Slow and Steady

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Turn Around

Wednesday Hump Day sounds funny, but like an out and back run it marks the turn around to the work week.  Today was definitely my turn around. This week started my official 18 week marathon training program and I missed my first run on Tuesday. It was only supposed to be 3 miles so I wasn't too worried I missed it...that is until today's guilt set in. So tonight on a "rest" day, I did my 3 mile make up session and feel great. I wish today was a great food turn around day too, but alas it was not. Don't get me wrong, I am doing well with my caloric intake, but nothing is really doing it for me lately. I haven't really been hungry and when I think I want something, I end up being dissatisfied with it. Example, Monday I found out my great uncle died. I immediately wanted a Snickers bar (I am an emotional eater). I bought said snickers bar, took one bite and was completely distraught because it wasn't amazingly yummy. It did not make me feel like I was wrapped up in a snuggly blanket, I didn't feel consoled. My snickers bar was broken! What was I going to do to fix my sadness?!?! Needless to say it was a tough day.

So without giving me the cliche, go for a run advice, what can I do in the future to stave off an emotional moment when chocolate fails me?

31 Days to 31 Update. Only 10 more days left!!! 
So much left to accomplish, so little time.

Day 19 Recap 06.14.10
  1. Compliment: I can cry with the best of them, I miss my uncle
  2. 3 sets of…tears
  3. Spent 31 minutes: remember how great my childhood experiences in Mexico were
  4. Calories: 1718
  5. Looked in the mirror and remembered today was marathon kick off day--good thing the schedule called for rest, my body needed it. The sleeper I am, the flabbier I feel.

Day 20 Recap 06.15.10
  1. Compliment: I totally wore the cutest outfit today, sorry no pics
  2. 3 sets of…calf raises
  3. Spent 31 minutes: at a congregational board meeting feeling like a true contributor
  4. Calories: 1300
  5. Looked in the mirror and was pretty excited that I get to weigh in tomorrow, I am starting to have a waist!

Day 21 Recap 06.16.10
  1. Compliment: I ran, even though pizza dinner left me feeling ill. So happy for sneakers
  2. 3 sets of…short sprints
  3. Spent 31 minutes: watching the first episode of Top Chef, love summer TV
  4. Calories: 1700, this includes my after 8:00 1/2 PB&J sandwich--I was so hungry
  5. Looked in the mirror and kind of panicked because I only have 10 days to do a number on my arms to achieve my "Sexy Arms"
    Thankful Three
    1. cupcakes at board meetings
    2. talented women in book club, one of which is getting me an estimate on my whimsical bday cake
    3. colored pens. marathon miles are now logged into my paper calendar in green. Green means GO!


    Christi said...

    I am sorry to hear about your uncle. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I wish I could give you great advice on emotional eating but I really have not conquered that yet myself. Just try and remember your goals and maybe that will help! No matter whatyou do, remember that you are a strong and confident person!

    Syl said...

    It's hard when grieving not to turn to food, for the time being i would say focus on you, try to do something nice for yourself, be it a bubble bath, a good book or just some you time if you can.
    You are in my thoughts!