About to hit the 11 Week mark and I’m still trying to work harder. I’ve been able to run longer distances lately since I put an audiobook on my phone so I could listen and concentrate on that instead of music. It’s much easy to run to. The Memorial Half-Marathon supports running without ear-buds in so I guess in the last couple of weeks I’ll work on running without it along with running outisde in the cold. I hate being cold and running in the cold usually messes up my throat for a day or two but last year on the morning of the Memorial Marathon it was cold and rainy…so I would rather prepare and condition than show up and lose it before it even starts.
I ate a few french fries at lunch today for the first time in about a month. One thing that I really like about not eating bad food is that when I do eat it on occasion(s) I enjoy it a lot more than I used to. I think it’s pretty automatic to take food for granted;when you have it all the time you forget that there could be a period of time when you couldn’t have it (if that makes sense). I’m not a “rabbit” but I’ve been eating a lot of salad and vegetables so when I finally eat a burger or fries or a waffle it’s really damn good.
Another thing is that Lent is coming up. I need to figure out what to give up. I drink soda every once in a while so that’s not really something worthy of sacrificing. I think I’ll give up cookies…I have a slight problem with the cafeteria cookies and that’s something that would be hard for me so I think it’s worth it. I need to figure out when Lent starts.
I’ve been a little busy the past week. I have a couple of tests this week so I’ve been alternating my free time between studying, working out, and Facebook/Pinterest. I need to start limiting the internet activity.
I have been working out at least once or twice every day since this past weekend when I was home for work. This is good health wise but I haven’t taken a recovery day so my muscles are stiff and sore. I’m trying to make the decision to not go run or go to the circuit room today so I can recover…but since I’ve been building stamina and muscle it’s gotten more and more addictive.
Another thing is that this Sunday the 5th marks the final 12 week stretch before the OKCMM…so I’m worried I’m not putting enough into it. I’ll definitely have to work harder…or at least run more starting next week.