed him in over a year, maybe a year and a half, which would explain why when I went out to the garage 20 minutes before registration closed and could not find my jogger anywhere. I was ticked. I haven’t needed that thing in forever and the ONE time I want it I can’t find it. I started pitching things in the garage left and right but it was no where. The only thing I can think of is I loaned it out and don’t remember to whom. So my 5k plan was a wash. I was disappointed.
I guess it worked out though since by Saturday my body was aching all over. I have no idea why. I felt like I think I will feel when I am 90 years old; creaky, achy, stiff, tired. So I think my week of rest was a good choice. Tomorrow is 12-14 with my Running Consultant. I still feel stiff but I just need to get out there and run.
Now, for a true confession: I have fallen off the wagon.
Hi. My name is Amanda and I can’t stop eating sweets. All things sweet and bad for me. Chocolate. Sweet Tarts. Cadbury Eggs. M&M Sugar Cookies. Maple and Brown Sugar Pop Tarts.
I don’t know what is happening to me. I am determined to get it under control…starting now. No more sweets, okay…only in moderation. I bet I gained 5 pounds in the last week. I was told once by a wise man, “Quit at the store”. That method worked for me once and I believe it will work for me again. I will not buy any more of this junk. I think it all starts with drinks, sweet drinks like Propel, Gatorade, soda, anything not water. SO back to my water and coffee and tea.
And last thing on my blog-worthy agenda…Dun Dun Dun…..
A new blog title! My web address will remain the same but I have felt for quite some time now that 5 Miles 2 Empty is a little on the negative side. I wanted a more positive spin and I mentioned this to my friend Jessica tonight while we were having dinner. She spat out “Yeah, you need to call it 5 Miles Past Empty….” So without further delay, I herby rename my blog…
5 Miles Past Empty
Today I am grateful for:
A beautiful day to do yard work!
Dinner with friends!
My recliner! I finally moved it from upstairs to downstairs, where I can actually sit in it! Yay!!!
14 Days to OKC Marathon!!!!